Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Pumpkin cheesecake with bourbon-sour-cream icing has become a holiday staple at the Chmiel house in South Orange.
For Paula Chmiel, Thanksgiving traditions often come in the form of cooking up those tried-and-true favorites that make it such a special holiday. The South Orange resident is a professional chef. In her family, pumpkin cheescake is one of those recipes that people talk about for weeks both before and after the holiday, so give this one a try if you want to impress! Originally published in Gourmet in 1990, it was a recipe Paula noticed on the magazine cover while at college and she just had to make it. Jump ahead 21 years and the same recipe is still alive and well both in the Chmiel house and online (www.epicurious.com), though she has changed it up a bit here and there. While Paula isn't working in a restaurant kitchen these days — she's…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Share your recipes and kitchen secrets with your neighbors by adding to the list in the comment section!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Change up your traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a little help from Patch! This is not the Patch's first Thanksgiving. Throughout the years, there have been numerous articles, blogs and tips posted about holiday recipes and cocktails. In order to help get your table ready, here is a short list of some of the best. Click on the links below and it will transport you to the recipes. But this list is far from complete! So if you have a Thanksgiving recipe you hold dear to your heart, share it with your neighbors and friends by: • Looking for a new way to cook your bird? Then check out these recipes (stuffed, unstuffed, braised, grilled, smoked, and deep fried), in addition to cook times, and a few general tips and tricks. • Herb roasted…
Monday, November 21, 2011
From sparkling wines to traditional reds, there are many choices for your Thanksgiving Day feast.
To many wine lovers, Thanksgiving can be a frustrating time of the year. With so many dishes being served at the dinner table, choosing the appropriate wine can be overwhelming. Often, cooks think about pairing wine with turkey and end up with white meat and white wine. But this year, home chefs should consider something new - pairing wine with the flavors of their Thanksgiving foods. The turkey is really a blank canvas and can be thought of as a neutral flavor. Instead, look to pair wines with the array of spices or flavors you may use on the table - cranberry sauce, gravy, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are just a few. Tha means a number of familiar varietals will fit the bill. A sparkling wine is always festive and is a great way to start…