Category: Formal Cooking

Easy Turkey Gravy Recipe

easy-turkey-gravy-recipeWhen cooking a large meal, such as Thanksgiving dinner, I try to find as many shortcuts as possible. One that works well and is just as delicious as starting from scratch, is turkey gravy made with a packaged dry seasoning mix.

I use turkey gravy mix and add chicken broth, dry white wine or dry vermouth, and finish it off with butter to enhance the flavors and give the gravy a homemade touch. Quick and easy is the way to go!


Serves: 8

  • 2 packages gravy mix (Knorrs Turkey Gravy Mix)

Cranberry Gelatin Mold

cranberry-gelatin-moldWhat’s Thanksgiving dinner without a serving of cranberries? There are numerous ways to prepare cranberries, fresh, frozen or canned and I have prepared many a cranberry dish but my all time favorite is my Cranberry Gelatin Mold with a simple cream cheese topping.

In fact, my daughter Allison, who was not fond of cooking, did take this recipe with her when she was on her own and entertaining or needed to bring a dish to a dinner. This was one she would fix and received raves. It was a joy for me to see her prepare this recipe. It can be made days in advance and unmolded just before serving. Enjoy!

Cornish Hens Recipe

cornish hens recipeA delicious, easy, and special recipe for two is my Cornish Hens with Orange/Wine Sauce. I have been married for 48 years and this was one of the first recipes I made for my husband on Valentine’s Day. It is among his favorites and whenever I want a special dinner for two, I make Cornish Hens. Not only is this convenient for two, but I have also made this many times for dinner parties of four and even six. Just double or triple the recipe and you will have a dish that is sure to impress. Anyone just starting to cook will enjoy the simplicity of this recipe and the gourmet touch it presents!