Tag: thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving!

A somewhat small one one this year, with Lexi and Alice, John and Suzanne. Love when the temperature allows for outdoor storage! Mom’s table.   Pemaquid oysters! Suzanne really loved those! Cured meats and pate. Greg and John. Cozy. Time for […]


Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving celebration at school! Geoffrey! Sam’s turn! Gregory! Holly! Leo! Joaquin! Sam and Yumi. Adorable. Related posts: For a Christmas Celebration, Shannon, Tasha, Sushi, Soup and Tom and Jerrys! Thanksgiving at the Ranch First Thanksgiving, First Dinner Party Dry-Brined Turkey […]


Making Gravy for Thanksgiving

No need to wait til the turkey is done to make the gravy. Do it ahead by roasting turkey legs and wings, and stirring up a lovely broth. Our recipe: Turkey gravy. It will be divine. Related posts: Thanksgiving Turkey […]


Thanksgiving Prep

Lists and recipes. Tis the season. Related posts: Christmas Dinner Prep Thanksgiving 2016 Thanksgiving 2011: Sam’s First Thanksgiving Thanksgiving at the Ranch

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

A little egg, a little turkey, a little potato. A lot of yum. Turkey hash with Parmesan, avocado and egg. And hot sauce. Gotta have hot sauce. #sourcherryfarm #lohudfood #njeats #northjerseyeats #northjersey #leftovers #thanksgiving A photo posted by Liz Johnson […]

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Thanksgiving 2016

Family, friends, food. A wonderful day to give thanks for our many, many blessings. Whoever got this last turkey was blessed indeed! Thank goodness we ordered ahead! This year’s recipe was the same as last year’s. A smashing success! Bon […]


Thanksgiving 2015 at the Ranch

We had a quiet but delicious Thanksgiving this year. Les Gilberts joined us at the Ranch, where we raised a glass to all our blessings, then sat down for a scrumptious meal, from oysters to chocolate tart. In what has […]

cocktails, recipes

American 76

We wanted an American cocktail for Thanksgiving, and we wanted something festive and bubbly. Sarah and I came up with a brilliant solution, if we do say so ourselves: a riff on the French 75, with American bourbon instead of gin. We […]

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Thanksgiving 2014 at the Ranch

What a wonderful holiday with family and friends. We planned a menu (over lots of wine!), cooked with our families, then brought everyone and all the delicious food together under one roof (with lots of wine!). We did turkey three ways. Irene […]


Thanksgiving at the Ranch

SCF fans will notice I’ve fallen a bit behind in my posts lately! I promise to catch up soon with Jessica’s visit to the Farm, Samantha’s birthday, a couple of trips to some great restaurants (including The Parlor in Dobbs […]


Turkey Gravy

Another success at gravy this Thanskgiving. Our only complaint: We should have made more! Here is the recipe: Turkey Gravy. Related posts: Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy Recipe Recipe: Red Eye Gravy Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs Jane Brody’s Turkey Carcass Soup


Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Pecans

A slaw, really, rather than a salad. The recipe for Brussels sprouts slaw can be found here. Here are just a few photos from our cooking extrvanagza of Thanksgiving, 2013. Related posts: Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Pecans and Mustard […]


Cornbread Dressing with Fennel and Sausage

This might possibly be the best stuffing (or dressing, actually, since it was cooked outside the turkey) that I’ve ever had. It was moist, flavorful and had great texture, too. A real winner all around. We started with breakfast sauage, […]


Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Bourbon Glaze

Made on Thanskgiving 2013. A recipe to be treasured. From Bon Appetit, Nov. 2013. Sweet Potatoes with Maple and Bourbon 1 1/2 cups strong hot coffee 9 tablespoons pure maple syrup 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon instant […]


Dry-Brined Turkey for Thanksgiving

Dry-brining a turkey is the way to go. Russ Parsons knows it, we know it, the American people know it. Salt with sage and bay leaves is an addition you may wish to make. Sage-bay leaf salt recipe here. It […]

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First Thanksgiving, First Dinner Party

After years (years!) of renovations on their home, Tasha and Shannon finished a new dining room, bathroom and living room at their home, which we affectionately refer to as Stump Lane. To celebrate, they threw their very first dinner party. And what […]

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cooking, family

Thanksgiving 2012

We had new dishes on the Thanksgiving table this year, and all the families chipped in for the preparation. It was a collaborative — and fun — meal! Related posts: Thanksgiving 2010 The Supper After Thanksgiving Thanksgiving 2011: Sam’s First […]


Cooking for Thanskgiving

We decided to mix up Thanksgiving a bit this year. Instead of the same traditional dishes we’ve been having for years, each family took on a few new responsibilities and made a brand-new recipe. Greg and I took on stuffing, […]

Making Thanksgiving Gravy

Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy Recipe

A Thanskgiving turkey gravy recipe from Robert Horton of An American Bistro in Tuckahoe, which was published Nov. 26, 2003 in The Journal News. We’ve been using it ever since! Related posts: Jane Brody’s Turkey Carcass Soup Beef and Barley […]