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Oyster dressing is a staple at the Thanksgiving and Christmas for the Poole family.


MOUNT VERNON — Ah, Christmas dinner. There’s nothing like sitting down to a hot traditional Christmas meal, complete with ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and … oyster dressing?

Several years ago, before I married into the Poole family, I encountered oyster dressing for the first time at a holiday meal with my future family. To me, the seafood dish seemed very new and slightly out of place with the rest of the menu. But, my curiosity was peaked and I decided to take a taste. It was rich, savory, and I loved it!


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Finnish Almond Cookies, a fun twist on the classic Christmas cookie.



Sarah Poole: 740-397-5333 or spoole@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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