TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is one of the undersung delights of the table. Our mom made the best we’ve ever had, cooking McIntosh apples skin-on and puréeing them into velvet with a food mill (the recipe). These days, many of us are looking for simpler solutions. The hack is chunky applesauce: no food mill or elbow grease…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Brighten Up Plates With These 20 Colorful Garnishes

Brighten up winter meals with splashes of color. You can do that with sides like beets, red cabbage slaw and winter squash. But you can also employ colorful garnishes and condiments. Green garnishes like parsley and mint have been used for…centuries? millennia? Here are brighter recommendations in orange, red and yellow: Bell pepper (orange, red,…
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RECIPE: Cranberry-Orange Relish Variations

[1] This recipe, from Healthy Seasonal Recipes, substitutes raspberry jam for some of the sugar. [2] Whole fresh cranberries last for months in the fridge. We pop them into the freezer to make this relish year-round (photo courtesy Ocean Spray).   November 22nd is National Cranberry Relish Day. This classic cranberry-orange relish recipe from Ocean…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Keep Gravy Hot

Yesterday we offered seven tips to fix gravy that was too thick, too thin, too salty, etc. So now that you have your perfect gravy, how can you keep it warm? It’s simple: Use your thermos! This tip works with gravy made in advance, as well as gravy whipped up just before serving…and the extra…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 7 Gravy Hacks For Thanksgiving Dinner (Or Anytime)

>Arrived 2016 in a list from WFM, but largely amended from other sources.