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Thanksgiving

This year, instead of rushing out on Black Friday, why not spend some time with your kids and learn a little more about how Thanksgiving originated from the myths, to the actual history, and the food and customs and how … Read more »

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Thanksgiving Tips, Tirades and Tidbits

Thanksgiving dinner… there is enough stress on this day without having to have the whole family showing up. So I am cutting right to the chase without using your time on a long preamble. Your mother or worse mother-in-law has … Read more »

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Easter Lamb

The tradition of having lamb on Easter dates back prior to actual celebration of Easter, when our European ancestors (and I mean most of them) ranging from Scandinavia to Eastern Europe and down through the boot of Italy and every … Read more »

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Beef Rib Soup (with Lentils)

We had a very large standing rib roast this New Year’s Eve dinner. The left overs provided a splendid cold roast for the next day’s brunch buffet. Michelle’s Mom accompanied it with some of the other dinner left-overs and the … Read more »

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Pumpkin Pretender Pie

Sweet Potato Pie Without The Marshmallows – Are you going to trust this huge holiday favorite to a can of filling? Do you really know what’s in that can or what flavor profile it will present? Are you going to trust … Read more »

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Perfect New Years’ Eve Feast: Prime Rib Roast

Mom’s Perfect Prime Rib Roast This meal is a family tradition. It really deserves to be cooked more than only on Christmas. It is a particularly spectacular presentation for a New Years’ Eve dinner as well. When you present this … Read more »

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Peppermint Pie –Simple & Easy (& who doesn’t need easy) Holiday dessert

PEPPERMINT PIE Here is a wonderful holiday desert your children certainly can help you make. With a short ingredient list containing gelatin, cream, peppermint candy and pie crust (which you make yourself or use a store bought) this can be … Read more »

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Healthy Crackers? Read the label

I’ve been thinking about healthy crackers lately. Maybe because the holiday season is fast approaching and hors de overs are about to readily served at every gathering. Even if the amount of processed or ‘enriched’ flour in mass market crackers … Read more »

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