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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Vegetable Barley Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Vegetable Barley Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

| November 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

One of the keys to planning a stress-free Thanksgiving lies in the planning aspect. Good planning doesn’t just center around dishes that complement each other — the dishes also should make sense in terms of timing. For instance, if you have one oven (which clearly needs to cook the turkey) and only four burners to […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Martini

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Martini

| November 1, 2012 | 4 Comments

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Thanksgiving 2011 in Pictures

Thanksgiving 2011 in Pictures

| November 27, 2011 | 6 Comments

Ok. I failed at photos this Thanksgiving. I didn’t get any shots of Will and Paige together (sad, because they looked so cute). Nor did I take many shots of anything else. I was just too busy cooking and enjoying myself — and as a result, I just don’t feel too bad about it. It […]

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Menu

Last Minute Thanksgiving Menu

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Are you ready for tomorrow? I’ve been cooking since about 7 a.m. today (not including the pre-7 a.m. breakfasts I made for the kids) and am all set for our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. I hope you’re ready too but if not, here’s a quick, easy last- minute menu for what to make and serve for […]

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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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