If you have no room left for pie after all the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and rolls, then Mindy Lockard’s upside-down pumpkin and apple mason jar pies are the perfect solution! These little pie cups are just the right size for when you are stuffed. The best part is that they can be made ahead to make room for the turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. These pie jars are a little slice – or more like little spoonfuls – of heaven!
Try this unique twist on the classic holiday staple for Thanksgiving! These smashed potatoes are sure to become a new family tradition. Simply roast until soft, then smash! Finish with your favorite toppings for a fun cross between baked and mashed potatoes. We recommend them with bacon, shallots and raclette, a cheese from Switzerland traditionally melted until browned and piping hot.
Wondering which wine to serve for Thanksgiving? Jim, our Willamette Market beverage manager, suggests a fruit-forward Beaujolais-style wine to enjoy with turkey. For beef entrées, such as pot roast, try a flavorful Syrah or Grenache-based wine—both stand up well to almost any cut of meat. Stop by your Market and ask your beverage steward to help you make a perfect pairing!
Tired of feeling stressed out on Thanksgiving? Although cooking all of the sides for a holiday meal from scratch can be fun and delicious, it can also add an extra burden to the person cooking. Luckily, Mindy Lockard’s recipe for cornbread stuffing muffins are simple, tasty and can be made the night before!
Mise en place – it’s more than just a cooking method, it’s a way of life. The French phrase (pronounced meez ahn plas) is Chef Greg’s motto and means “everything in place.” The key is to read recipe instructions and gather and prep all of your ingredients beforehand, and place them within easy reach before starting a recipe. Practicing “mise en place” is the simplest way to execute a recipe. Being prepared by having everything at the ready can help reduce new recipe anxiety and ensure recipe success!
Fun for kids and adults, this berry scary, Halloween-inspired dessert is a great way to spend time with your little ones! These strawberry ghosts triple as a festive activity, a yummy treat and as a Halloween decoration. All you need is strawberries, white chocolate chips, black decorating gel, skewers and you are ready to make Mindy Lockard’s imaginative, silly recipe. Grab a clay pot and a foam ball, too, to display your finished creations before eating!