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Holiday Recipe: Brown Butter Gnocchi with Roasted Squash

Holiday Recipe: Brown Butter Gnocchi with Roasted Squash

Enjoy this next Thanksgiving recipe for our Thanksgiving Dish Contest! Brown Butter Gnocchi with Roasted Squash Yield: 10 Servings INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs Gnocci, frozen 3 oz. Butter, soft room temp 6 oz. Butter, clarified 1 Tbsp. Sage, chiffonade 4 oz. Asiago Cheese, thinly sliced 5 Shallots, minced Balsamic reduction 4 oz. Brown sugar 3 oz….   read more of “Holiday Recipe:…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Roasted Shallot and Butternut Squash Soup

Rudi’s Recipes: Roasted Shallot and Butternut Squash Soup

Enjoy this next Thanksgiving recipe for our Thanksgiving Dish Contest! Roasted Shallot and Butternut Squash Soup Topped with Red Beet Crisps Yield: 8 Servings INGREDIENTS: Beet Crisps 1 large beet, peeled 1 cup vegetable oil Flaked sea salt Butternut Squash Soup 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups shallots, peeled and halved 4 cloves garlic, peeled…   read more of “Rudi’s Recipes:…”

Crew Lunch on Rotterdam

Crew Lunch on Rotterdam

Thanks to Rotterdam’s human resources clerk Franciskus Manalu for this post. On October 31, we had a special lunch for crew members in the lower-level dining room on board the Rotterdam. The variety menu was served by several of the ship’s officers and crew. The kitchen was decorated with many carved pumpkins because we were…   read more of “Crew Lunch on…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Rudi’s Recipes: Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Enjoy this next Thanksgiving recipe for our Thanksgiving Dish Contest! The cornbread stuffing is cooked in a separate pan, for convenience and to ensure a safe and fully cooked temperature. If you don’t like cornbread stuffing, this one will taste just as terrific made with cubes of dense white bread. Allow the bread to sit…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Roast Turkey, Giblet Gravy and Glazed Cranberries

Rudi’s Recipes: Roast Turkey, Giblet Gravy and Glazed Cranberries

To give you plenty of time to use our Thanksgiving Dish Contest recipes to prepare your Thanksgiving meal, here are today’s recipes, which make a whole feast! Tomorrow we’ll give you the recipe for the Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing. Thanksgiving menus can be simple or special, but special ones like this often require advance preparation….   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Pumpkin Soup Bowls

Rudi’s Recipes: Pumpkin Soup Bowls

Here is the first recipe for the Thanksgiving Dish Contest! Here’s a delightful way to kick off the Thanksgiving meal. The pumpkin “bowls” can roast while the turkey is resting. Though the traditional jack-o’-lantern variety of pumpkin is fine for the bowls, use any other variety, even butternut squash, for the soup. Mini Pumpkin Soup…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Thanksgiving Dish Contest!

Thanksgiving Dish Contest!

Calling all Holland America Blog fans! In celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. next week, we’re going to feature one Thanksgiving recipe on the blog each day until the holiday. Some of the tasty dishes are from Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s “A Taste of Celebration” cookbook and others are from our own shipboard chefs. If…   read more of “Thanksgiving Dish…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Hosts Open House Galley Lunch

Nieuw Amsterdam Hosts Open House Galley Lunch

During the crossing, Nieuw Amsterdam offered guests the option to pick up their own lunch from the galley so our passengers could see it during full operation. While some guests opted to actually pick up their lunch in the kitchen, other guests preferred to have their lunch served but came to view and take photographs…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”