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Mom’s Poultry Dressing/Stuffing & Her Turkey Giblet Gravy

Contains:  Wheat, gluten, nightshades.  Is: A family (mostly) traditional holiday turkey dressing and gravy pair of recipes.  You can combine these with my earlier recipe – or with any roasted turkey / large chicken you want to make.   I cannot … Continue reading

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Basic Small Heritage Turkey

Contains:  Dairy (butter).  Is: Meant for the holidays. (Or, whenever…) I basically RUINED an (expensive Whole Foods) turkey by brining it some years back, following brining instructions no less.  Alas, it was also a heritage turkey.  I’ve been wanting a … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

Contains:  Sugar.  Is:  Quick and easy. Mom liked making everything to do with the Thanksgiving dinner pretty much from scratch – that green bean casserole wasn’t, and nor was the cranberry – the latter I don’t think was something any … Continue reading

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Yiaourtopita: A Greek Yogurt Cake

Contains:  Dairy, gluten (wheat), alcohol, added sugar.  Is:  Vegetarian, tree-nut free, one of my rare dessert endeavors. About time I posted another dessert, and to go with my year-long Greek (and longer) craze, I present, Yiaourtopita.  I will be posting … Continue reading

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Holiday Dishes for The End of the Year (Thanksgiving Onwards)

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Hogmanay.  And any other date you want to celebrate, whether for familial, spiritual, traditional, or friendship reasons.  After all, any Holiday is what YOU make … Continue reading

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Dad’s Eggplant (Aubergine) Pizzas

Contains:  Dairy, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo, not truly Italian but inspired, and something good we grew up with.   You can make this an omnivore dish by adding in some ground beef, or perhaps pepperoni slices.  They’re not essential, and … Continue reading

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Roast Cornish Game Hen

Contains:  No major allergens.  Is:  Gluten-free, paleo.   This dinner came from a home-farmed chicken.  This hen weighed 1.25 pounds, dressed.  (By being “dressed”, this really means undressed of feathers, feet, and guts.)  She wasn’t a full out Cornish Cross, but … Continue reading

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Savory Puff Pastry “Cookies”

Contains:  wheat, gluten, potential nightshades.  Is:  Quick and easy, fun.  Can be vegetarian if you don’t use bacon grease.  I did this one on a spur of the moment inspiration, assuming you can call this an inspiration.  But they can … Continue reading

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Menudo Soup (A Mexican Tripe Dish)

Contains:  Offal, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, wheat free, Whole30, paleo.  Halloween is on the horizon, as is the Mexican Day of the Dead – so, why not make Menudo? Of course if you add optional hominy or corn, this will no … Continue reading

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Beef Liver, Mushrooms, Shallots

Contains:  Offal, dairy (if you use the ghee or butter).  Is:  Gluten-free, potentially night-shade free, potentially dairy-free, quick and easy, Whole30, paleo. This was one of the few meats I did not enjoy as a child.  I still can’t say … Continue reading

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