GIFT: Thanksgiving Cookie Basket From Corso’s Cookies

We received a Thanksgiving cookie bouquet and, though surrounded by piles of food samples requiring tasting, took a moment from the work of the day to relax with a cup of tea and enjoy the hand-decorated turkeys, pumpkins and ears of corn. While many cookie bouquets are sugar cookies—hard and pretty flavorless—Corso’s Cookies produces softer,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday “Mocktail”

Photo by M. Gillow | IST. For an alcohol-free cocktail for adults and minors during holiday celebrations, mix equal parts of cranberry juice, apple cider and club soda (or ginger ale for a sweeter drink for the kids). Serve the “mocktail” in a wine goblet with an optional cinnamon stick. You can turn the drink…
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KITCHENWARE: Need An Extra Oven For Thanksgiving?

If you have just one oven but lots of side dishes to cook for Thanksgiving, this clever, multi-tiered oven rack may work for you. You can cook multiple dishes at once—the yams, Brussels sprouts and stuffing, for example. The rack, which is 15″ x 11″ x 8¼”, holds up to three levels of heavy casserole…
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PRODUCT: How Good Is Store-Bought Gravy?

Knorr + your pan drippings = easy, good gravy. Chart courtesy Consumer Reports. With everything you’re doing on Thanksgiving, do you have to turn those drippings into gravy, too? Consumer Reports did a taste test with commercial gravies to consider the options. The tasters tried 10 products—four dry mixes (add water, stir, and heat) and…
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