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[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,992 views]
Recipes for a complete Thanksgiving meal? Coming right up!

The lovely and talented Marci Kay Nobles has been typing like a wild woman lately in hopes of passing on some of her favorite Thanksgiving recipes to the good folks who stop in and read First Arkansas News.
First Arkansas News Reporter Jamie Smith had a good idea — why not put all those recipes in one location?
That seemed like a good idea so the following is a list of recipes that will produce a complete Thanksgiving meal. Want to brine a turkey, whip up some Thanksgiving side dishes and include …

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[24 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,012 views]
The most traditional Thanksgiving dessert recipe there is…

Pumpkin Pie is great.
I love pumpkin pie, my son loves pumpkin pie, we eat pumpkin pie for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning, for snack and for dessert. We love pumpkin pie (I’ll say it again just in case I wasn’t clear the first time).
Here’s the pumpkin pie recipe my family has used for years. Enjoy it and have a great Thanksgiving!
Famous Pumpkin Pie
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 can (15 oz.) 100% pure pumpkin
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1 unbaked 9-inch …

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[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 3,303 views]
Broccoli Cheese Casserole — a traditional Thanksgiving side dish

Here is one more wonderful Thanksgiving side dish.
This is one of my favorites. I will also end my side dish segment here. I will be posting a few dessert recipes today, too. I hope you enjoy all the side dishes I have added.
By the way, click here if you’ve missed any recipes and want to play a bit of “catch up.”
Broccoli cheese casserole
5 packages frozen chopped broccoli
1 large Velveeta cheese
1 package Ritz Crackers
2 Tbsp melted butter
Cook broccoli as directed on package. Drain. Cube Velveeta cheese and add it …

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[21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,474 views]
A new Thanksgiving side — Burgundy mushrooms

I decided this year that we would try something, my husband is picky eater.
Therefore at Thanksgiving he usually eats turkey and broccoli and cheese casserole and that’s about it. He doesn’t eat mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing or cranberries.
So I thought I would have new side this year, one of his favorites — mushrooms. But not just any mushrooms…
Burgundy Mushrooms
4lbs white button mushrooms
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 liter Red wine
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups boiling water
4 whole chicken bouillon cubes
4 whole beef bouillon cubes
1 …

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[21 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 3,386 views]
Cranberries — one of the most important Thanksgiving side dishes

The most important side dish to Thanksgiving is cranberry sauce.
Just ask my daughter — she loves it so much we’ve taken to buying her a can of her very own. She’s been an absolute fiend for canned cranberry sauce for as long as any of us  can remember.
I, however, like the real stuff so I thought I would share my recipe with you. It’s easy to make, but memorable enough to make that Thanksgiving meal something truly special.
Chunky Cranberry relish
6 cups of fresh cranberries
1 cup full-bodied red wine (such as …

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[21 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 4,280 views]
Thanksgiving side dish — sweet potato praline casserole

My darlin’ husband has asked that I put some Thanksgiving side dishes on here to share with everyone.
So we will start with on of my favorites — sweet potatoes. Or, at least, a dish having something to do with sweet potatoes.
Though my husband prefers his sweet potatoes in a pie shell (editor’s note: like a true Southerner), I like mine in a casserole dish. I hope you all enjoy.
Sweet Potato Praline Casserole
4 whole medium sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown …