Baked turkey meatballs with tomatoes

  Here is another recipe for turkey meatballs, however; this one has a great sauce of tomatoes, onions and peppers.  I have been working with this recipe and have adapted a couple to make this one my own.  Earlier on the blog, I had made a recipe from Giada’s cookbook for turkey meatballs. Her recipe…

turkey and gravy for Thanksgiving

We had a quiet Thanksgiving this year as our children were busy with work and other plans, so my husband and I enjoyed the first Thanksgiving in 40 years with just the two of us.  We met in college, and since we have been together, we have always shared the day with someone else besides…

maple glazed roasted turkey for thanksgiving with silky gravy

over the years, i have used many glazes for thanksgiving turkeys.  this year, i used a holiday recipe from Rachael Ray.  in a saucepan, i combined 1/2 cup maple syrup with 1 stick of margarine and some chopped thyme. i used the glaze to baste my thanksgiving turkey.  i cooked the almost 12 pound turkey…

orange cranberry sauce for the holidays

Martha Stewart has several recipes for holiday cranberry sauce.  this one makes about 3 1/2 cups of sauce.  if you have guests that enjoy the flavor of cranberries, this one is also nice for turkey sandwich leftovers.  i found this recipe in Martha’s everyday food magazine. the sauce comes together very easily in about thirty…

pear and pecan turkey dressing

food network magazine presented a variety of dressing recipes in their November 2009 issue.  i decreased the quantity of ingredients to make this stuffing dish smaller for our family.  most of their recipes use up to 16 cups of toasted bread cubes.  i used only one bag of classic stuffing mix for my recipe. this…

giada’s italian turkey meatballs

  once every couple of months, my husband really longs for a classic Italian dinner.  i try to limit this type of high carbohydrate meal for him, but have found some tasty recipes through giada’s everyday Italian cookbook.  her show on the food network inspires me that Italian cooking can be more healthy and lighter than in years past….

herb roasted turkey

along with everyone else, i decide each thanksgiving how to flavor my roasted turkey.  over the years, i have tried many different recipes.  i have come back to the standard herb roasting techniques many times, as i enjoy the fresh flavors from my own garden. this thanksgiving, i went out to my herb garden and…

turkey meatball sauce

turkey meatballs pair nicely with a lighter sauce for a change in routine from the standard tomato based sauce.  for dinner tonight, try using your favorite meatball recipe, or purchase premade meatballs from the meat counter at the market. after the meatballs have baked for 20-25 minutes, add this sauce for something new. to make…

pan gravy for turkey

over the years i have tried various turkey gravy recipes.  one of the most important steps to making pan gravy seems to be using the savory drippings from the turkey pan.  so, i always do that.  another important step to the process is making certain the pan is hot on the stove, prior to adding…