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Host: Scott LaMar

Smart Talk talks Thanksgiving dinner

Written by Scott LaMar, Host and Executive Producer | Nov 20, 2018 4:10 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, November 20, 2018:

Food, football, family, a nap, turkey, a chill in the air, newspapers bursting with holiday advertisements, which pie to eat for dessert, wine, the kids' table, the aroma of turkey in the oven and thoughts of what you and your family are thankful for and appreciate in life. These are all images that come to mind when thinking about Thanksgiving. Take one or two away and Thanksgiving may not be the same. But if there is one constant with Thanksgiving, it is the food and dinner with family. Maybe more so than any other holiday.

It's one of the reasons we always look forward to Chef Donna Marie Desfor's appearance on Smart Talk just before Thanksgiving and this year, she is joined by her Now That's a Mouthful podcast co-host Cherie Krause. 

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Cherie Kraus, Scott LaMar and Donna Marie Desfor

If you're the kind of person who plans ahead, Donna and Cherie may have ideas for something to add to the Thanksgiving menu.  For those who like to wait until the last minute, they may change the direction your Thanksgiving dinner will be going in. Or maybe it's just a dessert or new holiday breakfast they will suggest.

Tune in Tuesday's Smart Talk and be ready to call in with your own ideas or Thanksgiving traditions.

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Selection of desserts brought by Chef Donna Marie Desfor and Now That's a Mouthful podcast co-host Cherie Krause.

Recipes from today's show:

Pumpkin Chiffon Slab Pie with an Amaretti Crust

Excerpted from the book PIE SQUARED: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies by Cathy Barrow. Copyright © 2018 by Cathy Barrow. Reprinted with permission of Grand Central Life & Style. All rights reserved.

Pumpkin Chiffon Slab Pie with an Amaretti Crust

View a printable PDF of the recipe

Bourbon Balls

Recipe reprinted with permission from Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America's Favorite Rural Bakery. Copyright © 2018 by Brian Noyes. Photographs copyright © 2018 by Andrew Thomas Lee. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Bourbon Balls

View a printable PDF of the recipe

Honey Walnut Coffee Cake

Reprinted with permission from Sweet Laurel: Recipes for Whole Food, Grain-Free Desserts. Copyright © 2018 by Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas. Photography by Claire Thomas. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Honey Walnut Coffee Cake

View a printable PDF of the recipe

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