Lemon Turkey and Barley Soup Recipe

lemon turkey and barley soup | pamela salzman

Maybe you’re in the whirlwind of Thanksgiving preparation madness and can’t focus on the day after quite yet.  But just thinking about this soup relaxes me.  You know how I am rather structured and favoring traditions on Thanksgiving?  I am just as much that way the day after Thanksgiving.  I stay in my pajamas until noon, forgoing the turkey burn…

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Planning a Happy Thanksgiving 2015 — 1 week and counting

Let's eat!

This post has been edited from the original which was published on November 17, 2011. Is it just me, or have the last few weeks flown by??  I am getting super excited for Thanksgiving.  We have a great group joining us this year, although I am still unsure about how many we’ll be.  The latest count…

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes Recipe

perfect thanksgiving mashed potatoes | pamela salzman

A few years ago, I asked my husband if I could make cauliflower mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving instead of the “real” kind.  “I think you’re taking this healthy food thing too far,” was his response.  Really?  “Who cares about mashed potatoes?” is what I thought.  For someone who loves planning and cooking Thanksgiving dinner as…

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Apple Caramel Sauce Recipe

pumpkin bread pudding with apple caramel sauce | pamela salzman

Have you been waiting for that one Thanksgiving recipe that is going to knock your socks off?  The one for which you would change your menu?  That makes you say, “that’s it!”  Here it is.  This has been my absolute favorite Thanksgiving dessert of all time.  I don’t make it every year because I also…

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Roasted Delicata Squash with Pomegranate-Pistachio Relish Recipe

delicata squash with pomegranate-pistachio relish | pamela salzman

A couple of years ago, delicata squash were nowhere to be found.  Where did they come from and how did I exist on Thanksgivings past without them?  They are now my favorite winter squash.  Delicata squashes seem fancy, but they’re a Thanksgiving cook’s dream come true:  seasonal, delicious, versatile and NO PEELING!   And you…

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Healthy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

healthy green bean casserole | pamela salzman

I was talking to a few ladies in my class this week about the Thanksgiving meals we remember from our childhoods and how they have evolved, if at all.  We celebrated with my mother’s family some years and with my father’s family other years.  Even though my mother’s family is Italian-American, their Thanksgiving dinners were…

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The Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

the best butternut squash soup | pamela salzman

I had such a lovely weekend visiting my older daughter at college. I was sitting with my husband and all three of the kids talking about Thanksgiving. You all know how much I adore planning this holiday and having a full house all day long. My favorite part is when the kids help me in the…

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