13 11 / 2012

Pepperplate Logo

 I met Gretta, one of the founders of Pepperplate,  nearly two years ago through a food blogger friend. She told me about Pepperplate and demonstrated how it works on an iPad. I was amazed at what it can do. Pepperplate takes a different approach. Instead of being pre-populated with recipes, it let you bookmark and save recipes into your Pepperplate account. From there, you create weekly meal plans,  grocery lists also share recipes with friends.

For Thanksgiving, Pepperplate is a hero. As a food blogger, I have been obsessively bookmarking recipes that I want to use for Thanksgiving. Pepperplate has a Chrome browser bookmarklet, so you can easily import recipes when you spot them.  Pepperplate manages your recipes which can be combine into Thanksgiving menus, then share with friends and family before and after the big day. Pepperplate syncs on your devices so it automatically arranges the list to the way you do grocery shopping. Pepperplate also has with multiple cooking timers on its iPad version so you can keep track each dish. 

One of the best things about Pepperplate is that is not only FREE, it is platform agnostic. It is available one the web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, NOOK and Windows 8.

10 11 / 2011

Cranberry Margaritas for Thanksgiving via gastrogirl.  Click here for the recipe.

Cranberry Margaritas for Thanksgiving via gastrogirl.  Click here for the recipe.

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08 11 / 2011

How To Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce

All you need is cranberries, an orange, cinnamon, maple syrup and honey.  I recommend using Mike’s Hot Honey.

07 11 / 2011

Eggnog Panna Cotta with Raspberries and Balsamic Vinegar 
Chef Rick Rodgers hosted a Thanksgiving cooking demo sponsored by Driscoll’s last Friday where he gave some advice on how to cook turkey, plan your menu, and not stress about the big dinner.

Eggnog Panna Cotta with Raspberries and Balsamic Vinegar 

Chef Rick Rodgers hosted a Thanksgiving cooking demo sponsored by Driscoll’s last Friday where he gave some advice on how to cook turkey, plan your menu, and not stress about the big dinner.

26 11 / 2010

Thanksgiving Aspic in Virginia
When you see a brightly colored gelatinous dish, you immediately think of sweet jello. When I was a child, I hated aspic.  Now I love it. Yesterday for Thanksgiving, there was a savory aspic made with tomato juice, celery, onion and lemon jello.

Thanksgiving Aspic in Virginia

When you see a brightly colored gelatinous dish, you immediately think of sweet jello. When I was a child, I hated aspic.  Now I love it. Yesterday for Thanksgiving, there was a savory aspic made with tomato juice, celery, onion and lemon jello.