Thanksgiving Holiday

Spices and Herbs: Fresh Flavors

December 12, 2017 Christmas


A little oregano, fresh rosemary, cinnamon, freshly ground pepper, vanilla beans, Italian spice blend, kosher salt . . . You name it, you’re probably using it this holiday season. From baking to cooking and from breakfasts to desserts, spices and seasonings are an integral part of holiday foods. This season you will probably use a […]

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Port-Glazed Onions and Shallots

November 17, 2014 Featured Recipe

This side dish is a favorite during Thanksgiving time, but is a perfect winter-time recipe that can be enjoyed with so many meals. 1 10-ounce package pearl onions 1 10-ounce package golden pearl onions 10 ounces small (1-inch diameter) shallots 2 tbsp (1/4 stick) butter 1 cup ruby Port 1/3 cup low-salt chicken broth 2 […]

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Have a Ball this Thanksgiving – A Cheese Ball, That Is

November 25, 2013 Food

California Cheese and Bacon Balls

As we head into the final stretch of Thanksgiving Planning, the California Milk Advisory Board provides us with some great advice for feeding the crowds. Following the Family Eats Four Pillars, The CMAB offers tips and suggestions on how to bring it all together. Whether they’re appetizers on the big day, or nibbles for watching […]

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Cranberry Compote with Ginger and Molasses

November 16, 2013 Seasonal

cranberry goodness

Thanksgiving is the only time of the year we make this recipe, but every time we do, we enjoy it so much that we pledge to make it when it’s not the holiday. Maybe this year, we’ll remember! 4 cups fresh cranberries 1 ½ cups water 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp finely grated peeled fresh […]

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Grill-Roasted Vegetables with Pine Nut Pesto

November 16, 2013 Recipes

Seasonal flavors as a side dish.

While the turkey is in the oven, light up the grill and get this delicious side dish going. With a collection of seasonal flavors, this recipe pairs nicely with any Thanksgiving meal, and is a great recipe to pull out for any fall and winter meal. 1 lb carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 lb […]

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Butternut Squash with Tangerine and Sage Glaze

November 16, 2013 Side Dishes


Take advantage of the delicious flavors of the season by pairing the butternut squash with a citrus flavor and a bit of sage. Warming and inviting, this recipe is sure to please. Perfect for Thanksgiving and throughout the season. 8 lbs butternut squash with long necks 1 cup fresh tangerine juice, divided ½ cup whipping […]

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Apple Pie

November 16, 2013 Desserts


Apple pie is a favorite all y ear ’round, but when it comes to the holidays, it is a must. Make a traditional apple pie, such as this recipe, the top with homemade whipped cream and caramel sauce. For added visual appeal, create a decorative top crust. Pie crust 2 cups flour ¾ cup Crisco […]

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Corn Bread, Wild Mushroom, and Pecan Stuffing

November 16, 2013 Recipes

Corn Bread, Wild Mushrooms and Pecan Stuffing

This delicious corn bread stuffing is delicious when stuffed inside the bird, but is equally delicious when baked in a buttered baking dish. Serve it with your favorite holiday meals, or just as a down home side dish for a cold winter’s night meal. 1 1/2 cups pecans 6 tbsp butter 1/2 recipe corn bread […]

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Quick & Easy Turkey Stock

November 15, 2013 Recipes

A quick and easy homemade turkey stock, which can be made without starting from scratch Note: make double if following Salt Roasted Turkey recipe 8 cups low-salt organic chicken broth 2 celery stalks, or 1 leek (white and light green parts, cleaned) or small handful of lovage 2 scrubbed unpeeled carrots cut into large chunks […]

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Salted Roast Turkey with Herbs and Shallot-Dijon Gravy

November 15, 2013 Main Meals

The centerpiece of the meal.

A delicious salted roast turkey, complemented by a flavorful gravy creates a deliciously tender and juicy bird for your Thanksgiving celebration. (Heck, it’s great any time of the year.) This relatively no-fuss recipe gives you the freedom to sit down, relax, and enjoy the day. Herbed Salt 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp coarse kosher salt […]

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