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More Than 30 Recipes for Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers in New Ways

After Thanksgiving, what will you do with all the leftovers? These recipes will help! From entrees to desserts, here’s how to repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers. Hope you had a wonderful, happy and delicious Thanksgiving yesterday! Ours was just perfect — filled with family, ridiculous amounts of food and our favorite traditions. Our table was overflowing with …

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Cinnamon

Tart cranberries are mellowed in this homemade whole berry cranberry sauce featuring apples and cinnamon, which lend a warm flavor. Delightful with your holiday turkey. The giant bag of cranberries at the warehouse club we belong to caught my eye. “That’s a lot of cranberries,” my daughter Paige, who’s 10, said as I plunked it …

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Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Herbs | A Make-Ahead and Save Recipe

Good carrots make good roasted carrots. This recipe for Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Herbs gives carrots a decidedly savory flavor with robust garlic and a trio of herbs. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SealToSavor #CollectiveBias When Will said he wanted to plant …

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Spiced Applesauce with Honey | How to Can Applesauce

Seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg and sweetened with honey, my recipe for Spiced Applesauce with Honey is something I’ve been making since my oldest child was a wee toddler. He still loves it today. Naively, I used to think that my memory was special – it was long and detailed and, I thought, indestructible. I …

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In Our Maine Garden: Week 1 … Or, The Growing Season Begins

We’re growing our own food again this summer. What’s in our Maine garden? And what are we buying from the local farmers’ market? Find out. Our local farmers’ market has quickly become an explosion of produce — radishes, baby arugula and greens, lovage, rhubarb, pea shoots and more. It’s been delightful to plan our meals around …

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A Look Back on my 2017 Goals: The Good, The Bad and the Oops

Oh, resolutions … they are the goals we set for ourselves and them promptly abandon within weeks. That’s why I’ve stopped setting resolutions and instead chosen goals each year. I set seven 2017 goals. Here’s what happened to them. In Review: 7 GOALS FOR 2017 52 Books in 52 Weeks: To date, I’ve finished 30 books. I …

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Salted Toffee Chocolate Squares Recipe

I’ve been making this tasty treat for years and years. The combination of creamy chocolate, sweet toffee and a sprinkle of salt make this Salted Toffee Chocolate Squares recipe absolutely delightful. Snow clung to the tree branches outside this morning, and the ground was blanketed in pristine whiteness. It looked like a winter wonderland out …

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Tiered Confetti Cake

Homemade confetti cake is a tasty, made-with-love, vanilla-flavored take on a favorite birthday cake. And it’s even more fun with tiers. And just like that, she turned 10. This sensitive, brilliant, talented, curious girl who has challenged, loved and enlightened me has been on this planet for a decade. This stage-loving, dancing, acting, singing, spotlight-craving …

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