I adore Thanksgiving. It is my absolute favorite holiday of the year. For me it really is all about the holiday – the celebration of the harvest, the coming together of family that creates the warmest of feelings of home and comfort. Taking stock of what you are grateful for in your life – your priorities. The food, which draws to the table all the stars of the bounty of the season – squashes, hearty herbs and tubers. There is always such an array of color at the Thanksgiving table and putting together a feast like this gives me a great amount of joy and pleasure. I was so happy to be able to host Thanksgiving this year at my mom’s house. She and I and Roberto spent a lot of time in the kitchen as a team – cutting, chopping, stirring. It was great! So with no futher ado –

The rest of Thanksgiving Menu:



Butternut Squash & Parmesan Soup w/ Fried Sage Leaves


Maple Glazed Turkey

Sausage Stuffing

Fig & Chestnut Stuffing


Roasted Garlic & Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Pecan Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Mushroom Gravy

Cranberry-Apple Sauce


Sweet Potato Custard Pie

Pumpkin Pie

(both with fresh whipped cream)