Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving week we are taking a break so that we can prepare for Thursday’s feast.

Food is truly an expression of community spirit and as we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner we will say thank you to all of you who visit our blog.  We have made new friends from readers around the world and from the blogosphere as well.  So as we head to the kitchen with family and friends we would like to share some Thanksgiving favorites from the blog.


Turducken cutHere’s a main course for you:  Turducken!  What can we say?  Turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken.  Decadent for sure.


Cranberry sauce servedPlease don’t open a can of that jellied cranberry sauce.  Try this easy to prepare twist on traditional cranberry sauce:  Cranberry Persimmon Sauce.  By request I will be making several batches of this aromatic cranberry sauce with thanks to my co-worker Loida for the persimmons from her yard.  It’s not too sweet, the cranberries look like cranberries, not jello and there is just a little crunch from fresh persimmons.  Add a little wine, a couple of spices and this couldn’t be easier to make.  No persimmons?  Check out the recipe for alternatives.


Pears in red wineLast but not least we offer you a dessert that is sure to please:  Oli’s Red Wine Poached Pears with Almond Cream and Wine Jelly. Poach some in season pears in red wine and plate them in a pool of almond cream.  Studded with little cubes of wine jelly this is a jewel of a dessert. Definitely an elegant end your Thanksgiving celebration.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Gina and Oli


About Allthatcooking

We are an Icelander living in Sweden and New England Yankee living in Virginia who share not only a great friendship but also a passion for world food. Our particular interest lies in the types of dishes that bring people together at celebrations and during holidays. When we take an occasional break from working on our global cookbook, we post on what is now a side project - our blog . Visit us at www.allthatcooking.com
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3 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Have a delicious and wonderful holiday season!

  2. Amintiri Din Bucatarie says:

    I can’t believe the way it looks 😛

  3. lynne bailey says:

    awesome cranberry recipe! thanks and happy thanksgiving ya’ll!!

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