Thanksgiving Side Dishes: Green Bean Casserole and Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce

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Foodnetwork.com has a huge selection of Thanksgiving recipes to cook and serve to your friends and family this holiday season. Two side dishes that are worth trying are Family Fresh Green Bean Casserole by Claire Robinson and Aaron McCargo Jr.’s Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce.

I made the green bean casserole the other night as a side dish. I little early Thanksgiving treat. The dish was a hit. My family loved the crisp green beans, mushroom cream sauce and gooey mozzarella cheese that was melted all around the green beans. It will definitely make a great side dish to accompany roasted turkey.

This afternoon, I  prepared the cranberry sauce. It’s really simple to make and the chunks of apples, cinnamon and sugar create this wonderful aroma that fills the kitchen. It not clumpy or gelatin like those cranberry sauces you might buy in the can.  Hopefully, my family will enjoy the homemade cranberry sauce tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Eating!

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A Thanksgiving Recipe for Cornbread Stuffing

I’m looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday.  I’ll get time to spend with my family and enjoy foods I haven’t eaten since the last Thanksgiving (too many calories to eat more than once a year) This year I’m even more thankful because of a new addition.  My niece Kennedy was born November 19th. One of my greatest joys in life is being an aunt.

So as you spend the holiday with family or friends or just doing what you love, I thought you might like this recipe for cornbread stuffing.  You  can replace some of the ingredients with healthier choices.  It will still taste great! Here is the link from the food network.

New Wii Game From The Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked

Get your Wii remotes ready for some chopping, dicing, flipping, stirring and mashing. I was scrolling around Seriouseats.com, it’s a really awesome food blog, and I came across a post about a new Wii game. Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked was created by Food Network kitchens executive chefs and it is expected to be released in stores on Nov. 3. This food friendly video game puts you inside the kitchen and tests your cooking skills. Sounds neat right? Once you finish cooking your entree it is judged by top Food Network staff members.You better hope you did a good job or else your dish is going to get bad reviews.

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Food Nightmares

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After an arduous day of back to back classes, deadlines, and little food I was exhausted and famished.It was after 9pm. I went on a scavenger hunt in my refrigerator and found some chili left over from another day. The recipe contained kidney beens, black beens, various kinds of peppers and bits of bacon in it.  You can find the recipe in Down Home With The Neelys cookbook. I melted  cheese over top the chili and feasted.

I got to sleep about 10:30.  In what seemed like minutes, I was chased by an angry tribal group wearing nothing but a loin cloth.  I was surrounded by total darkness.  My heart palpitated as I tried to out run them  I hid behind a tree, only to find they were in front of me.  The tribe performed a dance around me and tied me to the tree that I just seconds ago ran to for safety. One arm at a time, I struggled to break free of the ropes around my wrist. As they moved closer, their red face paint stood out from the darkness. In fear I screamed but there was no sound. I gasped. Then I woke up.

Remember when television character Cliff Huxtable from The Cosby Show ate a sausage hero before sleeping and experienced the most proposterous nightmare. It’s hysterical.  Watch it below.