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Thanksgiving feast

It’s the day before the Big Feast.  Many things need to be done today, such as pies.  The turkey needs thawed.  Cornbread for the stuffing needs to be baked.  Sweet potatoes need roasted for the pies or casseroles. All of … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Feast

Many of us have prepared many Thanksgiving feasts.  Others are going to prepare their first ever this year.  It’s a scary thing, preparing your first Thanksgiving feast, with guests arriving to eat your offering.  So what are the steps? Plan … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving cooking and sharing it all

This year, I’m not doing exactly a traditional dinner, even though the meal will feature dishes that are pretty traditional. We’re cooking and serving dinner in a local  park picnic area.  It’s not really a “charity dinner” so much as … Continue reading

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Grandma’s baked beans

When I was a kid, no family get together was possible without Grandma’s baked beans. They were everyone’s favorite, served hot at the occasion, packed home in butter dishes for leftover meals and served cold, and retrieved from her refrigerator … Continue reading

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Eat, drink and be merry-and the recipes to do it!

Over the next twelve days, as in the twelve days of Christmas…there are going to be more cookies baked, more drinks served, and more food plans made than any other time of year except maybe, just MAYBE, Thanksgiving.  It’s the … Continue reading

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Perfect for Christmas parties-green tomato mincemeat FROM SCRATCH

Mincemeat is something that my mother talks about, back in the days when it really included meat.  According to her, it was something close to ambrosia, and a favorite memory.  It’s not something that has lived on, I’ve never tasted … Continue reading

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The perfect Thanksgiving

We spend days preparing for the meal, hours shopping, weeks are spent cleaning.  Then we spend hours cooking the food, putting immense amounts of love and care into each and every dish.  We want it to be perfect.  We’ve spent … Continue reading

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Holiday classics: the green bean casserole

The green bean casserole…what church supper or holiday spread would be complete without it among the dishes?  No one raves about green bean casserole, yet at a potluck or church supper, it will consistently vanish faster than most dishes.  It’s … Continue reading

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Buttermilk pie makes for a great dessert for holidays or regular days

This buttermilk pie is a real surprise, and despite my dislike of custard pies, it’s a real winner.  It also has a surprisingly lemony (although subtle) flavor, and everyone in our taste test loved both the flavor and texture of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving dinner-the menu

Deciding on the menu for a holiday dinner is a tough job, but the sooner it is done, the sooner that the shopping can be done, and the greater the chances of success seasoned by minimal stress.  So how is … Continue reading

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