GIFT OF THE DAY: Gingerbread Scone Mix

November 21st is National Gingerbread Day…and also a reminder that it’s easy to make gingerbread scones with a $6.95 gourmet boxed mix from King Arthur Flour. We typically give small gifts to our Thanksgiving guests, and last year it was these scone mixes (this year it’s the Gingerbread Cake and Cookie Mix). The one-pound box…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Turkey Napkin Fold & The History Of Napkins

Does someone in your family have a crafty streak? Let him or her do the napkin folding for Thankgsgiving dinner. You can find different looks online, but we like this simple-but-elegant version from Martha Stewart. Here’s how to fold it. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to start folding. Test your skills and your napkins in advance.…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Fine Teas From Steven Smith Teamaker

[1] A calming herbal blend. [2] The selection of black, green, herbal and white teas will please everyone. [3] Lord Bergamot, the company’s version of Earl Gre;, powerfully blended (all photos courtesy Steven Smith Teamaker).   Steven Smith of Portland, Oregon was* tea royalty in the U.S., first as co-founder of Stash, then as founder…
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