Thanksgiving Wine Choice

For those who thought “finally its over with her Thanksgiving postings”, I have to disappoint you ;)… one thing is still missing. Because not less important than the food are the drinks!!! I served an aperitif made of cidre and white portwine, which is perfect for autumn and a good start for the Thanksgiving dinner….

Pumpkin Pie

I usually serve Pumpkin Pie as my Thanksgiving dessert. Before I started celebrating Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, I had no idea how a Pumpkin Pie would taste like and neither had my friends (it is just an unusual cake in Germany). But actually it is so delicious that we continued having it as…

Gravy

This is the last posting regarding the main course of my Thanksgiving dinner and this is probably the easiest recipe I’m sharing as everything is already set when I am preparing it: I use the combination of the vegetables, herbs and broth that were soaking in the Turkey’s juice during the barbeque; I am pureeing…

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are not my favourites. I still remember the day I had my first tasting experience. It was when I was little and visiting the Philippines. My mother wanted to convince me that I should try these yummy potatoes (which are locally called “camote”) and after my first bite I had enough for the…

Green Beans

This is definitely not the most spectacular recipe for Thanksgiving, but it is not less delicious – even if you normally don’t eat green beans. And I’m sure you want to add a little bit color to your servings. For example having yellow from the corn, orange from the sweet potatoes, red from the cranberry…

Creamed Corn

Many websites that feature Thanksgiving recipes offer a lot of tempting corn recipes, but the most popular and common one seems to be Creamed Corn. We have nothing comparable in Germany and on our usual cooking-websites I couldn’t find a single recipe. So I used the following one for two years in a row now…

Cranberry Sauce

As you can see from my previous posts, I’m currently having a flow. Well actually it’s not a flow. It is a motivation that drives me: Thanksgiving. Usually I do not post regularly and not each day after another, but I want to share my Thanksgiving recipes with all those of you who will still…

Stuffing

One of the favourite sides at a Thanksgiving dinner, but no less important than the Turkey is the Stuffing. I already prepared fruity stuffings with pomgranate, or meatless stuffing, e.g. made of bread and chestnuts. It seems that almost everything that you will put into the Turkey turns out super-tasty. However, for two years we…

Mushroom Rice

One of my Thanksgiving side dishes is Mushroom Rice, and to optimize the flavours I cook it in my rice cooker. Nice side effect: you do not have to do anything, but put all ingredients into the rice cooker and wait until ready or focus on the Turkey or other dishes in the meantime. My…

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Actually I was not so happy with my Mashed Potatoes of this year’s Thanksgiving, since I usually prepare very soft and super fluffy Mashed Potatoes. But because I spilled boiling water over my face when I strained the potatoes, I was distracted and therefore did not pay attention to add the right amount of butter…