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Stuffing, Cranberries, and Pie

Artichoke Mushroom StuffingIt’s time to revisit some of our Thanksgiving favs. For me, there are so many different dishes at Thanksgiving that I tend not to re-invent the food wheel. Rather, I use tried-and-true seasonal recipes that get four-star raves from around the table. So first here, is my Artichoke Mushroom “dressing” that I bake outside the bird.

Then there’s my easy Cranberry Apricot Relish that can be made several days ahead. Apricot preserves along with orange zest and sherry make this special.

Last, (but not least at all!) is my best-ever Pumpkin Pie. It’s the Libby’s canned pumpkin recipe, tweeked a bit, and invigorated with Angostura orange bitters. This is now Rosie’s tried-and-true pumpkin pie too. YUMM… with all caps!  Enjoy :o)
Click on recipe titles to see the actual recipe.

Cranberry Apricot Relish
Cranberry-Apricot Relish
Best Ever Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie w Orange Bitters

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  1. Posted November 18, 2016 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    It all sounds so darned delicious, Rita–almost makes me wish I was cooking next week. 🙂 I bet your dressing would go great with roast chicken, or even salmon, too.

    • Posted November 18, 2016 at 11:39 am | Permalink

      Jill, do you stuff your turkey/chicken? Even though the poultry juices add lots of flavor, I’m a lazy cook. So the dressing has to be super tasty all by itself. And… I spoon gravy over my share of dressing anyway. I’m just bringing the pumpkin pie to Thanksgiving–easy :o)

      • Posted November 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

        I’m with you, Rita–I’d rather do dressing than stuffing because then I can cook the bird perfectly rather than risk overcooking it because I have to get the very center of the stuffing to a certain temperature.

        My Thanksgiving will be even easier than yours–we’re doing the buffet at my mother-in-law’s retirement community. What it lacks in culinary excitement almost makes up for what it provides in ease. Almost. 🙂

        • Rosie's Kitchen
          Posted November 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

          Hi Jill! Rosie here. I like your easy Thanksgiving — we did the retirement gig last year. It’s also a sweet way to meet and be with folks at a different pace. This year it’s my turn to host after mooching off my sister for many years. But she is required to bring the dressing because her homemade cornbread and plain bread dressings are unbeatable! All from scratch. Happy Thanksgiving!

          • Posted November 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

            Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Rosemary! One plus of hosting–leftovers! Although where my mother-in-law lives, they give residents a turkey sandwich to take home for later–isn’t that sweet?