Thanksgiving leftover recipes: Pie dough fries and sweet potato marshmallow cupcakes – with Andrea Correale on GoodMorningAmerica.com & ABC News

Don’t let any of your delicious sides, scraps or seconds from Thanksgiving go to waste! If you’re still recovering from a turkey and potato-induced food coma, these recipes are an easy way to whip up a fresh plate for round two — or three. We’re not judging. Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale, owner of Elegant Affairs, shared her inventive recipes to cure leftover food fatigue and fill you back up. Check out the recipes below — from dessert “fries” that you can dunk in cranberry sauce, to turkey meatballs that combine various ingredients — there’s bound to be a new twist you’d happily gobble up. Pie Fries These crispy and sweet strips of pie dough are perfect to dunk in any extra pie filling or even some sweet and tart cranberry sauce. Andrea Correale/Elegant Affairs Pie fries to dip into any leftover pie filling as a sweet post-Thanksgiving treat. Ingredients: Refrigerated pie dough Melted butter ½ cup sugar 1 tbsp powdered sugar 1 can of your favorite pie filling Directions: Roll out pie dough and cut into strips. Brush pie dough strips with melted butter. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle on top of pie dough strips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. (Time varies depending on thickness of crust). Allow to cool, then dip into your favorite pie filling. Optional: Put pie filling in a mini crock pot and keep it warm. (MORE: How to solve a Thanksgiving cooking crisis) Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting Andrea Correale/Elegant Affairs Leftover Thanksgiving sweet potato cupcakes with marshmallow topping. Make sweet potatoes even...

Pumpkin Recipes: Dinner Party Ideas – Featuring Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Fall time is pumpkin time, and its sweet, creamy taste works in savory dishes or dessert. See these party-ready pumpkin recipes: Fettuccine in Mini Pumpkins and Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares. When the temperatures start to cool down, the taste of pumpkin just fits right in. Here are two recipes perfect for entertaining from celebrity caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs. The Pumpkin Fettuccine ups its cuteness factor by being served in a mini pumpkin, a great way to kick off a dinner party, or to serve as a side dish. For dessert, the mix of pumpkin puree into a traditional cheese cake gives it holiday flair. Fettuccine in Mini Pumpkins PREPARE THE PASTA 8 oz whole wheat fettuccine — Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside. MAKE THE SAUCE 1 generous TB unsalted butter 1 TB flour 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 CUPS low-fat milk 1/2 tsp rosemary, finely chopped 3 oz mascarpone cheese 1 CUP pumpkin puree 1/4 tsp sea salt freshly ground black pepper — Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add butter. Once sizzling, whisk in flour and stir to create a roux, until bubbly and golden, about 3 min. Add garlic and cook for 30 sec. Add in milk and rosemary. Stir constantly and increase the heat a little bit, if necessary, until the mixture begins to bubble and thicken, about 5-6 min. Add in mascarpone, pumpkin, s +p, whisking until smooth and thickened into a sauce. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Add cooked pasta to pan and toss...

Sienna Miller talks working with the NYPD for ‘21 Bridges’ – with mention of Andrea Correale

Please try to pay attention North Shore Animal League. Elegant Affairs’ Andrea Correale serving Billy Joel, Rachael Ray, Howard Stern bone-shaped treats … Chanel store designer Peter Marino shopping tchotchkes at Lillian Gorbachincky’s gallery of fine & functional art … NYC TV Festival, director Steve Stanulis premiered “Race Against Time,” a doc about Charlie Sheen’s former controversial doc, Dr. Sam Chachoua, which also stars Bill Maher and Mehmet Oz....

Elegant Affairs’ Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving Tips as Featured on Forbes.com

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate with our family and friends and express gratitude for what we have. This holiday season, let’s also show our gratitude to the planet we call home by reducing our carbon footprint with these quick and simple tweaks: Incorporate more plant-based food. Livestock agriculture and meat production release a significant amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. Even if you prefer to serve turkey as the main dish, you can cut down on the overall meat intake by adding more plant-based side dishes to the menu. “There are plant-based alternatives to every traditional Thanksgiving dish out there, all the way down to a roast,” says Chloe Coscarelli, award-winning vegan chef and author of Chloe Flavor and The Complete Vegan Cookbook. You can also do quick ingredient swaps to make traditional holiday dishes more plant-based. For instance, swap chicken broth for vegetable broth in a soup base, top your sweet potatoes with vegan marshmallows instead of regular gelatin-filled marshmallows, trade butter for olive oil in your veggies or use coconut milk instead of regular milk in your mashed potatoes, suggests the Cupcake Wars winner. In addition, “you can substitute your traditional sausage stuffing for stuffing made with carrots, celery, lentils and onions,” suggests Andrea Correale, celebrity caterer and founder of Elegant Affairs. Here are a few plant-based Thanksgiving recipes to get you inspired.   Opt for a pasture-raised turkey. “If you’re looking to serve the most sustainable turkey this Thanksgiving, a pasture-raised turkey is the way to go,” says Heidi Diestel, California-based turkey farmer and owner of Diestel Family Ranch. “These...

Reader’s Digest: Why Using Your Microwave’s Popcorn Button Is a Bad Idea

Pressing the “popcorn” button couldn’t be easier, but it almost definitely won’t yield the best popcorn. Here’s what you should do instead. Anyone who has ever had a kitchen can most likely sing the praises of the microwave. You can have a ready-to-eat meal with the push of a couple buttons (and potentially a towel or oven mitt to remove the sometimes scorching hot tableware). And some of those buttons are even labeled specifically with the oft-microwaved food they’re designed to cook. They’re supposed to make your life easier—just press the button that corresponds with the food you’re cooking and call it a day. But sometimes they’re not actually the best amount of time to cook those foods, and this is especially true when it comes to the popcorn button. Chances are your popcorn button does not give the correct amount of time for cooking popcorn. Microwaves do vary, but your popcorn button probably runs the microwave for around two minutes and 30 seconds or a little less. And the general consensus is that this is way too long to cook your popcorn. Using the popcorn button—or any timer—is one of the mistakes you’re making while cooking popcorn. So how long do you microwave popcorn? Don’t use the microwave—use the popcorn. “Read the package of the popcorn to see the time that is required to cook it,” suggests Becky Beach, a food and lifestyle expert/blogger. “Each brand of popcorn is different, so pay close attention.” Some popcorn brands’ instructions won’t even give you a time but will instead say to listen for the “pops.” “You must listen to it, and when the popping slows down, take it out,” confirms...