Make your own pumpkin puree

To me, Thanksgiving is not officially Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. There were several years here in Germany that we just let Thanksgiving day slip by, cooking something traditionally American for the day, but not really going to all the trouble. And a few times,...

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Thanksgiving: Dressing and cranberry/currant relish

Thanksgiving shortcuts are hard to pull off here in Germany. So when I go on about making my own dressing from scratch and you just want to hurl, remember that I can’t get things like Stove Top Dressing Mix here in Germany. If I could, I might very well use it. Or I...

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Best turkey brine ever

Last year, I tried something new: brining a turkey. It’s a simple process, where you let the bird soak for 24-48 hours in a bath of spices. It will leave your turkey so moist and tender, it may end up completely falling off the bone when you go to carve it. The...

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