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3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

In my opinion, the main reason to cook a full blown roast turkey dinner is the leftovers. On many occasions, after I spent Thanksgiving at someone else’s home, I cook my own turkey the next day, for the leftovers. Also for the fabulous aroma of 

Cranberry jelly time of year

Cranberry jelly time of year

Thanksgiving dinner can be summed up with three words: Well I exaggerate. Nevertheless these are pretty essential to the traditional dinner. When Native Americans and European settlers celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621, fresh cranberries, cooked pumpkin and squash, and wild turkey were on the 

Sweet potatoes: not just for dessert anymore

Sweet potatoes: not just for dessert anymore

Sweet potatoes for dessert? As I remember it, my mom’s traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole might as well have been dessert. She sliced the potatoes in half, coated them generously in a mixture of brown sugar, orange juice concentrate and butter. Of course, they were 

Pumpkin: put it on your plate not in your coffee

Pumpkin: put it on your plate not in your coffee

Pumpkin used to be about Halloween Jack o’ lanterns and pie at Thanksgiving. Then no more pumpkin until next autumn. Now it’s everywhere all the time. As a coffee lover, I’m alternately amused and horrified by the pumpkin spice latté craze. Why ruin coffee with 

10 reasons I love roast turkey

10 reasons I love roast turkey

Without Sarah Josepha Hale, we might not be eating turkey in late November. She grew up in the early 19th century celebrating a day of thanksgiving that was a widespread if unofficial practice in the U.S. As the editor of a popular women’s magazine, she 

Stuffed Pumpkin for Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Stuffed Pumpkin for Vegetarian Thanksgiving

What’s a vegetarian to do? Thanksgiving dinner is built around the turkey. Roast turkey is a showpiece food, plus it smells wonderful. The side dishes are typically vegetarian: green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, cranberries and green vegetables. Even dessert is OK; pie