TIPS: How Do You Properly Cook A Turkey?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 80% of foodborne illnesses are linked to meat and poultry. Since we want to give thanks for our health, NSF International, a public health and safety organization, has provided food safety tips to help you properly thaw, cook and store your holiday turkey. We’ve combined them along with…
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ENTERTAINING: Vegetarian Thanksgiving Guests

According to a 2009 Vegetarian Resource Group/Harris Interactive survey, about 3% of the U.S. adult population is vegetarian. If you’ve invited a vegetarian to enjoy your turkey dinner, plan ahead with these tips from nutrition expert Gary Null. If you don’t know if certain guests eat meat and other animal products, phone or email ahead…
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RECIPE: Apricot Pumpkin Bread

For Thanksgiving weekend, how about some apricot pumpkin bread, delicious for breakfast, brunch, snacks and tea sandwiches. This recipe is courtesy of B & R Farms, apricot growers who sell their delicious products at California farmers markets and to wholesalers. For more recipes, visit BRFarms.com. RECIPE: APRICOT PUMPKIN BREAD Ingredients 1 large egg 1 cup…
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RECIPES: Mashed Potato Mummies & More For Halloween

What’s for dinner? Take your pick, or cook them all: Barbecued Worm Sandwiches Mummified Mashed Potatoes Spooky Shepherd’s Pie Halloween Chocolate Cake These recipes are too cute for words (take a look at the pictures!). Even if you don’t have kids, you may want to whip up a few. You can have your worm sandwiches…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Toast To Halloween

The Bloody Eyeball Martini. Photo courtesy of Kris Plazek. While the kids are out trick-or-treating, you deserve a treat, too. Our Halloween cocktails with gin include the Bloody Scream, Ghost, Satan’s Whiskers, Swamp Demon and Witches’ Brew. But they’re only the top of the menu—we’ve got a whole Halloween Lounge going. Check out the Bloody…
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