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Vegetarian: Mushroom and Root Vegetable Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's pie is a natural fit for Thanksgiving ingredients like squash and root vegetables. They get roasted to intensify their flavor, combined with mushrooms for some added flavor and heft, stirred into a rich, creamy, comforting sauce, and topped with smooth mashed potatoes, which get brown and crisp when the dish goes back into a hot oven. The end result is decadent enough to satisfy a holiday-sized appetite, and might even turn the heads of a few of your meat-eating friends and relatives. More

Mushroom and Root Vegetable Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's pie is a natural fit for Thanksgiving ingredients like squash and root vegetables. They get roasted to intensify their flavor, combined with mushrooms for some added flavor and heft, stirred into a rich, creamy, comforting sauce, and topped with smooth mashed potatoes, which get brown and crisp when the dish goes back into a hot oven. The end result is decadent enough to satisfy a holiday-sized appetite, and might even turn the heads of a few of your meat-eating friends and relatives. More

Ham in Coca-Cola

At Ed’s request, here is the insanely simple procedure for making Ham in Coca Cola. This is my version of Nigella Lawson's version of some anonymous southern genius’ recipe. I’ve always wanted to make it with a few bottles of... More

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