All posts tagged: thanksgiving

Holiday Pull-Apart Dressing

So, I know Thanksgiving is over, but this Pull-Apart Dressing turned out too good for me not to post it. I think it would be delicious and complementary with Christmas dinner as well—whether turkey or ham—so if you consider it that way, I’m posting three weeks early! A couple weeks ago, I was inspired by a Fig & Anise Pull-Apart Bread over on Happyolks. It was the first time I had seen layered pull-apart bread, rather than rolls or knots. So I put that in my file of things to try. Then, last week, Two Red Bowls posted Thanksgiving Stuffing Dinner Rolls, inspired by J. Kenji López-Alt over at Serious Eats. And I thought, that’s what I want to do with the layered method! So I whipped up my own tried-and-true sauté of celery, red pepper, mushrooms, and shallots, along with a huge gob of butter and some Herbes de Provence and made a Holiday Pull-Apart Dressing loaf! Though I’ve lived both north and south of the Mason-Dixon line, I decided to give a nod …

Cheesecake Pumpkin Pie with a Gingersnap Crust

I’ve always loved a good pumpkin pie. It never occurred to me that it could be considered weird until I had several Scandinavians and Europeans look at me funny when I mentioned pumpkin as a dessert. But, then they’re doubly impressed after tasting it. I even sent home a can of pumpkin and some pumpkin pie spice with one of our Swedish friends one year, who in turn made one for her friends! Tor loves cheesecake: any time, anywhere, any kind. So, I thought, why not combine the two? A layer of creamy vanilla cheesecake sandwiched between a top layer of spicy pumpkin and a gingersnap crust. Yum. Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 180C/355F. Combine crumbs and ground nuts. Add melted butter and stir until the mixture is evenly moistened. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate or spring form. Bake for about 8 minutes, then remove from oven to cool. Tip: After removing the crust from the oven, if it has melted down the sides, use some baking …