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tartan thanksgiving tabletop

November 26, 2014

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I have news. Phil’s pathology results have come in. Phil, typical male, got no details for me. Instead, I received his text, “Pathology back. All is fine.” That’s it. No detail about what it was, only what it wasn’t. Still,…
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thanksgiving planning

November 13, 2014

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This 2014 Thanksgiving season, I’ll be hosting a meal for twelve adults and six children (almost all of whom eat more than the adults)–that’s eighteen tushies in seats. Last year, we were eleven adults and four children, making 14 seats…
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thanksgiving birth announcement

November 5, 2014

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Putting aside the obvious visual imagery of trussing the legs together after removing the bloody signs of life, Thanksgiving is an awful lot like giving birth. It’s a pain you’ll always remember but also somehow forget when you consider having…
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your favorite strong coffee?

February 10, 2014

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Starbucks lattes taste bitter and burnt. It’s a flavor to which I’ve become accustomed. That doesn’t make it good; it makes it familiar. But I’ve had magical coffee moments when I leave the Fourbucks coffee clutch for milkier pastures. Many…
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all dressed up – thanksgiving edition

November 18, 2013

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I‘m married, so I get my thrill for variety sated in food options. I’ll never abandon the traditional stuffing of my youth: apple, sausage, celery, sage and walnuts. Sometimes golden raisins will plump up in wine or stock, that, or…
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thankful for do-ahead thanksgiving recipes

November 15, 2013

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Over the past three days, I’ve received more than a handful of random requests for my cranberry sauce recipe, and for the Corn Pudding Pushover. Recipes included below, along with links to prior Thanksgivings, including last year’s video of how…
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go big or go (to someone else’s) home?

March 18, 2013

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Kreplach hit the fan a few Passovers ago. Because ceiling fans are ugly and because triangular noodles filled with chopped meat are a no-go when it comes to keeping kosher for Passover, no, nothing actually hit the fan, but I…
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pounded into submission

January 22, 2013

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I can’t be alone in this. Tonight was to be pork chops smothered with spiced apples, served over bacon-laced grits. When a recipe calls for pork, say, to be pounded into half-inch cutlets, I’m incapable of eyeballing it. I keep…
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