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Hanukkah begins Friday December 11 and ends Saturday December 19. This season, enjoy some popular Hanukkah treats. ... More
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Dreaming of a GREEN Christmas

According to National Geographic News Online, if every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet! The following tips suggest more ways of accomplishing an eco-friendly, green holiday. ... More

Roast Turkey with Apples

Roast Turkey with Apples (Makes 12 servings) Brine: 1 1/2 cups kosher salt 1 1/4 cups brown sugar 10 whole cloves 3 teaspoons black peppercorns 2 quarts apple cider 4 quarts water Zest from 1 orange 3 teaspoons dried thyme Make brine 1 day before roasting turkey. Combine all ingredients in nonreactive pot. Bring mixture […] ... More

Thanksgiving … 1950

Hard, hard it is, this anxious autumn, To lift the heavy mind from its dark forebodings; To sit at the bright feast, and with ruddy cheer Give thanks for the harvest of a troubled year. The clouds move and shift, withdraw to new positions on the hills; The sky above us is a thinning haze—a […] ... More

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms (Makes 6 to 8 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 pound gluten-free Italian sausage 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 cup (3 ounces) Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten 24 large mushrooms, stemmed 1/3 cup dry […] ... More

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving?

Holiday feasts can present a difficult challenge for the 2 million Americans with celiac disease, an intolerance of the protein gluten found in wheat, rye, and barley. If you or one of your guests are on a gluten-free diet, check out these crowd-pleasing holiday recipes. ... More

Roasted Parsnips with Horseradish Herb Butter

Roasted Parsnips with Horseradish Herb Butter (Makes 6 servings) 3 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-by-1/2-inch pieces 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup gluten-free chicken stock 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon prepared gluten-free horseradish sauce 1 tablespoon […] ... More

Talking Turkey

Dubbed one of the world’s healthiest “super foods,” lean protein-rich turkey is the undisputed star of Thanksgiving. ... More

Halloween Visitor

Tonight when the moon is soaring high, And the broomstick set invades the sky, I’m expecting, as the wee ghosts moan, The only witch I’ve ever known. ... More

Classic Covers: The Fourth of July Throughout the Decades

Artist Guernsey Moore did many turn-of-century covers (at the turn of the 20th century, not the 21st), and the June 30, 1900, issue appears to be our first Fourth of July cover. Using colonials as representative of the Fourth was popular before the days of fancy fireworks and Fourth of July parades, although firecrackers showed up early. ... More
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More Than a Flag

It was proclaimed by President Wilson in 1916. It became official with an Act of Congress in 1949. It is “observed” today at all federal facilities. But Flag Day is not a federal holiday, which is unfortunate. ... More
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