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… Read More Cranberry Bread


Le Gratin Savoyard

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… Read More Le Gratin Savoyard


Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Thanksgiving

I thought the Treasury didn’t have a mashed potatoes recipe. But that’s because the indexing for the Treasury, like some of the recipes, is infuriating. I scoured the book and gave up, offering Potatoes Savoyard as an alt potato. However, I was browsing the index and discovered the index has an entirely separate section labeled vegetables. Thi… Read More Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

Hawaii, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes Alternative

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Thanksgiving

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… Read More Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes Alternative


Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Wayside Inn

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Thanksgiving

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… Read More Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Wayside Inn