THINKING THANKSGIVING – Ham Biscuits

Ham biscuits are always in my freezer.  I serve them for many different occasions….as an appetizer, with a soup and salad, for breakfast or brunch.  They are always on hand. Don’t miss my 2 videos at the end of the recipe! Yes, I know they are sideways, but it is about the biscuits, not about…

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THINKING THANKSGIVING – Spiced Pecans

Spiced Pecans and Ham Biscuits (coming soon)!  Both are at the top of the family’s ‘must have’ list at Thanksgiving and Christmas and are part of the pre-dinner appetizers.  Of course, they can be done weeks ahead of time.   THINKING THANKSGIVING – Spiced Pecans Print Recipe Servings 2 LBS Servings 2 LBS THINKING THANKSGIVING -…

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THINKING THANKSGIVING – Scalloped Oysters

Scalloped Oysters were an icon at my childhood Thanksgivings.   I did not have an appreciation for them as a child but would always ‘be helped’ with a small portion of the crackers that surrounded the oysters.  It must have been a great way to learn to like the complete dish because it is not Thanksgiving…

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THINKING THANKSGIVING – Turkey Gravy

Turkey Gravy is probably the most important recipe of the menu!  It is what makes all the other dishes pop! And you must make the turkey stock.  It is so simple, takes no time, can be done months ahead.  It has a flavor totally different than chicken stock.  I have also not found a prepared…

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BOXWOOD BEAD CURTAINS

What beautiful craftsmanship! One sees these ‘rideaux’ (curtains) in doorways all over Provence. The true boxwood bead curtain is made from ‘box’, a very dense wood with beautiful grain patterns. From forest to bead is a long process. It takes almost 30 years for a box to have the 8-10 cm trunk necessary for harvest. Then…

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