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Thanksgiving Meal 2011 or I’m Back!!!!!

Hello All! It has been entirely too long since I have been able to post, I am sorry. In the past few months loads have been happening in my personal and professional life. Professionally, I was contracted to write a book about youth ministry. It was an absolute joy to write and should be on Amazon in January. I blame the book for my lack of posting on here. I wanted to spend all of my creative juices making sure it was both what I wanted it to be as well as finished by the deadline given by my publisher. I am very excited! Personally WE ARE PREGNANT!!! This is a complete surprise as we had planned our little lives around a 4 person family. We are so excited and cannot wait to find out if it is a Nora Grace or Henry Finn. We will find out on December 1 and the little one is due April 23!!!! So needless to say there are loads of exciting things happening around the Vulcans Table house! Now onto the food…

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Balsamic & Bacon Green Beans

A super flavorful take on a classic side!

5 Thick Cut Bacon, chop in quater inch pieces
1 medium shallot, french cut
1 pound fresh french creen beans
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

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Roasted Chicken with Winter Vegetables

While I cannot give you the recipe, I will show you the picture of my recreation of this wonderful dish from Hot and Hot Fish Club here in Birmingham.  If you cannot go to Hot and Hot, I recommend picking up the Hot and Hot Fish Club’s cookbook for a holiday gift.  Honestly the best winter vegetables I have ever had.  Get the cookbook and ENJOY!!!


Stuffin Muffins

Stuffing is a traditional holiday dish in homes across America.  Whether it is inside poultry or a foil pan, the hearty sage filled aroma of holiday stuffing is a staple around the holidays.  One of my favorite parts of the stuffing has always been the crust that develops on the top of the pan of stuffing that is exposed to the heat of the oven.  I decided to experiment a couple of years ago with a non traditional vessel for my stuffing and came up with the idea of Stuffin Muffins. Continue reading


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites with Bourbon Cream Sauce

While I am not a pastry chef, I do love a hearty yet delicate cheesecake.  This recipe has the added touch of Fall with the addition of Pumpkin Puree and some other fall spices.  The Bourbon cream sauce adds a rich undertone to the otherwise savory cheesecake.  I also made some pastry pumpkin leaves and candied them with raw sugar as a garnish.  This is a great way to end your Thanksgiving day dinner! Continue reading


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