Turkey Pot Pie
Yes I too will be serving up the traditional Thanksgiving day after turkey sandwich for lunch today, but tonight I will be serving Turkey Pot Pie, a family favorite! Who doesn’t like a Turkey Pot Pie the day after Thanksgiving for dinner? It’s a perfect way to use up leftover vegetables and turkey meat.
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Kerrie Donahue Writes~ It has been such an emotional day for our family, I loved every minute of being a football mom with this team. To the best coaches who have helped transform my son into being a man, his teammates who have become his best friends, and their parents who I hope to be life long friends of mine, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am thankful today that the trophy is back where it belongs, I was praying hard!! 13-7, and the cherry on top, Tommy got player of the game, so proud!!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Leftovers with a delicious Pecan Pie Cocktail!
Pecan Pie Cocktail
For rimming the glass:
½ cup crushed Graham Cracker Crumbs
¼ cup Honey
For the martini:
1 part Pinnacle Pecan Pie Vodka
2 parts Baileys Coffee Creamer French Vanilla
1 cup ice
1 Dip glass rim in honey; immediately dip in crushed graham cracker
2 In a shaker with ice, vigorously shake vodka and Baileys Coffee Creamer French Vanilla glass.
3 Strain & pour mixture into prepared graham cracker rimmed glasses; serve immediately
*Note~ Adult Beverage 21 years & older; Contains Alcohol
Early yesterday morning my Facebook Feed messenger was buzzing with cooking questions! Below is one of my favorites. Joanne Frontiero’s success story made my day! #CookingStep-By-Step with “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia;Harvest
Sista Felicia’s Turkey Hot-line…
I received this FB tag from friend Joanne Frontiero,”I Can Do This. Thank you for reminding me about the turkey recipe – Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan – it actually wasn’t so hard. The bird is in the oven!!! My first turkey ever… I feel so grown up!
Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan You can so do this girlfriend… My Turkey Recipe is foolproof!
Omg, it was delish… turkey coma now… Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan , you made my family very very happy with your delish recipe! And . more . importantly I rocked this meal!!! Cheers!!! XO. Pics to come when I get off the couch.
Congrats Joanne! I’m thrilled to have had a small part in the preperstion of your first ever Thanksgiving Feast for your family! Happy Thankskgiving!
No-Bake Cranberry Velvet Pie
No-Bake Cranberry Velvet Pie
1 6oz. Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 8 oz. Cream Cheese; at room temperature
1 14 oz. Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 combine all ingredients in bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment; mix on medium-low speed 1 minute
2 pour creamy mixture into pie crust cover with Pie Crust clear lid; freeze 6 hours
3 remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving
4 serve with dollop of fresh whipped cream
Cranberry Orange Torte
¾ cup salted butter softened
1½ cups granulated sugar, plus ¼ cup
1 12oz. bag fresh cranberries
1 cup flour
2 large eggs
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon of fresh orange rind
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
Step by Step
1 Combine butter and sugar in bowl of stand mixer, beat on medium high speed 3 minutes until fluffy
2 Add flour, eggs, nuts, orange rind, and extracts; mix 1 minute on low speed
3 Place cranberries in colander; rinse under cold water; strain; sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over cranberries; toss to coat all cranberries evenly with sugar
4 Using rubber spatula fold sugared cranberries evenly into batter
5 Prepare two 9 inch glass pie plates with bakers joy cooking spray
6 Divide batter into two equal halves
7 Spread each batter half into one prepared pie plate
8 In preheated 350 degree oven bake 1 hour; cool 15 minutes
9 Serve with Vanilla Bean ice cream or sweetened whipped cream
Makes 2 Torts
Spicy String Beans with Toasted Sesame
Spicy up Thanksgiving with this easy to prepare, side dish! Last week I served these delicious green beans with a Roasted Asian Infused Turkey. The family gave both a two thumbs up!https://instagram.com/p/-eEO3Cg13U/
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Who knew passing the refrigerator case with fresh turkey’s during my routine Sunday morning shopping trip to Market Basket yesterday would be the cure to my sadness of not hosting this year’s Thanksgiving Holiday!
