Posts Tagged "Thanksgiving"


When I was researching my original cookbook, I discovered that your basic traditional mincemeat pie was (of course, duh) made partially of meat. It usually had large amounts of beef suet as well, which was something I had usually relegated to bird feeders. I came across a recipe and made some modifications, which really means I omitted the meat and suet. However, the amount of alcohol in the filling made the whole thing—to be...

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Mmm…Hamm…

Mmm…Hamm…


Posted By on Nov 25, 2014

I like Parks and Recreation on Facebook, since I indeed like the show. When it comes to Facebook, however, I only ‘like’ shows that are currently on the air. If I listed everything I have ever liked in my past, I would probably like about 1000 shows and let’s face it—Facebook is so clogged with so much crap there is no way I want to keep up with shows from the 80s, 90s, or even the 00s. So I do not display my...

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NaBloPoMo? Not bloody likely…

NaBloPoMo? Not bloody likely…


Posted By on Nov 11, 2014

I really wish I could honestly justify using this cool-looking crest. Why? It’s got a viking helmet—I’m half Norwegian. It’s got coffee, a computer, pens, and paper. That’s how I often like to write: I’ll sit in a comfy chair or couch and scribble what I call first-draft thoughts on college-lined spiral paper with a black Bic Atlantis pen. Or I’ll scrawl on the backs of what I call scrap...

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I was looking at a pre-made jar of gravy which suggested throwing some leftover Thanksgiving food in a pan, pouring said-gravy all over it, and baking it as a casserole.  This seemed entirely without nuance, akin to what my late mother would undoubtedly call a turkey version of “shit on a shingle.”  Yes, my mom developed quite a taste for cursing after working at a high school in the Albuquerque Public School system…...

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When Bob and I were dating back in 1986, I invited him over to my parent’s house for a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.  Little did he know, having only known me for around four months, that I liked to experiment with bizarre menus, especially at holiday times.  So I planned a Chinese-themed dinner for that particular Thanksgiving.  My sister remembers my homemade eggrolls fell apart in the pot I was using as a deep-fryer.  The...

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