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Weekend Cookbook Challenge #11: Zucchini-Feta Fritters

This month’s Weekend Cookbook Challenge, (which I almost forgot about — oops!), is all about party food. So, to accomplish this, I turned to a book all about parties, entertaining and proper hostessing — I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, by Amy Sedaris. It’s very funny, kitschy, deadpan in tone and is sprinkled […]

A Tasty Little Garnish: Herbed and Slightly Spicy Raisin Compote

There’s something about the Fall and early Winter that makes me want to chop fresh herbs — specifically sage, rosemary and thyme. Oh hell, parsley too. And this raisin compote has them all.

We had this very recently with a roast chicken (sort of like a pre-mini-Thanksgiving) and it was quite good. The original […]

Leftover Madness: Turkey-Cranberry Ravioli

Wondering what to do with the leftover turkey and other side dishes from Thursday, I came across this recipe from Giada of Everyday Italian. Although this recipe was originally intended as a Thanksgiving meal for two, I figured it would work well enough with leftover, cooked turkey (as opposed to the raw, ground turkey […]

Thanksgiving: Is It Really Over?

Leftovers, as taken by jwa to work on Friday morning.

Mostly pictures today, as I am mostly tired. I stupidly tried to go shopping with a bunch of other people and although the check-out line at Cost Plus was not bad, actually getting on the ramp to come home sucked.

The final basting. […]

Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese with Sage

This was creamy and cheesy and squashy. The color makes it look like it’s a regular cheddar mac and cheese but that’s really the color of the roasted butternut squash. Sneaky! But, of course, there’s cheese in it too, so it’s not like the meal is completely healthy. On the other hand, it’s also […]