Just Back from vacation, with a desperate need of groceries, and the realization of the holiday season fast approaching, Sunday morning, I took a quick scan of the frig and pantry before heading out to shop. Made mental note of a few key ingredients on hand like, hot peppers from the garden still fresh and firm in the crisper drawer, and a half filled bottle of soy sauce on the door shelf. With Lone Gull Tea in hand I entered Market Basket, and immediately noticed holiday packaging, and speciality items strategically placed throughout the store.
Their strategic placement of holiday product, caught my attention and literally flipped my mood from sad to happy! Thanks to creative holiday packaging and product placement, my creative juices started flowing, and I found myself walking through the store thinking of past holidays shopping experiences with my mother for key ingredients in the aisles of my grandfather’s Italian Variety store. Pat’s Center Grocery.” Before I knew it I found myself tossing a fresh turkey into my shopping cart. At the same moment, my Grandpa Joe’s famous saying came to mind, “ When life gives you lemons make lemonade!”
Right then I knew I had to go with the flow of life, and not let my disappointment of not hosting this year’s traditional feast day on the 28th, stop me from creating a special Thanksgiving feast for my family. Since tradition was already set to be broken I decided to embrace our non-traditional year with a non traditional feast with all the fixing! Over the years I have read numerous articles about the the likes and dislikes of roasting a turkey using traditional roasting methods verse roasting birds that have been prepared in a brine. In keeping with non-tradition I decided to go out of the box and prepare a brined turkey for the first time! Inspired by the ingredients I made mental note of before heading out to shop on Sunday I began creating this new “Asian Infused Turkey Brine” for this week’s scheduled family dinner! Stayed tuned for the final out come and reviews Thursday here on GMG Sista Dish!
Asian Infused Turkey Brine
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Stop by there us still plenty of beautiful items still on the tablesfor sale!
Super Bowl Sunday For Ladies of Gloucester!
Sista Felicia’s & @KettlePizza Live From Ladies Night @Dawson’s True Value In Beverly Grilling Pizza!
With Christmas around the cornor I thought I share a multi functional gift idea for all the beach loves on your Christmas list!
Owner of Gloucester’s Famous “Mike’s Pastry Shop” passed away, Sunday with his loving Family by his side.
Photos from “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia: Harvest”, (purchased from the archives of Cape Ann Museum)
Mike’s Pastry Shop once located on Main Streets West End was “the” gathering place for fisherman and dockworkers during the fishing boom years of Gloucester’s On & Off Shore Fishing Fleet. Mike’s Pastry Shop was the go to Italian Bakery for all special occasions and holiday celebrations throughout the year for dozens of Sicilian Families residing throughout our city. Mike and his wife Katie, are best know for confecting the “World’s Best” Cassada and Strawberry Shortcakes” along with endless Italian sweet confections. All their pastries, cookies and Italian Ice were made from scratch using nothing but the very best of ingredients!
Trips to Mike’s Pastry shop with my parents and grandparents as a child inspired me as an adult to recreate my favorite pastries, cookies and desserts, once purchased at Mike’s Pastry. One of my most cherished childhood memories of shopping at Mike’s and my “Pasticciotti” recipe, I recreated from nothing but the flavors and textures I remembered as child are highlighted in my cookbook “Gifts’ Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia;Harvest” For recipe and memory details See pages 86-88 in “Gifts Of Gold”!
The Ciaramitaro family extends their deepest condolences to the Lentini Family.
Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8pm at Greely Funeral Home Gloucester Ma 01930, and Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday November 12 th, 11:00 am in St, Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish
Mom Pat Ciaramitaro Writes~What a thrill to meet Giada last night at the Music Theater and have a photo taken with her and receive an autographed copy of her new book. She was so down to earth, beautiful, and one of the kindest people I have ever met.
GMG Fan Karen Sarofeen Writes~ it could have been longer …she was late getting there and it ended right at nine. She talked about her show and book then it was open to question and she was very funny ! I enjoyed it and being with my kids😍
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Although I couldn’t be happier to be away on vacation relaxing in sunny Naples Florida with St. Barry, I’m super dissapointed to miss the opertunity to meet one of my most favorite FoodNetwork Stars! Mom Pat will be seated in the front row with a personally signed copy of ” Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia; Harvest!” Wishing everyone a fablouse time! Giada De Lauratiis is a Fantastic Cook, mother and roll model!
Tag, Tweet, Instagram, or email me your photos with Giada from tonights event! Be sure to tell her Sista Felicia is super disapointed to not be in attendence tonight!