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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:…”

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…”

Noordam’s Crew Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Noordam’s Crew Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Noordam celebrated Halloween in style! About a hundred crew members joined in the costume contest creating and wearing all kinds of costumes. The crew danced into the wee hours of the morning celebrating. Here are the Halloween costume contest winners! Great job everyone– it was very hard to judge, there were so many great costumes….   read more of “Noordam’s…”

Halloween Ends with a Monsters Ball

Halloween Ends with a Monsters Ball

Several events throughout the day were held to celebrate Halloween. From a pumpkin carving competition by guests to Scary-eye Ping Pong and from Scary-oke (the real scary version of karaoke) to the highlight of the day … the Monsters Ball. Attached is the winning photo of the carving. The judges had a difficult time choosing…   read more of “Halloween Ends with…”