brussels sprout sliders recipe

brussels sprout sliders | pamela salzman

During the holidays, I find myself saying quite often, "Oh, what the heck.  It's the holidays," as I add a handful of cheese or have an extra cookie.  But the "holidays" aren't just one day.  They start around Halloween and stretch until New Years Day, at which point most people I know declare the ...

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Gingerbread Trifle with Poached Pears Recipe

gingerbread trifle with poached pears | pamela salzman

One of my favorite smells is gingerbread baking in the oven.  That warm, spicy fragrance which reminds me of decorating cookies for Christmas as a child and cozying up in front of the fire with some tea and a moist chunk of gingerbread. My kids love it, too.  Over the last few years, I've taught ...

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Holiday Test Kitchen with Zelana Montminy and Gina Ragnone

Pamela, Gina and Zelana

A few weeks ago, my friends Zelana and Gina came over to play in the kitchen with me.  The three of us all have the love of cooking in common, but more specifically, cooking with natural foods.  Zelana, whom her readers call Dr. Z.,  has her masters and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology, is a ...

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turkey and spinach quesadillas with cranberry salsa recipe

turkey and spinach quesadillas with cranberry salsa | pamela salzman

I know you are all in major Thanksgiving prep mode.  But I wanted to post this recipe for the day after if you are planning that far ahead.  And if that is the case, you and I are probably good friends, or should be.  One of the reasons I absolutely love the day after Thanksgiving is because I sit ...

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whole roasted maple-brined turkey recipe

whole roasted maple-brined turkey recipe | pamela salzman

This is it, my last Thanksgiving recipe for you.  And it's my favorite way to make turkey as of late.  I taught this method in all my November classes last year and a few this year and I was consistently thrilled with the results.  I don't even like turkey, but this was juicy and so flavorful.  Even ...

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planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 1 week to go!

I love Thanksgiving!

This post has been edited from the original which was published on November 17, 2011. Wow, the last three weeks have gone by so quickly!  I am so excited to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We have a super fun crew joining us this year and I am also looking forward to some one-on-one time with the kids, ...

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how to make and roll out pie crust VIDEO

Video on how to make and roll out pie crust | pamela salzman

It's pie season if you haven't noticed.  And even though I don't think we should be eating too much dessert, I am a sucker for a good, seasonal fruit pie.  Making pie is my favorite Thanksgiving task, and I love do everything from scratch, including the crust.  I taught myself since no one in my ...

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the best pecan pie recipe (no corn syrup added)

pecan pie without corn syrup | pamela salzma

I'm taking a quick break from Friday Favorites so that I can focus on sharing Thanksgiving recipes until the big day arrives! Want to know my favorite moment of Thanksgiving day?  When I get to relax with a cup of tea and sink my teeth into a slice or two (OMG, am I serious?) of homemade pie. ...

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