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Bananas Foster Pancakes

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As I mentioned two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr, host of Big Daddy’s House on The Food Network, cook in person at Blogalicious. It was really fun. One of the recipes he prepared follows, Bananas Foster Pancakes. I adore bananas foster. I don’t care if it’s plain bananas foster over ice cream or if it’s bananas foster donuts or bananas foster cheesecake or cookies or candy. Slightly cooked bananas served hot in a sticky sweet, rum-flavored syrup can don any dessert in my book. Remember from my last recipe post, sun-dried tomato, basil, … Read more

Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce

Originally posted on November 12, 2008 I don’t like canned cranberry sauce. The whole gelatinous ooze thing doesn’t appeal to me. Actually, I think the biggest problem is the sound it makes when it schloops out of the can onto the plate, and it maintains the ridges from the can. There is nothing appealing about that, in my opinion. When I first started hosting Thanksgiving at my home, I made my own cranberry sauce. Fresh food is always preferable to food from a metal can, so I found a fresh cranberry sauce recipe, and I cooked it. And no one … Read more

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes – Candied Sweet Potatoes

Originally posted on November 17, 2008 In my opinion, the best Thanksgiving recipes are easy, and they tolerate being made a day or two ahead of time with no loss of flavor or texture. This is one of those recipes. Depending on how things are going with cleaning (and how much room there is in my refrigerator), I will either pre-cut the sweet potatoes the night before or cook the whole dish the night before. It reheats beautifully, so it really doesn’t make any difference to the finished dish. I like sweets. A lot. And so, I use a bag … Read more

Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce

I don’t like canned cranberry sauce. The whole gelatinous thing just doesn’t appeal to me. Actually, I think the biggest problem is the sound it makes when it schloops out of the can onto the plate, and it maintains the ridges from the can. There is nothing appealing about that, in my opinion. When I first started hosting Thanksgiving at my home, I made my own cranberry sauce. Fresh food is always preferable to food from a metal can, so I found a fresh cranberry sauce recipe, and I cooked it. And no one liked it but me. Everyone else … Read more