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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Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Croutons

Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Croutons - Andrea Meyers

What can be more comforting than a bowl of creamy soup on a cold day? When the weather starts to turn a little chilly, I start making soups and this was my first one this month. Roasting the acorn and butternut squash brings out a wonderful sweetness that is tempered by the leeks, herbs, and… 

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Hot Cranberry Apple Cider

Hot Cranberry Apple Cider Recipe - Andrea Meyers

A holiday celebration without hot mulled drinks is just incomplete to me. The fragrance is almost irresistible and just seems to make the holidays even more special. I like this version with a splash of spiced rum, but you can leave out the alcohol and still have a tasty mug of holiday cheer. Make sure… 

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Sage-Roasted Turkey Breast

Sage-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe - Andrea Meyers

We had a small Thanksgiving celebration this year with just the five of us. This wasn’t a good year for us to travel for big family gatherings, with the new baby and all, so we stayed at home and had a quiet, simple celebration. I roasted a turkey breast since we didn’t need a whole… 

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Cranberry, Apple, and Ginger Chutney

Cranberry, Apple, and Ginger Chutney Recipe - Andrea Meyers

In our house, cranberry sauce is a must for a Thanksgiving turkey, and this recipe is very flavorful. The sweet apples provide a nice balance to the tart cranberries, and you can sense the overtones of the ginger but it doesn’t overwhelm. And making this couldn’t be easier, you just put all the ingredients in… 

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