Deep Fried Cornish Hens

Deep Fried Cornish Hens for Man Food Mondays

Wow, Thanksgiving is just down the week from here.  I hope you’re almost ready for that house full of family and friends.  Over the years I have had a few different types of Thanksgiving meals.  Most involved ham and turkey, while some involved a trip to a restaurant or warming something frozen up at the… 

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Wilted Brussels Sprout Salad

Wilted Brussels Sprouts Salad

This is a Wilted Brussels Sprouts Salad that has been evolving in my mind for about five years. The first year Steve and I were married, we spent Thanksgiving with his family, and his brother-in-law was talking about having seen a recipe for fried shaved Brussels sprouts that he had considered making. I have had… 

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Cabernet Cranberry Sauce

Cabernet Cranberry Sauce

If you’ve been reading my blog for more than one holiday season, you know that that from before Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, I have a little bit of a cranberry obsession. Every year, I make some version of this cranberry sauce. I’ve made it with just various combinations of wine, liquor, and different juices for the… 

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Lemon Glazed Gingerbread Pound Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

Lemon Glazed Gingerbread Pound Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

I think gingerbread is one of those fall/winter flavors that sometimes gets neglected. I have to say it was never really a love of mine until I briefly went to college in Winston-Salem. In Old Salem there is a restaurant called the Tavern, which, at least way back when I was there, served gingerbread with… 

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Sweet Potato Cranberry Biscuits

Sweet Potato Cranberry Biscuits

Do you remember the sweet potatoes I was telling you about a while back? Well, in addition to the sweet potato fries and lots of baked sweet potatoes, I made these Sweet Potato Cranberry Biscuits. Oh-my-goodness-YUM! These biscuits are light and fluffy with just a touch of sweetness. They are not sweet like a doughnut… 

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