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Cranberry Sauce

While my children are huge fans of that gelatinous mess that comes out of a can and looks nothing like cranberries – other than the color, of course, I prefer my cranberries fresh and cooked by me.  Because I am all about getting the cooking done as far in advance as I can of the holiday –… Continue reading Cranberry Sauce

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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make ahead mashed potatoes are a staple on my holiday tables.  My children love potatoes and this recipe means I do not have to be making the potatoes the day of the big event.  I will admit I sometimes have issues getting them in the oven for reheating in time but this year, that will… Continue reading Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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Thanksgiving 2009

The holiday itself is over but hopefully, we are all still being thankful and grateful for what we have.  I could not convince my family to let me have free reign with the camera on Thanksgiving Day but here are a few shots – including a table shot – of what the day was like… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2009

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Thanksgiving Dinner

I finally decided to make up my Thanksgiving dinner menu.  This is actually early for me as I will quite frequently wait until the Sunday of Thanksgiving week to get the menu together and the list in place to do the actual shopping.   My reason for doing an earlier menu this year is that… Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner

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The Holidays Approach

I frequent a web site for moms run by our local Gannett newspaper.  Yes, there has already been discussion of the holidays on said site. First off, we are all interested in what someone else is doing for the holidays.  Sometimes, it is because someone else’s horror story of how parents and grandparents always fight… Continue reading The Holidays Approach

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Thanksgiving, 24 years ago

I visit Binghamton.MomsLikeMe.com on a frequent basis.  I really like some of the discussions there and have met several people in real life and they are wonderful people.  There was a question on Thanksgiving posted that gave me pause.  The question dealt with how many Thanksgiving dinners one was attending this holiday.  It took me… Continue reading Thanksgiving, 24 years ago

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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

The only thing I truly hate about holidays is the amount of time I spend in the kitchen.  Now, at my house, this is not truly an issue as the house is small but at others, it isolates the cook.  One way I get around it is to make items in advance.  Today I made… Continue reading Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes