Tag: Autumn

Slow Cooker Turkey Drumsticks

turkey leg

Drumsticks are my favorite part of the turkey but like most, I used to have them only once a year on Thanksgiving—until I learned how to make them in my slow cooker.  I like to brine my poultry for extra flavor and tenderness but you can skip this step if you like. Brining poultry is

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Candied Sweet Potatoes

candied sweet potatoes

Candied sweet potatoes are always on the menu at my family’s Thanksgiving dinners.  I used to just layer the ingredients on top of the sweet potatoes but cooking the butter and sugar mixture on the stovetop first gives the topping some extra richness. This year my sweet potatoes were especially yummy because the caramelized sugar added

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Collard Greens

collard greens in a bright red bowl on a wooden surface

Collard greens have a long history in the African-American community.  No self-respecting soul food restaurant owner would dare omit them from the menu!  They were always on our dinner table on holidays when I was a kid, and even now that my siblings and I have children and grandchildren of our own, we still look forward to

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