TIP OF THE DAY: Write A Thanksgiving Poem

If you’ve got time to fill before or after Thanksgiving dinner, have a poetry jam. Have guests compose their own poems, or print out some of the many at TeachingFirst.net for recitation. Here’s our choice: A THANKSGIVING DINNER by Maude M. Grant Take a turkey, stuff it fat, Some of this and some of that.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Thanksgiving Tips

You need to use a meat thermometer when you cook a turkey. Photo courtesy Taylor.   If you’re cooking for Thanksgiving, take a look at these 50 tips from top American chefs, courtesy of the Food Network. A sampling: Plan ahead for leftovers by cleaning out the fridge today. Be sure you have enough foil,…
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STOCKING STUFFER: Stonewall Kitchen Maple Bacon Jam

Here’s a spot-on holiday gift for anyone who loves bacon. Bacon jam is a sweet and savory combination that adds a little something extra to most of the foods you eat—breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. You can spread it on toast or waffles at breakfast, enjoy it on a sandwich, serve it as a condiment…
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RECPE: Ambrosia Salad For Fall & Winter

Ambrosia salad. Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   In Greek mythology, the gods ate ambrosia and drank nectar, fragrant foods that were typically reserved for divine beings. While no descriptions of either these foods survive (the word ambrosia means delicious or fragrant and nectar indicates a delicious or invigorating drink), scholars have long believed that both ambrosia…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Seasonal Sangria

Celebrate fall with Apple Cider Sangria. Photo courtesy Zulka.com.   Sangria is a popular party drink, and you can moderate the amount of alcohol or use none at all. Here’s the version we’re serving at Thanksgiving, compliments of Zulka Sugar. Fall is apple cider season, so Instead of fruit juice, this recipe uses apple cider…
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