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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Cranberry Orange Upside Down Cake

Andrea Meyers - Cranberry Orange Upside Down Cake

When I was a kid thought of upside down cakes as “dump cakes.” You know, you dump the cake out of the pan and stuff runs everywhere. It seemed reasonable at the time, even if it sounded less than palatable to the average ear. My boys think upside down cakes are magic, and I had… 

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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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Green Bean Casserole with Three Mushrooms

Green Bean Casserole with Three Mushrooms - Andrea Meyers

This version of the classic green bean casserole from America’s Test Kitchen really jazzes it up and makes an incredibly flavorful dish. No cans of soup here, just fresh green beans with a lovely rich cream sauce and three kinds of mushrooms. The porcinis and creminis lend a nice woodsy flavor to the dish. If… 

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Cranberry, Apple, and Ginger Chutney

Andrea Meyers - Cranberry Apple and Ginger Chutney

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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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Green Chiles

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Green Chiles - Andrea Meyers

My husband isn’t fond of sweet potatoes because they are, well, too sweet. I can certainly understand his sentiment given the many sweet potato dishes incorporating sugar or marshmallows and taking on a noxiously sweet flavor. I don’t like that kind of sweet potato dish, either, but due to my Southern heritage I enjoy and… 

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