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Thanksgiving Planning Tips and Thanksgiving Menu 2011

Thanksgiving Planning Tips and Thanksgiving Menu 2011

| November 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Seven years ago, I hosted my first Thanksgiving dinner. Shawn and I were newly weds, and I couldn’t wait to play hostess. It was practically an obsession for me, and I wasn’t happy until I could do it. I devised an aggressive menu and tried my hardest to make it awe-worthy. In the end, the […]

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A Tale of Two Thanksgivings (Thanksgiving 2010)

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings (Thanksgiving 2010)

| December 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, we ate but didn’t feast — at least not in the fork-to-mouth sort of way. But we did feast in the beauty of our tropical surroundings. It was bliss. When we returned to Connecticut, we prepared for the other kind of feast — the traditional one had at Thanksgiving. And on […]

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5 Fabulous Thanksgiving Appetizers

5 Fabulous Thanksgiving Appetizers

| November 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Our Thanksgiving celebration is being postponed this year, until the weekend. While I prefer celebrating on the actual day, this year we just had to move the feast. So, have I planned my Thanksgiving spread yet? Not exactly. I have a great idea of what we’ll be serving. But I haven’t put pen to paper […]

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7 Fabulous Thanksgiving Side Dishes

7 Fabulous Thanksgiving Side Dishes

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last week, someone posed a question on Twitter about what really makes Thanksgiving for you. It came from some food related source, which escapes me, but it struck me: it’s not about the turkey or the pies or anything else. It’s really about family. Thanksgiving is all about family. My family doesn’t have a set […]

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Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

| December 4, 2009 | 3 Comments

As an experienced blogger (I’ve been blogging here for four years!), I think more about the timing of topics when posting now. I didn’t used to. When I first started, I wrote about what I wanted to, no matter when it was. After all, I can’t be the only one who still makes some Christmas […]

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Chestnut and Bacon Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

Chestnut and Bacon Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

| December 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

When I was planning Thanksgiving this year, a lot of it was pretty simple. After five years of preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I have a pretty good idea of timing, what works and where is best to go simple. So, when I was planning the menu I kept to several favorite dishes. That made the veggies […]

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Thanksgiving 2009 in Photos

Thanksgiving 2009 in Photos

| November 26, 2009 | 2 Comments

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Three Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Three Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces

| November 25, 2009 | 5 Comments

When I was in first or second grade, we learned about cornucopias. Somewhere between coloring the ditto sheet and learning about this so-called horn-of-plenty, I decided that my family was totally missing the boat on this incredibly important holiday tradition. I went home and all but demanded that our Thanksgiving table feature one. And it […]

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Simple Pomegranate Spritzer Recipe

Simple Pomegranate Spritzer Recipe

| November 24, 2009 | 3 Comments

Yesterday, we were just sitting down to breakfast when Paige said, “Mommy, water please?” (She’s two, so that’s a pretty darn good sentence!) Will echoed the request. Shawn laughed a little and said, “Kids who like water, well done, honey!” And really, they do love water. Paige will choose that above just about any other […]

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A Guide to Planning Thanksgiving in Five Days

A Guide to Planning Thanksgiving in Five Days

| November 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Really, it feels like the day has crept up on us. Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were frantically running around buying last minute accessories for Halloween? Wasn’t it just a week away that we were mourning the end of summer and the […]

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