Classic Mashed Potatoes

One thing that Colombia has no shortage of is potatoes.  There are so many different varieties here that I have never even seen before!  The only thing I had to do was decide what type to use!  I ended up getting some that Leito told me were called papas pastusas. They tasted pretty much like…

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole might be one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes… and it is so simple – canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and french-fried onions!  It is one of the few things that I never make “from scratch.”  This was to quickly change, especially since I live in Colombia!  Since I couldn’t find…

Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

I have never been one to cook stuffing inside of a turkey – it just seems like too much hassle!  Not to mention, I couldn’t find a whole turkey here in Bogotá.  I ended up getting a turkey breast and a couple of drumsticks.  I decided to make this stuffing, which turned out quite lovely!…

Butternut Squash Casserole

I looked high and low for sweet potatoes or yams in Bogotá.  I went to supermarkets and corner stores, and yet these patatas were nowhere to be found.  I showed a picture to Leito, who told me that they were called patatas, but even with pictures and my new vocabulary, I could not find them.…

Cranberry Pecan Salad

Salad is one of my favorite foods.  Hands down.  Therefore, I had to have salad at my Thanksgiving dinner!  I decided to make it a festive Thanksgiving salad, with cranberries, pecans, and feta cheese. ————————————————————————— Cranberry Pecan Salad Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 1 cup pecan halves 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1…

Sweet Corn Bread Muffins

I couldn’t find yeast at the five different stores that I went to on my Thanksgiving hunt (although I am sure it exists, I just don’t know where to find it), and so I decided to make cornbread instead of wheat rolls. I found a recipe, decided to make it into muffins, and modified it…

Turkey Gravy

I love gravy.  However, I have never made it from scratch – I’m pretty sure this is something that my mom or sister was always in charge of.  Since I was on my own cooking for this Thanksgiving, I found a recipe, adjusted it a little, and voila! It came out perfect and very delicious!…