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Happy Thanksgiving from Statendam!

Happy Thanksgiving from Statendam!

The officers and crew from Statendam wish all the blog readers a Happy Thanksgiving. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

In Honor of Thanksgiving…

In Honor of Thanksgiving…

It’s the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., so the Holland America Blog team is slowing down today and tomorrow. On Monday, we’ll resume our full publishing schedule. For those who celebrate, enjoy the holiday! And … don’t forget to snap a photo of you with your fabulous Thanksgiving Dish Contest recipe and send it…   read more of “In Honor of…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Chocolate Pecan Pie

Rudi’s Recipes: Chocolate Pecan Pie

Here is the last recipe for the Thanksgiving Dish Contest. It’s the perfect way to end your Thanksgiving meal… Here’s a terrific variation on one of the most popular holiday pies. Be sure to cut small slices — it’s rich. — Rudi Sodamin Chocolate Pecan Pie Yield: 12 servings INGREDIENTS Pie Crust: 1.5 cups all-purpose…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

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:…”

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…”