I’m guessing you are not surprised that Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday at Gygi. Food is a big deal for us and you can be sure we will be participating as much as possible. From our annual Pie Preparation Night, to our delicious traditional meal, we have tested and tried just about every kitchen tool you’ll need to be prepared for the big day.
Stuffing is the iconic partner to the Turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. This stuffing really accentuates the warm flavors of fall and uses all the right herbs to make you feel back in Grandma’s kitchen. Fresh rosemary, thyme, sage and parsley. But we’ve mixed it up with large pieces of sausage, crsipy pieces of bread, and of course the perfect amount of smokey flavor from our favorite Traeger Grill.
Around here we like to think that Turkey is a protein we can enjoy all year long. And when you simplify the whole process by cooking just a turkey breast, it takes all the pain and effort away from a whole turkey, and you’ll end up with a perfectly moist, tender, delicious piece of meat.
Okay, confession, we definitely took the easy way out here and smoked a purchased pie. There are a million things to do for Thanksgiving, and making our pies is usually a tradition we love and look forward to every year. But sometimes ease and convenience wins over traditions.
We don’t take our gravy lightly. It might was well come from fresh meat drippings, or not exist at all. Until now, we just didn’t think it was possible to create that kind of flavor without having cooked a roast or whole turkey, but with the right flavorings and herbs, you can get pretty darn close.
Give us a minute to convert you to the goodness that is Smoked Broccoli. I’ve always been the kind of eater who enjoys a plate full of vegetables. And that love for vegetables only deepens when the weather turns cool, and I roast every vegetable I can think of in the oven. Cauliflower, check. Carrots, check. Sugar snap peas, check check (try them!). And broccoli, I’ve always loved roasted broccoli. Then we smoked it. I’m forever changed.
Mmmmmm….mashed potatoes. They just scream comfort food. They pair well with so many comfortable foods. But they usually are the vehicle for delicious, savory gravy. Not these babies. These smoked potatoes stand on their own, but when covered with a creamy gravy become the star of the plate.
Fall is a fantastic time to entertain. The busy hustle of summer has ended, but the pressures of the holidays are not yet upon us. It’s the perfect time to bring your favorite people together for a enjoyable and intimate evening. Drawing inspiration from the season of bounty, your menu can include delicious flavors with beautiful colors. [Read more…]
Whenever the leaves start changing, and the air turns crisp and cold, it seems as though the food world immediately turns to all things pumpkin. Cookies, bread, pie, pancakes, cereal, and even soup.
We dare say, however, that Pumpkin Chocolate Tart may not be the first thought you have when pumpkin is on the brain. The cause for that is certainly only because you have never tried THIS Pumpkin Chocolate Tart.