Flipping the Bird

For some oddball reason, we managed to roast the Thanksgiving turkey upside down, without anyone even noticing until the master carver of the house, preparing to slice up the bird, asked why it was placed breast down on the presentation platter. We still can’t explain that one, but the surprise result was a turkey that yielded…

Just Say No. . . to Snickers Salad

Contrary to our Midwestern roots, the Three Points cooks will not be adding Snicker Salad to the Thanksgiving table this year (or any year). The New York Times reveals that the top Google searches for recipes in all 50 states this week place Nebraska (Kate’s home state) at the center of the Snickers Salad belt….

Pie in the Sky

Thanks, indeed for a beautiful, crisp and clear fall day for the first Thanksgiving at Kate’s first home. This year’s gathering of international and food-obsessed guests was reflected in the menu that blended traditional elements with the tastes of Mexico and the British Isles. Here’s the menu:   Squash on Toast.  Amelia took this a step…

A Taste of Things to Come

Thanksgiving preparations are well under way. The scent of Mocha-Pecan Pies and Cointreau-Apple Tart fill the kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Beyond Pumpkin Pie

This year’s Thanksgiving feast chez Kate focused on new combinations of  traditional ingredients. Case in point: to liven up the pumpkin portion of the meal, Kate served up fresh-baked Slow-Rising Pumpkin-Thyme Dinner Rolls. Warm from the oven, they were a lovely way to start the dinner, spread with some Cheddar-Cava Spread and a glass of…

Post-Game Wrap-up

Welcome to guest blogger Amelia Peltz, who shared our Thanksgiving table and brought a dish that became a hands-down favorite.     Who Says Vegetarians Can’t Have Fun, Too?   Ah, Thanksgiving.  The turkey-centric holiday that often left those of the vegetarian persuasion feeling a little freakish for our desire to just eat the vegetables. …