I thought it would be nice to come up with a recipe that mimics the Thanksgiving bird but can be made in one tenth the time. So these Rock Cornish Game Hens are stuffed à la Thanksgiving and served with a quick gravy.
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Cranberries are in season right now. You'll be surprised how easy it is to make this classic sauce using fresh cranberries.
Butternut Squash Lasagne
A delicious alternative to the classic meat-and-tomato-sauce lasagne, this makes a perfect vegetarian entrée for the holidays. Roasting squash caramelizes it and concentrates its flavor.
Everyone loves mashed potatoes, particularly if the meal includes simple gravy. My two main choices for preparing them are Russet and Yukon Gold potatoes.
Turkey Club Salad
Have leftover turkey? This salad is composed of all the elements found in the classic turkey club sandwich, except the bread has been turned into croutons and the mayo into herb sauce.
This pumpkin flan is the ultimate comfort dessert. The ginger whipped cream dresses it up, but it’s real good all by itself.
Homemade Pan Gravy
I always get lots of questions about making gravy, so I thought no matter what meat or poultry you are cooking, this recipe would come in handy when you head for the kitchen.
Fresh Ginger Gingerbread
When I had to cook a dish for a large fund-raising event my good friend Jean Anderson gave me her recipe for this gingerbread made with fresh ginger.
Green Bean Casserole Moderne
A favorite Thanksgiving side dish, my fresh version is so hearty it qualifies as a vegetarian entrée and can be found in the vegetarian chapter of "Sara’s Secrets for Weeknight Meals."
Crispy Roast Duck
Duck is one of my absolute favorites, but it is not easy to get it right. The desired result is so wonderful that I’ve spent 25 years trying to figure out how to get it done dependably and easily. The method I use here works well and is not too scary.
Vermont Apple Crisp with Maple Sauce
The key to the delicious flavor of this fall dessert is Grade B maple syrup which is more intense than the readily available Grade A.
Waffles Eggs Benedict
This variation of the classic Eggs Benedict features creamed spinach and bacon with the poached egg. Double the bacon and egg for a heartier dinner.