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Brazilian Beef Skewers

brazilian-beef-skewers

Christmas in South Carolina is perfect grilling weather! Brazilian may not feel like a traditional Christmas meal, but in my family, it just might be

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Orange-Pomegranate Glazed Turkey

orange-pomegranate-glazed-turkey-platter

Five years ago, I decided I wanted to host my family’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t think that was the first time I roasted a turkey, but it might have been the second. I made a turkey with a citrus-pomegranate glaze, then used the pan juices to make a citrus-pomegranate gravy. I assume my mom was just being nice when she said it was the best gravy she’d ever had, but it is definitely one of my favorites.

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Fall Harvest Chicken Salad

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I was surprised when this recipe knocked my socks off, because I usually feel pretty ‘meh’ about chicken salad! This salad has amazing crunch from celery, chunks of fresh apple, bits of roasted pecans – mixed together to create a perfect light lunch wrap.

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Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce

homemade enchiladas

I love making enchiladas at home, they’re so easy and versatile – pretty much whatever I have on hand works for the fillings. Just when I thought they couldn’t get any better, I found a great recipe for homemade enchilada sauce! It’s a one-pot deal, which means it’s really easy, and it tastes amazing!

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

I keep trying out new slow cooker recipes lately, since I’ve been short on time, and I have to say that this is one of the best ones yet. The only cranberries I’ve ever eaten prior to this have been dried or the cursory bite of canned cranberry sauce that I eat once a year out of politeness. Using fresh cranberries in this meal added a tangy flavor that I never expected.

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Smoked Paprika Roast Turkey

smoked paprika roast turkey

My best memories of Thanksgiving dinner with my family include roasting a turkey, homemade gravy, mashed potatoes, and Grandma’s rolls with a pat of butter, spending the holiday with friends and family, and catching up with people, totally relaxed and sipping wine because we’re on vacation!  I love where I live now, but I certainly miss my family – especially around the holidays. No matter what, I still like to roast a turkey, even if we end up having to freeze the meat because we can’t eat it all.

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Dry-Rubbed Oven Ribs

Dry Rubbed Ribs

The local grocery store had a great deal on pork ribs, which have never been something I’ve felt strongly about, but suddenly I wanted to try my hand at roasting a rack of ribs.  I’ve never done it before, but it seems like the type of thing that I should know how to do.  As it turns out, it’s really easy!

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Citrus-Sage Roast Turkey

citrus sage roasted turkey

 I roast whole chickens pretty frequently, but turkey still feels a little intimidating.  However, as long as you know a couple tricks, it doesn’t have to be intimidating at all.  Add in some citrus-sage butter, and you’re all set.  The scariest thing about this recipe is that your relatives might permanently put you in charge of turkey roasting every Thanksgiving.  Kidding.  That was a pretty bad joke.  Let’s move on to the recipe.

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