Pumpkin Custard with Mascarpone Cream

Pumpkin Custard with Mascarpone Cream - Andrea Meyers

As the big day approaches, our anticipation grows. For the first time since we moved to Northern Virginia, my whole family will be joining us for Thanksgiving, and we are thrilled that everyone is able to make the trip. When we were kids, our family would make a 22-hour nonstop drive from Kansas City back… 

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Bourbon Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake

Bourbon Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorite holiday desserts and marbling the pumpkin filling with a bourbon vanilla filling takes it over the top for me. The recipe is my riff on the classic pumpkin marble cheesecake from the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecakes book published in 1989. I found a wire bound copy years ago… 

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Thanksgiving Ideas: Turkey and Sides

Still sorting out your Thanksgiving menu? This week we are sharing some of our favorites for Thanksgiving dinner and we’re kicking it off with the turkey and side dishes. Stay tuned for more of our favorites: desserts and breads on Tuesday and breakfast on Wednesday. Turkey Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast and Gravy

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie with Whole Wheat Crust

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie with Whole Wheat Crust - Andrea Meyers

We did it. I can’t believe it’s true, but we planted two pecan trees in our yard. We spotted them at Lowe’s in late September and selected a Sumner Pecan and a Stuart Pecan. We are slightly north of the growing zone for the Sumner, but our area has mild winters so it should do… 

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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast and Gravy

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast and Gravy Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Christmas Day is one day out of the year that we really like to relax with the kids and still have a traditional meal while keeping it easy. Ham with all the trimmings is a Christmas Day meal for my family, while Michael’s family does turkey. This year our compromise was to do turkey on… 

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Cranberries with Orange Zest and Port

Cranberries with Orange Zest and Port Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Every year we look forward to Thanksgiving day and start planning well in advance. The boys are still only slightly interested in the holiday, though they seem to enjoy turkey more than they used to. One of my favorite parts of the holiday meal, even more than the turkey, is the cranberries, but you would… 

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