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Mailing Food to Troops Overseas: A Guide to Holiday Care Package Do’s and Don’ts

Do you have a friend or loved one on active duty overseas? If you'd like to send them a holiday food package this season, go right ahead! But here are a few rules to keep in mind when shipping edible goodies to troops overseas: More


How To Make Bread Stuffing (Dressing) for Thanksgiving — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Anyone else here think that the stuffing is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner? I love its mix of textures and flavors — crunchy roasted nuts with soft broth-soaked bread and chewy morsels of spiced sausage. Oh mama, that's good stuff! As the self-designated stuffing-maker in our house, I've tweaked and tested my recipe over the years until finally settling on this one easy method.

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Recipe: Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust — Recipes from The Kitchn

2012_11_12-DSC_1351.jpgAh, pumpkin pie — that most quintessential of Thanksgiving desserts. Here's my own favorite take on pumpkin pie — one that skips the sometimes finicky, sometimes soggy pie crust for one made from crispy graham crackers. Add a heaping spoonful of fresh, piquant ginger and you have the pumpkin pie I look forward to all year long. More


What Are Your Baking Hang-Ups?

This time of year is the high point of baking. Thanksgiving pies, holiday cookies and cakes, dessert buffets, potlucks, and cookie exchanges — this is the time of year that the oven is on all day! Do you look forward to this with delight or with dread? Does baking fill you with joy, or does it add extra pressure? Do you have particular hang-ups when it comes to holiday baking? Here's mine... More


Recipe: Green Bean Casserole with Mushroom Béchamel & Crispy Onions — Recipes from The Kitchn

2012_11_12-GreenBeanCass-1-2.jpgWay back in college, green bean casserole was my signature dish, canned cream of mushroom and all. (And to think, I actually considered myself quite the gourmet.) Even though my culinary repertoire has moved beyond recipes that include processed soup, that classic American casserole—with extra cheddar cheese and a heap of "fried" onions—is still my favorite part of Thanksgiving.



Homemade Kahlua & Mini Pizza Buns — Delicious Links

2012_11_12-Links.jpgDelicious Links today include homemade Kahlua, vegan sticky date cake, and Brussels sprouts roasted with garlic and sesame. More


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