potato pancakes

Thanksgiving is a day to soak up familiar aromas and favorite flavors. There's no need to stick to tradition the day after though, and no one wants to spend too much time in the kitchen. With a fridgeful of leftovers and some hot sauce on hand, you can whip up some very tasty meals in no time at all. Check out four of our favorite day-after picks. BUTTERNUT SQUASH, SAGE & CHEDDAR GRATIN from Julie Rubaud, Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, Vermont This is a hearty dish and only needs a green salad to round out the meal. It’s great for potlucks and any other time you want to feed a crowd. 1 tablespoon butter1 medium onion, coarsely chopped¼ cup finely chopped fresh sage1 clove...
You can tell the harvest season is upon us by the sudden appearance of scarves, the endless supply of Halloween candy in stores, and the return of college football. Now is the time to indulge in the last bounty of the growing season and feast like royalty. It's also the time for those blessed root vegetables, potatoes, squashes, onions, pumpkins, lamb, grass-fed beef, sheep's milk cheese and apples. For some, the highlight of fall harvest time is the fresh pressed cider and the smell of sugared doughnuts in the morning, or the excitement generated as each apple varietal reaches the peak of flavor. There's nothing like the pleasure of snapping into an crisp, fresh apple bursting with flavor...
Add the greens, 1 handful at a time, and cook, stirring, until each addition wilts. Stir in the broth, turkey, okra and hot sauce. Bring to a simmer, cover, reduce the heat and cook until the okra and greens are tender, about 15 minutes more. Taste and season with a little salt and a generous grinding of pepper. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped fresh herbs. Add more hot sauce to taste. Serves 4 to 6 POTATO PANCAKES from Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury, Vermont This makes good use of leftover mashed potatoes. The recipe calls for baking the pancakes, but they can be done the old fashioned way too—try frying them in a little butter or oil on the stove top. Kick up the spice a notch...