A little catch up since I didn’t have the blog up and running for Thanksgiving. Here are a few of my recipes…My yummy turkey salt rub and cranberry sauce. I posted the pumpkin cheesecake which was also on the menu!

½ c. kosher salt
1 ½ T. chopped fresh sage
1 ½ T. chopped fresh thyme
1 ½ T. chopped fresh rosemary
1T crushed peppercorns
2 mandarin oranges or clementines, zested

MIX ingredients in a glass bowl. Sprinkle all but 3T of the mixture over the turkey or chicken. Place poultry in a roasting bag and set in fridge overnight.

 RINSE off the poultry. Sprinkle the cavity with some of the rub. Then cover the poultry with softened butter. Sprinkle with remaining rub.


3 mandarin or clementines oranges (or 2 regular oranges)
½ c water
¾ c sugar
1 bag cranberries

ZEST of 2 of the oranges (1 if using regular oranges) and juice 3 oranges. Mix all ingredients, except cranberries, in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add cranberries. Simmer for 20 minutes, cranberries will pop. Using a wooden spoon press on cranberries that have not yet popped. Simmer another 10minutes or until desired consistency.

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