Turkey Tamale Pie

The recipe for this easy dinner calls for ground turkey; I substituted leftover roast turkey. I also sprinkled half a thinly sliced red onion on the corn mush just before broiling. To finish the Mexican theme, serve with a crunchy slaw flavored with chopped cilantro and small strips of jicama. 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey 2 […]

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Italian sausage-stuffed apples

It’s apple season, but alas, one can eat only so many desserts. This recipe transforms fall’s favorite fruit into a hearty main dish. I used sweet-sour Jonagolds, but any large baking apple will do. Be careful not to scoop too much of the flesh out when hollowing the apple. To serve as a side dish, […]

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A Thanksgiving Feast

By the time my hip pushed open my parents’ back door just after sundown, the 14-pound turkey I’d just finished roasting sliding precariously on the rimmed cookie sheet I held in my hands, their kitchen was standing-room-only. Bob was bent over the sink, hurriedly cubing apples, pears and persimmons for a colorful fall salad of […]

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