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.
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.
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…]
In all your pumpkin carving, have you ever considered stuffing one with cheese and baking it until soft and tender, gooey and delicious?
I’m always looking for the perfect appetizer to take to a party that requires just enough work to look like you put some time into it, but also allows you to run out the door without feeling like a chicken with your head cut off. You hear me? This is your go-to Halloween party contribution.
Alternatively, I love a meal that feels different but screams comfort and ease. This recipe will fill that space too. It’s homey, warm, and something every member of the family can jump into.
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.
Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without stuffing. The best part of this dish is the variety we’ve been seeing at different Thanksgiving tables over the years. From cornbread to sourdough, and traditional fixings to trendy twists, we’ve tasted a wide-range of flavors and combinations. The only thing we’ve seen in common about this delicious side is the fact that someone always makes way too much of it! That’s why we suggest delectably disposing of your leftovers with this recipe. The crust top is reminiscent of a pot pie, and the acorn squash is an easy way to readdress your dressing!
Tensions run at an all-time high in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day. Even the best laid plans are bound to go awry and everything always takes longer than expected. Add to that a hungry crowd counting down to mealtime and we’re talking stress!
We may not be able to remind you to give that turkey plenty of time to thaw or make sure you have an extra pumpkin pie, just in case, but we can help satiate your waiting dinner guests with a couple super quick Thanksgiving appetizers. A little food distraction goes a long way.
Typically, a beautifully browned turkey gets all the attention when it comes to Thanksgiving. It’s tradition, and most people wouldn’t dream of celebrating the biggest food holiday of the year without this classic main dish. But when we asked our Gygi community what their favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is, they all answered with a side dish! It just goes to show you that people come for the turkey and stay for the sides.
This year, we’ve got two side dishes we think you’ll love. First, we put a spin on classic stuffing by using sourdough bread as the base and layering it with less traditional flavors, like Brussels sprouts, bacon, and dried apricot. Then we get nostalgic with a wheat salad that’s a familiar and loved dish at many Utah tables. Give these a try and see if you end up with a new Thanksgiving tradition of your own.