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Even if you're the kind of person who types out production schedules for holiday meals -- the days laid out according to brining times and baking itineraries -- and especially if you aren't, the day before Thanksgiving can bring on a sudden crisis of...
| Nov 25, 2008
| 12:39 PM
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: This recipe can be mostly prepared a day in advance.
3 pounds baking potatoes, scrubbed, skin on, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
24 fresh sage leaves
1 cup whole milk
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Samantha Roper sometimes dreams about the mashed potatoes her mother makes on Thanksgiving, from potatoes grown at an uncle's farm 10 minutes from her Southern Idaho home. But today, with airfare costs and distance making a trip home impractical, the...
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| Dec 14, 2008
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| Jan 13, 2009
| 10:21 AM
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| Nov 19, 2009
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| Nov 25, 2009
Thanksgiving dinner puts a lot of pressure on a cook.
But it's nothing compared with Thanksgiving leftovers.
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| Nov 25, 2009
Total time: About 1 hour
Note: Be sure to use holiday leftovers that weren't heavily seasoned or flavored, as those could be too overpowering in this dish. Adjust seasonings as desired.
1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup diced...