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October 14, 2010

Home for the Holidays

Last night we celebrated the holidays a little early with a menu that pleased everyone. There were 20 people in my cooking class with three assistants who kept me on track. I provided some tips on cooking a pork crown roast, surprised everyone with a delicious recipe for Brussels spouts, and shared with them how to make my Mom’s cornbread dressing. We finished the night with an Apple Nut Tart.

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I can’t take full credit for the caramelized brussels sprouts with bacon and pecans because the recipe was provided by Nancy, one of my dear friends. I never loved brussels sprouts until I tried them prepared with bacon and pecans. I was thrilled with the reactions from the skeptics in my class. They even asked for seconds!

You probably have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that you prepare every year. Like most of us though there is usually one dish that is your favorite. Mine is my mom’s cornbread dressing. She always makes extra for me to take home and I have it for breakfast the next day. My favorite tradition is to turn on my Christmas music, eat left over dressing and put up my Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving. I know to some that seems early but I have the day off from work and it just works out. I encourage you to cook at home with your kids or friends and create memorable traditions. Try these recipes sometime during the holidays and enjoy!

Posted by terri at October 14, 2010 02:55 AM

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