Archive for November, 2007:

Nov
28

Thanksgiving Recap Continued!

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With equal parts pride and embarrassment, I’m pleased to report that after 22 years, I made my first contribution to Thanksgiving dinner last week. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been in charge of setting the table and helping with dishes for years, but when it comes to culinary experience, I sit lowest on the totem […]

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Nov
27

Sour Cream-Horseradish Mash Potatoes

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November 2006 issue of Bon Appétit. 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes (unpeeled) ¼ cup butter 1 cup sour cream 1/3 cup fresh chopped chives ¼ cup prepared horseradish Place potatoes in large saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well; cool slightly. […]

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Nov
27

Thanksgiving Recap

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   Jamie and Allie with the before pie…   and after  With help from my nieces Jamie and Allie, the “Modern Mince Pie” turned out quite good!  It was difficult to tell if I really liked it or not being so disgustingly stuffed after dinner, so I tried it for breakfast the next morning and […]

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Nov
21

Modern Mincemeat Pie

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I’m making this recipe for the first time this Thanksgiving. Modern Mincemeat Pie (from America’s Test Kitchn/Cook’s Illustrated Nov. 2006) 3 large Granny Smith apples (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, cored, cut into 1/4-inch dice 3 large McIntosh or Braeburn apples (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, cored, cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 cup golden raisins […]

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Nov
21

Mid-Thanksgiving-week Morsels

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With Thanksgiving tomorrow (already?!), this week’s morsels include some Turkey Day tid-bits from a smattering of the SacFoodies and fellow FHers (those who are in the office today). . .    Aside from spending time with friends and family tomorrow, what are you looking forward to most? Ali: A morning bike ride around the Lodi vineyards […]

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Nov
20

A New Thanksgiving Tradition: Sour Cream-Horseradish Mash Potatoes

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Every year I bring a either a side dish or appetizer to my family’s Thanksgiving Dinner.  Last year I made this version of mashed potatoes and they were such a hit that I’m planning on preparing them again this year.  I found the recipe in the November 2006 issue of Bon Appétit.  Sour Cream-Horseradish Mash […]

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Nov
15

Giving Thanks for Mom’s Stuffing

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As I was reading through the various newspaper food pages yesterday, I was bombarded with Thanksgiving recipes. Soups, sides, pies and, of course, turkeys (brined, fried and everything in between) made my mouth water, my tummy rumble and reminded me how much I love a delicious Turkey Day feast. Because I am joining my husband’s […]

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Nov
14

Mom’s Baklava

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If you’re craving something sweet that has a wonderful crispy-light and nutty texture, try my Mom’s baklava recipe. It makes a great addition to the holiday dessert table. Enjoy! Ingredients: 4 cups California walnuts (1-16 oz. package), finely chopped ½ cup sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 pound phyllo 1 cup butter, melted 1 12-oz. […]

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Nov
14

Thursday at the Shack ~ 11/15/07

Cho! Co! ~ It’s Cajun Night at the Shack! *Catfish & Hushpuppies *Chicken & Andouille Gumbo *Dirty Rice *Shrimp salad w/ Cajun Remoulade Open at 6 p.m., food and music around 7 p.m. The Shack 5201 Folsom Blvd 457-5997

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Nov
13

The Supper Club Experience

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  The cliché about living in Sacramento is “the best thing about Sacramento is that you’re an hour from Tahoe and an hour to the City.”  For me, the best thing about living in Sacramento is that we have the Supper Club!  On a recent Saturday evening, my husband Johnnie and our good friends, former […]

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