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Turkey Pop-up Timer

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

My new favorite thing is the turkey pop-up timer. Just stick it in your bird on Thursday and take the guesswork out of judging doneness. The mini-turkey’s legs will pop up (in a gesture which could be interpreted as excitement) telling you that dinner is ready.

Then the only tasks that remain are making gravy and six side dishes, intervening as Aunt Lucy pours her third crantini, and cursing silently (or not) at the family slackers who would rather watch the Ravens game than wash dishes.

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

For my Thanksgiving video, I was hoping to upgrade it a little, make it more like a Food Network thing, add a little polish…
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Holiday Crantini

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

So, the turkey’s in the oven, you are making the stuffing, omitting the chestnuts to accommodate Cousin Larry and leaving the pecans out of the cranberry relish because your daughter won’t eat them and making the mashed potatoes with soy milk because a niece is lactose-intolerant and you’ve just burned the green beans while everyone else is out playing touch football. You’re getting a tad crabby. Read More


Yes We Cran

Thursday, November 20th, 2008


Although I have to tell you that Thanksgiving is one meal I really don’t mind making (the holiday spirit propels you through the rough parts), this year I’ll be giving thanks that my sister-in-law is hosting, so all I have to do is bring a side dish.

I like to offer to make cranberry sauce, since this is the easiest task there is. Plus you can make it days in advance, and just de-fridge it on the day, dump it into a scenic bowl, go to Julie’s house and grab a martini.

Here are two recipes for cranberry sauce. Read More

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