Thanksgiving with Vincent Price – Cranberry Bread

Thanksgiving with Vincent Price – Cranberry Bread

Cranberry sauce is the emblem and the badge of Thanksgiving dinner. Without the sauce, it isn’t T-day, it’s just another turkey dinner on a Thursday. But in the Treasury of Great Recipes, there isn’t a single instance of cranberry sauce instructions. It does appear on the menu for Longfellow’s Wayside Inn but you’ll have to figure it out …

Le Gratin Savoyard (potatoes gratin)

Le Gratin Savoyard (potatoes gratin)

You’ll need potatoes for your Thanksgiving meal. Mashed are traditional since you’ll be serving gravy from that magnificent bird. However, the Treasury doesn’t offer a mashed potato recipe (actually, maybe it does). So I’m offering this French dish for potatoes au gratin, from the Savoy region of France. It appears on page 61. Mashed potatoes are …

Haricots Verts à la Lyonnaise ( green beans)

Haricots Verts à la Lyonnaise ( green beans)

Thanksgiving dinner means green beans on the table. Some homes serve green beans with bread crumbs sprinkled on top and some serve them Almandine both of which are horrible and no. Don’t. Green beans are just fine all by themselves. They don’t need your help. Just cook them gently and serve them plainly and everyone …

Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes Alternative

Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes Alternative

The Treasury is a generous cornucopia of recipes. I poured over every page looking for a candied sweet potatoes recipe. I scoured the index. Then I remembered yams are a Pacific island food. There’s a whole section on Hawaii and bet something there might work. Victory. On page 363 is a recipe for Candied Papaya …

Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Wayside Inn

Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Wayside Inn

Thanksgiving is barreling through the calendar toward us and if you’re anything like the rest of the home cooks in America you are thinking about Thanksgiving turkey. And if you are anything like the 50 bajillion first-time turkey cooks, you are terrified you’ll foul up your fowl. Fortunately, I have made that mistake already so …

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