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White Meat vs. Dark Meat: How to Cook Them Both Evenly

White Meat vs. Dark Meat: How to Cook Them Both Evenly

[ 0 ] October 15, 2020 |

Some of us are white meat lovers, others prefer the dark meat. As it turns out, when you cook a turkey, the white meat and the dark meat cook at different rates and have different temperatures to indicate that they are “done”. Here are some tips to make sure that your turkey cooks evenly to […]

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Dr Oz Explains The History of Pumpkin Spice

Dr Oz Explains The History of Pumpkin Spice

[ 0 ] October 14, 2020 |

As you may or may not know…in 2003 Starbucks did invent the pumpkin spice blend to use in their drinks. Since that time, pumpkin spice has taken over the gastronomical world, appearing in a wide and every widening range of products. Dr. Oz takes us through a brief and entertaining history of pumpkin spice.

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One Pot Crockpot Turkey Dinner

One Pot Crockpot Turkey Dinner

[ 0 ] October 13, 2020 |

So easy and delicious – turkey, gravy, potatoes, and vegetables in one crockpot! This would be great for an easy Thanksgiving dinner for a small crowd, or anytime that you have a hankering for a turkey dinner. Add some cranberry and some dressing and you’re set!

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14 Inexpensive Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Meal

14 Inexpensive Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Meal

[ 0 ] October 12, 2020 |

No holiday meal would be complete without a decadent dessert or two for Thanksgiving. Fortunately, there are a number of cheap and easy ones you can make at home so you donít spend a fortune at the bakery. Pumpkin Pie This is a traditional favorite that makes the most of the autumn pumpkin harvest. Buy […]

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Is There A Canned Pumpkin Shortage This Year (2020)

Is There A Canned Pumpkin Shortage This Year (2020)

[ 0 ] October 11, 2020 |

There have been a lot of rumblings online about a shortage of canned pumpkin. Is there really a shortage? The answer is “no”. The lack of canned pumpkin on the shelves right now is temporary. Due to bad weather in the spring, the pumpkin plantings were late, and so harvest and processing was late. They […]

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Being Thankful During A Pandemic

Being Thankful During A Pandemic

[ 0 ] October 10, 2020 |

There are times when it is very, very difficult to be thankful and grateful. And this year has really stretched our ability and desire to be appreciative. This sweet video, shot during the Shelter in Place, highlights regular folks just expressing what they are thankful for, even during the hardest and most uncertain of times. […]

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WKRP Turkey Drop

WKRP Turkey Drop

[ 0 ] September 23, 2020 |

One of the funniest (and most gruesome) Thanksgiving TV spots in history. The WKRP promotional Turkey Drop featuring Les Nessman – reporter extraordinaire!

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Jiffy Cornbread Mix HACK

Jiffy Cornbread Mix HACK

[ 0 ] September 22, 2020 |

I love Jiffy Cornbread Mix and thought it was already perfect just as it was. Well, I was wrong. With a few simple ingredient shifts, you can have a Thanksgiving Cornbread for the ages. Plus it’s easy and it’s budget friendly.  Check out this brilliant Jiffy Cornbread Mix Hack. 

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How Pumpkins Saved a Family Tree

How Pumpkins Saved a Family Tree

[ 0 ] September 12, 2020 |

The Walker Sisters are behind one of the more fascinating stories of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After their father, John Walker, returned from the Civil War, he went home to the East Tennessee cabin home his father had established in the 1840’s. John acquired the property and he and his wife Margaret raised […]

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Shop Smart!

Shop Smart!

[ 0 ] August 12, 2020 |

Thanksgiving is coming, and with it a feeding frenzy in most families as they get together for the holiday. Thanksgivingís main focus has become the food, with many people arranging more and more elaborate meals each year. But it doesn’t have to be like this. You can have a great meal without breaking the bank. […]

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