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Turkey Stock for Gravy with Giblets

Early in the morning of Thanksgiving Day, across America, a scene if often played out. A wife is exasperated, and a little worried. A husband tasked to the rescue. Tools are employed. A screwdriver. A chisel. Some wide-necked pliers. Husband and wife begin to understand how very difficult is the life of a surgeon working…

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Maple-Glazed Apple and Sweet Potato Gratin

Ah, here’s that sweet potato again. And again, the question is simple: how to transform this beast into something delectable. In The Thanksgiving Table, Diane Morgan has fun with both sweet potatoes and words. She calls this dish a gratin, but do not worry about the cheese calories: no cheese here. Instead, this is dish…

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Maple Spice Cookies from Ken Haedrich

“Delicious,” Suzen said. Coming from my wife, on a scale of 1 to 10, that’s an 11. To my shock, she reached for another. Now we are up to a 12, an appropriate number actually for baked goods. You see, Suzen does not like cookies. At all. If we sat down with a plate of…

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Crunchy Candied Pecan Brownies

Love pecans? Relish brownies? Time to double down. Author Connie Weis has just the solution for you in her new and modestly decadent book Extreme Brownies. There are fifty saliva-inspiring recipes in this book. This one caught my eye because I do love my pecans and I adore candied pecans. The thought of marrying candied pecans…

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