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16 Best Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dishes

Nov 26, 2013
16 Best Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dishes

My family fell behind on a lot of our holidays this year. We scheduled our Mother’s and Father’s Day Brunches a week late, and my dad finally blew out the candles on his favorite cheesecake two weeks after we sang “Happy…

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Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Monday — Turkey Roasted in Foil

Nov 25, 2013

Vintage turkey!  Other than using a better roasting pan, we make the same one. Same dressing (not stuffing), same of almost everything. I suppose it comes down to the old ‘if it ain’t broke scenario’.  Of course, I like turkey, but I like it more the next day laying between two slices of white...

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Cranberry Apple Crumble

Nov 24, 2013
Cranberry Apple Crumble

Juicy apples and tart cranberries with a thick cinnamon sugar oat topping. A healthy, low-fat and easy dessert!     While home for the holidays my freshman year of college, I announced to my dad, “I want to go to…

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The Blue Muse
Giving thanks where it’s due

Nov 23, 2013
Giving thanks where it’s due

On a recent flight from Denver to DC, a passenger brought in a bunch ofdark chocolate for the flight attendants. The small thank you seemed tomake their day. I must remember to be that passenger one of these days!I startled the flight attendant. After ...

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Pumpkin Brûlées

Nov 19, 2013
Pumpkin Brûlées

Smooth creamy pumpkin custard topped with crisp melted sugar. An easy yet impressive low-calorie dessert!     On the first day of my frappuccino phase last month, I walked to Starbucks in Safeway down the street from my house. As the…

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The Blue Muse
Humbugs and elves can coexist, I swear

Nov 17, 2013
Humbugs and elves can coexist, I swear

I keep "Sleigh Ride" on my ipod all year long. I relish the arrival of red cups at Starbucks. If it were up to me, our 9-foot perennially perfect faux pine would already be blinged out. I mail cards. I write about Christmas cookies, decor, gratitude, t...

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Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites

Nov 17, 2013
Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites

Soft spiced bite-sized balls of gingerbread cookie dough. Low in fat and calories so you can still indulge this holiday season without any guilt!     Gingerbread men run away from me as fast as their legs can carry them.…

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Undercover Caterer
Marion Cunningham’s Graham Cracker Crust

Nov 17, 2013

Everyone needs a good graham cracker pie crust in their repertoire and I think this is the best one.  It’s from the Fannie Farmer Book of Baking, written by Marion Cunningham.  I like that you can either bake this shell (best flavor) or just chill it before filling.  I also like that it is...

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Placer County Online
Using a Turkey Fryer? Stay Safe

Deep-fried turkey has quickly grown in popularity but safety experts are concerned that backyard chefs may be sacrificing fire safety for a better tasting meal.  If you absolutely must use a turkey fryer, please use the following tips: Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors a safe distance from buildings and any other flammable...

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Milestone: Hosting my first Thanksgiving

Nov 12, 2013
Milestone: Hosting my first Thanksgiving

That’s right, in a few weeks, I will be in charge of a holiday. My parents are flying in from California and Paul’s parents are coming down from North Dakota to celebrate with a big ol’ turkey. As Thanksgivings go, … Continue reading 

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