Archive for November, 2012

Ah … Leftovers …

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“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” —Erma Bombeck Thanksgiving is when we give thanks, show our gratitude. And, yes, we are grateful for family, friends, our health, and homes. But mostly, I think, we are grateful for leftovers. Once the meal and football game are over, when we’ve finished with our late-afternoon armchair nap, that is the time to start pulling out all the plates, platters, and containers that were so lovingly filled with the leftovers just mere hours before. The absolute MUST is, of course, the Thanksgiving Hangover Sandwich. It incorporates all we love: stuffing, gravy, turkey, and cranberry sauce. This will ensure that […]

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A Non-Traditional Take on Thanksgiving

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Roast Turkey, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Bake, Sweet Potatoes, and Pumpkin Pie. That’s the go-to menu most families end up feasting on this Thanksgiving, right? Well, this year I’m cooking for eight adventurous eaters, so I’ve added seven of my non-traditional holiday favorites to my Thanksgiving planner over at the Kitchen. I like to start with the Vegan Wild Mushroom Soup with Thyme. Its flavors evoke the season, and it’s creamy and thick without any cream for the non-dairy crowd. The Rosemary Garlic Turkey served with the Pesto Mashed Potatoes on the side brings a Mediterranean slant to two very American favorites. No marshmallows were harmed in the making of the Sweet Potato Gratin, and the savory flavors […]

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Shorty’s Corner! Pineapples!

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The pineapple is originally from South America and it’s cultivation began to spread around the world when the Spanish first came to the Americas. Large-scale pineapple cultivation by U.S. companies began in the early 1900s on Hawaii. Now, most of the world’s supply comes from Southeast Asia and Central and South America. Hey. Did you know that pineapples don’t grow on trees? In the survey that I just made up in my head, most people believe pineapples grow on trees. This is a misbelief – maybe gained from cartoons and video games (like Donkey Kong Country!). As seen in the picture above, a pineapple plant is a spiky bush, growing just 3 to 5 feet tall. The fruit itself blooms […]

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Plan It to Win It!

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