Tag archive for "Thanksgiving"

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JOY of Cooking Recipe: Pumpkin-Maple Pie with Buckwheat Crust

No Comments 25 November 2013

I say, the simpler a dessert is, the more effort you should put into it. The care and effort you put into the details is much more noticeable on a dessert with few frills and simple flavors. And why not put some real effort into a quintessential American dessert that is served on one of our most significant national holidays? But even with the added effort, this is truly a simple dessert.

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Joy of Cooking roast turkey recipe

Joy of Cooking Recipe: Turned Roast Turkey with Fresh Herbs

1 Comment 20 November 2013

Cooking a turkey is enough to give any cook, seasoned or otherwise, pause. After all, such a large piece of meat seems more like an investment than a main dish. But turning out a succulent Thanksgiving turkey only requires a little patience, know-how, and an accurate kitchen thermometer. You'll have to provide the patience and the thermometer, but we can help with the know-how.

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Expert Tips for Creating the Perfect Pie Crust

No Comments 18 November 2013

What's the best way to roll a pie crust out? How do you keep it from shrinking in the oven? Should you use all-purpose or pastry flour? Serve your best crust yet with help from America's Most Wanted Recipes Just Desserts, by Ron Douglas.

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Self Help

Lorna Byrne, author of A Message of Hope from the Angels, shares her Thanksgiving prayer

Why Celebrating Thanksgiving Is So Important

1 Comment 21 November 2012

By Lorna Byrne Author of A Message of Hope from the Angels Giving thanks helps us to recognize, appreciate, and be grateful for the good things in our lives. It’s something that's good to do at any time of the year. But I am told that there is something very special about celebrating Thanksgiving. About five years ago, I was shown something amazing on Thanksgiving and I since then I have celebrated the day quietly ever since.

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Cold-Weather Cocktail Recipe: Warm Skater

Cold-Weather Cocktail Recipe: Warm Skater’s Toddy

No Comments 20 November 2012

Feeling festive? This warming cocktail recipe created by John Cusimano will do the trick. From My Year in Cocktails, part of My Year in Meals by Rachael Ray.

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8 Essential Thanksgiving Planning Tips

No Comments 19 November 2012

By Carla Hall Author of Cooking With Love It's here: The gateway to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is the time to pull out all the culinary stops. It is the time to make an impression. Of course, and most importantly, it is the time to be thankful.

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Holidays

Talking Thanksgiving Turkey with The Cake Boss

No Comments 19 November 2012

Chef Buddy Valastro is best known as the Cake Boss, but he loves to cook more than just pastry. "You would think that I just know how to bake, but I am a really good cook," he told George Stephanopoulous on Good Morning America as he unveiled a unique way to stuff a turkey for Thanksgiving.

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America’s Most Wanted Recipes: Starbucks’ Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake

No Comments 12 November 2012

There are a million and one coffee cake recipes–what makes Starbucks' version so good? Now you'll know, with this copycat dessert that's just as delicious as the real thing! From America's Most Wanted Recipes Just Desserts, by Ron Douglas.

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Carla Hall

Cooking with Love Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie (with Crust on the Bottom)

4 Comments 23 October 2012

This was one of my favorites as a kid, one of the first meals I made on my own, and one that I'm constantly reinventing to make even better. It triggers so many happy food memories! From Cooking with Love by Carla Hall.

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According to these tips from the Cake Boss Buddy Valastro the kind of baking pans you use will give you the best possible cookies and desserts

Essential Baking Pans You Need—Even if You’re Not Baking

No Comments 02 December 2011

According to my book Baking with the Cake Boss, these are the types of equipment that you should have on hand if you plan to do a variety of baking with any kind of regularity.

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Self Help

How to give back during the holiday season by volunteering your time or donating to shelters with tips from An Invisible Thread author Laura Schroff

How to Make a Difference during the Holidays

No Comments 23 November 2011

By Laura Schroff Author of An Invisible Thread The holidays are the time of year when we count our many blessings—but they should also be a time when we focus on those who are far less fortunate. I'm not saying we shouldn't throw parties and buy presents and cook big dinners. But we should also make time to more profoundly connect by reaching out a helping hand to someone in need.

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How to use up Thanksgiving turkey leftovers with a Joy of Cooking recipe for Becker Turkey Hash and pasta

Joy of Cooking Recipe: Becker Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Hash

No Comments 22 November 2011

Who among us feels comfortable throwing away the result of so much expense, time, and effort? You may find yourself yearning for this delicious leftover-friendly hash before you even start roasting next year’s bird. From Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition.

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How to prepare your Thanksgiving meal, side dishes and roast the turkey in record time for your holiday guests with tips from Joy of Cooking

Stand Facing the Turkey: Essential Tips from Joy of Cooking

No Comments 22 November 2011

If the majority of your prep is done before you wake up on Thanksgiving, you will have more time to spend with your guests. You will also be able to focus on the centerpiece of the family feast: the turkey. From Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition.

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