Pumpkin Blueberry Trifle for Thanksgiving ~ True Blue Treat

Cathy and Blueberry Trifle

The world is shrinking. How to know? Here in California, I can buy fresh blueberries at Thanksgiving. They’re grown in Chile, the upside down seasons to ours. You can also buy frozen blueberries any old time. They work beautifully in recipes like this heavenly Pumpkin Blueberry Trifle.  Hardest part?  Wrangling a serving bowl big enough to […]

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Gravy Soppin’ Options from Three Lovely Ladies

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Still have gravy?  When we were kids, on rare occasion, we’d get Bread ‘N Gravy for dinner. Wonder bread + t-bird gravy. Decadence! The grownup version is awesome comfort food – fresh-baked Southern Biscuits, Cheese Biscuits or Popovers smothered in Thanksgiving gravy.

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Kahlua Sweet Potato Pie with Kahlua Whipped Cream ~ Food Bloggers Gather to Cook and Share for Thanksgiving


The recipe to make this autumn leaf-laced Kahlua Sweet Potato Pie with Kahlua Whipped Cream is at the bottom of this post. Seven bloggers arrived at our home for an early Thanksgiving Feast in the spirit of blogging recipes for our readers’ holiday cooking. As Project Manager, or more realistically “Micro Manager,” I instructed each […]

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Last Minute Food Substitutions


This week is Thanksgiving. And what should arrive on my doorstep from uber-culinary publicist Lisa Ekus?  The gigantic Food Substitutions Bible by David Joachim. It conjured memories of past Thanksgivings with friends and family – for which I am very grateful. And memories of “Oh S**T, there are no coffee filters!!”  And “Wasn’t vanilla extract […]

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Thai Pasta with Chicken or Turkey


In anticipation of turkey leftovers, friends… Larry and I both work from home offices so we share a good number of meals together. For my lunch today, I dibbed leftovers of this Thai Pasta with Chicken while we were still eating it for dinner last night. We were in Thailand a few years ago and […]

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