Pumpkin Flan

A little Halloween treat! I’ve been going pumpkin crazy this year – pumpkin this – pumpkin that – and here’s yet another pumpkin recipe to add to the mix. Pumpkin flan is a great gluten-free alternative to pumpkin pie. It has the same basic ingredients – eggs, milk, pumpkin, sugar, spices – but with that…

Saffron & Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

I was in charge of all of the baking for Thanksgiving this year which in this particular household tends to mean a pumpkin pie, an apple pie, pumpkin dinner rolls, and a breakfast pastry or quick bread for the beginning of the day.  I also had to schedule all of the baking around the roasting…

Bacon Cranberry Jelly

I tested out some new cranberry jelly recipes last week in preparation for Thanksgiving. In past years I have made basic cranberry chutneys and sauces that do not require the extra step of straining the cooked fruit, but this year I decided to go ahead and make an actual cranberry jelly.  I made a more…

Apple-Brined Turkey Breast

This recipe came to me via my mother, who, I believe, clipped it out of the Washington Post food section.  She has been using tips from this brining recipe for years now, and every Thanksgiving she digs out one of her massive 5 gallon zip-lock to brine her turkey in a mixture of apple juice,…