Category: Thanksgiving

Random Thankful Lists

Random Thankful Lists

From cats who cradle to cast iron to the wisdom of children and wildlife, I have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Thanksgiving Roundup

Thanksgiving Roundup

A selection of mouthwatering and tradition-laden Thanksgiving recipes from the Glover Gardens archives.

We Call Them “Mema Rolls,” She Called Them “Refrigerator Rolls” – Call My Grandmother’s Delicious Yeast Rolls Anything You Want, but Don’t Call Me Late for Dinner if You’re Serving Them

We Call Them “Mema Rolls,” She Called Them “Refrigerator Rolls” – Call My Grandmother’s Delicious Yeast Rolls Anything You Want, but Don’t Call Me Late for Dinner if You’re Serving Them

My grandmother “Mema” fed us in classic grandmotherly style: something was always just out of the oven, just for you. Here’s her legendary yeast roll recipe.

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

This creamed corn is a rich, creamy dish that makes you nostalgic for the old days when life was simpler, people were kinder and you could borrow an egg from your neighbor, even if you never experienced any “old days” in that way. 

Thanksgiving Crisis Averted!

Note to self: when you are drying out the cornbread and french bread for the dressing in the oven, DON’T turn it on to 450° to preheat it for the Brussels sprouts! I caught it just in time. The Grill-Meister thinks the “char” will add […]

Found Recipe: Swedish Apple Cake, or “Äppelkaka” 

Found Recipe: Swedish Apple Cake, or “Äppelkaka” 

A friend and colleague’s perfect execution of a traditional Swedish apple cake, with the (translated) recipe. A great candidate for the holiday table.

Found Recipe:  A New Holiday Sweet Potato Favorite

Found Recipe: A New Holiday Sweet Potato Favorite

Sweet Potato Stacks from Cooking Light are worthy of status as a holiday classic.

A Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table; A Family Legacy from Strong Woman to Strong Woman

A Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table; A Family Legacy from Strong Woman to Strong Woman

Thanksgiving is about food and family and memories and connections.  Sometimes those connections are new, with folks who would be family, only if they were near and known. I made such a connection tonight, with a marvelous lady named Cathy,  from the land of Facebook […]

Spatchcocked Turkey. Say What?

Spatchcocked turkey is everything you want in a turkey: moist on the inside, with crispy, savory, mahogany skin on the outside. Read about it here: Spatchcocked Turkey. Say What? This will be our turkey strategy again this year.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with a Hint of Cumin

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with a Hint of Cumin

Simple, creamy butternut squash soup that even vegetable haters will eat.

I Love Thanksgiving! Run-Up to My Favorite Holiday

I Love Thanksgiving! Run-Up to My Favorite Holiday

Thanksgiving means food and family and fun, and I enjoy the process of getting ready for it. Check out some of the Glover Gardens standards.

Spatchcocked Turkey.  Say What?

Spatchcocked Turkey. Say What?

Spatchcocked turkey is everything you want in a turkey: moist on the inside, with crispy, savory, mahogany skin on the outside.

Countdown to Thanksgiving

Countdown to Thanksgiving

I like starting from a blank slate and creating a sense of bountiful harvest and plenty in my dining room for Thanksgiving.

Thankful for…Bay Leaves and Family

Thankful for…Bay Leaves and Family

A co-created centerpiece brings the family together in a meaningful discussion of what we’re thankful for.

Found Recipe:  Alton Brown’s Deep-Fried Turkey

Found Recipe: Alton Brown’s Deep-Fried Turkey

We like to try new things here at Glover Gardens (sometimes really new, and sometimes just new to us).  A few years ago, the Grill-Meister set out to master deep-fried turkey.  After some intense Google research, he settled on Alton Brown’s version, complete with its […]

Food Magazine Treasures:  Salted-Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

Food Magazine Treasures: Salted-Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

This pie is a wonderful mix of textures – the crunch of the toasted pecans with their caramel glaze and sea salt garnish balances perfectly with the soft, fudge-like filling.


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