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Turkey Enchilado – A Mexican Thanksgiving

Turkey Enchilado – A Mexican Thanksgiving

A delicious Mexican favorite, this recipe for Turkey Enchilado, or Guajolote Enchilado, will bring mouthwatering smiles to your family and amigos, amigas.  I use only one type of chile, Chile Ancho, because I like the direct flavor and also because this is the dried chile […]

Cornbread Dressing, Thanksgiving Pan De Maíz,

Cornbread Dressing, Thanksgiving Pan De Maíz,

This cornbread recipe was the Thanksgiving feature in the online magazine, Lone Star Literary Life. It’s my mom’s family recipe. Amá made this cornbread dressing every Thanksgiving.  It’s different from other cornbread dressing recipes because there’s no sage in it, and it combines pecans, raisins […]

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

Happy Holidays.  How about a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving. The turkey, guajolote, is native to Texas and Mexico.  Over millenia, it was hunted by Native Americans for feathers, food and fashion.  Some of the bones (the hollow ones) were fashioned into necklaces.  It was also […]

The Thanksgiving Turkey Comes From Mexico

The Thanksgiving Turkey Comes From Mexico

Sacred to the Mayas, and enjoyed at banquets by the Aztecs, the Guajolote (Melagris gallopavo) is our Thanksgiving turkey.  It was domesticated in Mexico and the Américas  before the arrival of the Spaniards.  The name is from the nahuatl word, “huexólotl,” which translates as “big […]

Smoking A Thanksgiving Turkey, “Guajolote Ahumado”

Smoking A Thanksgiving Turkey, “Guajolote Ahumado”

Karla McLaughlin continues a practice that began here in 800 B.C., the domestication of turkeys.  I’m grateful to Karen who drove all the way from Montgomery to my home in Houston to deliver this 15 pound organic-fed, free-roaming turkey and two pork loins.  She generously […]

Smoking a Thanksgiving Turkey

Smoking a Thanksgiving Turkey

Karla McLaughlin drove all the way to my home to deliver this 15 pound organic-fed, free-roaming turkey and two pork loins.  She generously took the time because I was in a pinch, facing a party deadline. She is a one-of-a-kind farm owner.  Knowledgeable, caring and […]