Fifteen Spatulas

I know Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the menus are probably mostly set in stone, but I had to share this pie recipe with you before time runs out. It’s a good and easy last-minute pie to make if you want to add another dessert.

If you haven’t had buttermilk pie before, it’s not only one of the easiest pies you can make, but it’s also one of the most delicious! The custard based texture is very creamy and silky, and you get a creme brulee-like effect on top. Golden brown crispy crackly goodness that you can see in the above photo.

I also added some meyer lemon juice and zest to the filling to give it a subtle fragrance and flavor. Meyer lemons to me are so special because of their seasonality, so we must find every way to use them that we can, right? Of course, if you can’t find meyer lemons, you can just use regular lemons.

I know it’s risky business to call anything “the best,” but this stuffing is so darn good. This could be my whole Thanksgiving meal, right here. Just me and my 8×11 pan of stuffing.

This stuffing recipe is pretty classic, but there’s a small twist. My brain is always thinking of ways to tweak recipes and I wondered what would happen if instead of mincing up herbs and tossing them in the stuffing, what if you infused the chicken broth with those herbs, so that the herb flavor were soaked up in every bite? It’s so good!

Hi dear friends, before jumping into today’s recipe, I want to say thanks so much for all of your unbelievably kind notes and support during my surgery situation. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am for all your prayers and thoughts, and for your kindness. This has been so challenging, but your support has made it better.

I said I would share my tumor results with you, so here goes. The way my surgeon put it is that my tumor was somewhere between benign and malignant. I don’t have cancer, but the cells that were part of the tumor and in my abdomen may grow into cancer later in my life, so my doctor told me I should consider what’s called a Hot Chemo Bath. Has anyone had this before or know anyone who I can chat with about it? If so, please leave a comment below or email me. What I know about it is that they circulate a heated Chemo solution in your abdomen for a few hours, but I can’t seem to find a lot online about what kind of side effects you get from this. Of course, I can’t help but be a little scared of the thought.