Happy Thanksgiving from Mouth of the Border

by Emily on November 22, 2011 · 2 comments

in Food,Recipes

From MOTB's kitchen to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Don't forget the booze!

"Friend of the Devil" @ Prime Meats: Smith & Cross rum, Carpano Antica, Cocchi Americano, Mezcal, Angostura bitters

What am I making? I'm visiting two sets of dear friends this year, and I'm bringing nibbles to their celebrations.

Here's my list: April Bloomfield's Roasted Carrots with Thyme & Garlic (Best. Carrots. Ever.) Cornbread in a Cast Iron Skillet Rosemary and Honey Pecans A Sugar-Free Version of Pumpkin Pie (deciding between modifying this recipe and this one)

Pie Update: I went with the "tangy, creamy pumpkin pie" recipe here. I roasted a small organic pumpkin, which yielded more than double the pumpkin I needed and made an all-butter crust based on this version. For the pie, I substituted 1/2 cup of honey for the two types of sugar. I also added 1/4 tsp. of baking soda to reduce the acidity of the honey.

A "Note to Self" for the next time I make the crust: Parbake for about 8 min. covered, 8 min. uncovered. Parbaking for longer makes it soggy from all the butter. Also not necessary to drop overall pie baking temp. 25 degrees to compensate for the honey - next time cook at the full 325 degrees for recommended time, checking after 40 min. Undercook slightly to keep pie from "breaking."

I am so very thankful for all of YOU. Your comments, questions, tweets and emails really make this site worth it for me.

Photo Credit: Alana's Pantry on Flickr
Photo Credit: Alana's Pantry on Flickr

I hope you have a sweet, restful and gratitude-filled holiday.


Emily / Mouth of the Border


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  • http://jessicagottlieb.com JessicaGottlieb

    ooh I get drooly thinking about those carrots. 

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      Anytime someone says “vegetarian side,” I instantly think of these. And since last year, I think of you and your fam when I make them. :) Hugs to you & happy Thanksgiving.

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