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Grape and citrus salad

“There was a pleasantness to the air and a spirit about the town that did not come from its color, but from some inner, tasty citrus quality." Gail Carriger, "Blameless" I am not one to skip meals. I rather like food. But, the time period between Thanksgiving and New Year's is too intense for even… Continue reading Grape and citrus salad

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No-can-do cranberry sauce

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.” Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright Cranberries. I like them. Chopped and tossed with oranges in a bitter relish. Glistening in all their red glory in a glass bowl. I have nothing against cranberries from a can, either, even the jellied kind that slide out… Continue reading No-can-do cranberry sauce

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Pumpkin-nog pudding

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." Henry David Thoreau, American writer Once upon a time, people everywhere ate everything and they did not double over in pain or break out in hives. Like glass slippers and whistling while one works, however,… Continue reading Pumpkin-nog pudding

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Fancied-up box stuffing

"Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-time takes 12 minutes. This is not coincidence." Erma Bombeck, American humorist I've been cooking a long time and I like to make things from scratch. So, for me, Thanksgiving has become a chance to pull out all the stops. But, when… Continue reading Fancied-up box stuffing

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Moo-free maple/cashew popcorn

“Oh, no!" Hazel wailed. "Popcorn! Our fatal weakness!” Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus Sometimes you just need to snack. That is easier said than done in a household that includes vegetarians and omnivores, a couple non-dairy types and one who eats no gluten. Half the typical glaze (and the calories), but all the sweet… Continue reading Moo-free maple/cashew popcorn