Recipes: Preparing for Thanksgiving

So, my son-in-law’s football team made it to the Missouri State Finals, which will be played in St. Louis the day after Thanksgiving.  His parents had originally planned to make a trip to Texas to see their extended family, but with the win – they are staying home.  And, I’ve invited them to join us…

Recipe: Mimi’s Giblet Gravy

I was freaking out because I started looking and searching through Mom’s trusty family cookbook, but I could not find her recipe for Giblet Gravy. You can’t have turkey and dressing without gravy.  Why that would be un-American!  I totally started sounding like Rain Main repeating “giblet, giblet, giblet” while looking through “The Book”. So…

Recipe: Easy Cornbread Dressing

So, admittedly – I’m a dork cook!  I’ve learned to cook because I had to and I can follow directions.  Thank goodness for my mother and her patience and the fact that she typed up all her recipes way back in 1991 and put them in a binder for me.  The truth is, her recipes…