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Joy of Cooking


It’s about this time of year that we begin craving stuffing, pumpkin pie and all the temptations and trimmings of the holiday table. Admit it, you’ve been caught nuzzling a box of Stove Top in the middle of aisle 6, and you nearly bought—gasp!—canned cranberries during your last trip to the grocery store. But before you are tempted by the fruit of another, here are seven recipes—four from Boulder County chefs and three from local food bloggers—that will fill your family festivities with homemade deliciousness, big bellies and little in the way of leftovers. Bon appétit.

Braised Lamb Shank by Dakota Soifer, Café Aion

Latkes with Beet Relish by Robin Bar-On, Pickled Lemon

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake by Juanita Edwards, The Rib House

Chocolate Pecan Pie by Paul Roberts, Two Dog Diner

plus Food Blogger’s Recipes for brussels sprouts, cranberry salsa and butternut squash with applesauce and sausage


Lacy is an award-winning food writer and blogger. She lives in Westminster with her family. Google