Editors’ Annual Turkey Day (Recipes)

See what’s cooking in the cubicles and kitchens of Hudson Valley’s staff

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We compiled our editors’ and staffers’ favorite home-made Thanksgiving Day recipes, from our Hudson Valley homes to yours. Bon appétit!

ambrosia dessert

Lora Pelton, Hudson Valley account executive, jokes, “The best recipe is at a Thanksgiving buffet somewhere!” She offers this sweet treat, “which some call Ambrosia. It’s the next best thing to cotton candy!”

Lora’s Ambrosia

1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
1 bag mini marshmallows
1 pt whipping cream or sour cream (spray can of Redi Whip or tub of Cool Whip work well as substitutes, if you prefer)
1 jar Mandarin oranges, drained and sliced into halves
¼ or ½ cup sweetened coconut, shredded (optional)

Combine pineapple, oranges, and marshmallows; add shredded coconut if desired. Blend together. Add whipped cream/sour cream in small increments and mix to a good consistency. Serve in a bowl or glass; enjoy!

Lora says, “I should be on Top Chefs; I never use recipes.” (The chefs on the show can’t, either.) “The good thing is that nothing tastes the same in my kitchen at home — but my yellow Lab isn’t picky!” For those who prefer pecan pie to pumpkin, Lora recommends trying the classic pie recipe on the back of the Karo syrup bottle. “It’s the best pecan pie ever.” See the recipe here.

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