Kim Strickland, one of my best friends, now lives in Alabama but is a Paxton native. When I put out a call for both pumpkin-y and Thanksgiving recipes, she sent me this one. She said it's amazing.
Lisa Storm Fink's recipe for Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes, plus links to some other potato side-dish recipesMon, 11/12/2012 - 10:16am | Meg Dickinson
Lisa Storm Fink was kind enough to send me this recipe and links to several others on her blog when I mentioned a while back that I'd like to feature more side-dish recipes for my Heaping Harvest of Recipes series.
Cassandra Schowengerdt's recipe for Brie baked in puff pastry with dried cherries, pecans and rosemarySun, 11/11/2012 - 9:11am | Meg Dickinson
OK, technically, this is Pepperidge Farm's recipe for baked Brie. But I was talking to Cassandra Schowengerdt, who works in The News-Gazette's marketing department, and she mentioned how good this is.
When I was planning my turducken menu a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to serve a autumn-ish dessert.
Urbana resident Patty Smith sent me this recipe for Chocolate Cream Pie, an updated version of her Grandma Jo's.
"I remember it as always being a special treat at Thanksgiving," Smith wrote in her email. "How (did) she ever had time to do everything, plus make this pie?"
Farmer City resident Karen Wisegarver sent me this delicious-looking recipe, which she originally got from Mr. Food. She said it's a great alternative to a standard green-bean casserole.