Tag Archives: holidays

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

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

Classic Covers: Old Glory

Uncle Sam makes an appearance with the U.S. flag on the July 13, 1901, cover, staking the flag into Britain with steel bars, representing the expansion of “metallurgic establishments” by one J. P. Morgan into that country. That simple black and white effort by artist George Gibbs was only the beginning of Old Glory’s numerous appearances on the cover. ... More

National Humor Month

Any month that kicks off with a day dedicated to practical jokes is bound to be bursting with laughter and smiles. The calendar reserves most other months of the year to raise awareness to various illnesses and diseases, which is why I’m particularly fond of April. It’s National Humor Month; it’s time to laugh; it’s […] ... More

Easter Madness

Come Sunday, April 12, 2009, Easter takes Manhattan as hundreds crowd the famed Fifth Avenue in New York City for a parade unlike any other. From whimsical costumes to haute couture, New Yorkers strut the streets in what may appear as a fashion-driven frenzy. The history of the parade dates back to the mid-1800s, when […] ... More
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