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Yeasted Cranberry-Pecan Pumpkin Loaves

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…” -M.F.K. Fisher in The Art of Eating But what about the sound of good bread making? Yes, the sound, at least when it comes to these yeasted cranberry-pecan …

Cranberry and Vanilla Bean Sorbet

I had such high hopes for this do-ahead dessert recipe. The promise of a refreshingly light end to the Thanksgiving meal. The chance to complete a cranberry trifecta with sauce, bread, and sorbet. And not just any sorbet – one with vanilla bean. And, oh, the color! But, alas, we …

Oakley’s Thanksgiving Wishes

Oakley would like to share some Thanksgiving wishes with all of you, so she’s written a little poem… and now, she’s ready to recite it! (The poem itself is on the floor as a prompt.)

Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Apple Hash

Growing up near Rocky Top, I always heard the sweet potato referred to as the “Big Orange” potato. While it may not be the official tuber of the Vols, I do think this savory combination of sweet potatoes, salty bacon, and tart apples would go a long way in closing …

Cranberry-Walnut Braid

No doubt about it, turkey is the star of the Thanksgiving feast. Following close on its heels (do turkeys have heels?) comes dressing. Farther down the hierachy of Thanksgiving essentials fall cranberries. However, this bread could change all that. Studded with cranberries and walnuts, scented with orange, and sporting a …