Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Turkey Soup from Scratch

Have you ever made homemade turkey or chicken stock? It’s not at all difficult to make and the resulting broth is very tasty! If you make a fresh turkey at Thanksgiving you can freeze the entire picked-over carcass as is … Continue reading

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“French Women Don’t Get Facelifts” And Neither Will I

French women don’t get facelifts and neither will I. Yes, I’m in my mid-50s and some of my “stuff” is starting to sag and bag. Mostly my skin:  on my neck, on the backs of my hands, and (Lord, why?) … Continue reading

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Black Friday Thanksgiving: I Shopped Until I Dropped. Literally.

This year our Thanksgiving gathering was just our immediate family of four, very unusual for us. In keeping with this “different” Thanksgiving I did something completely out of the box for me: I went Black Friday Thanksgiving shopping, which began … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2012: Food and Family

We host Thanksgiving every year at our home. This year 13 of us gathered together. My Mom was visiting from Arizona, my sister Lori and her husband Denis from Wisconsin, my Aunt Shirley and Uncle Chester from Ohio and the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from Sunny Peoria, AZ

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Fun in the Sun: AZ for Thanksgiving

We took off yesterday at 7 a.m. and winged our way to Arizona, Peoria, AZ to be exact. My husband Mike and me and my sister Cindy and her husband Bid (and yes, we were together on vacation in Puerto … Continue reading

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Coleslaw the Pennsylvania Dutch Way

Sour, Not Sweet My sisters and I grew up eating this coleslaw; we didn’t know there was any other kind for years since every family member we visited on my Mom’s side made it the same way. My grandmother Mimi … Continue reading

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A Family Thanksgiving

Time to Create a New Tradition? On Thanksgiving morning I got up at 6:15 am to sauté celery and onions in a pound of butter, the start of my tried-and-true Thanksgiving morning ritual. The fresh turkey was stuffed and in … Continue reading

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Parsley, Sage, Turkey and Piano?

The Best Bits of Thanksgiving Weekend It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and I’ve been entertaining a bunch of teenagers off and on for days. Okay. Not really. I’ve been enjoying the comings and goings of Max, Tory and their friends. The house … Continue reading

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