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{FSC Time Machine} Thanksgiving 2013

Editor’s Note: Here’s Thanksgiving recipes over the past three years… Hope some inspire a new side dish or dessert or cocktail for your feast! -Christina Becky’s Creamy Pumpkin Pasta (gluten & dairy free) Maple Citrus & Ginger Cranberry Preserves Cornbread Stuffing Dianna’s 1st FSC post: Her Family’s Thanksgiving Traditions AND a Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe! […]

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{from scratch holidays} Happy Thanksgiving

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”  ― G.K. Chesterton,  (1874-1936) +++ I asked a few FSC Contributors to share their food-related thanks: I’m thankful for finally having an apartment with a bigger kitchen! I’m thankful for all of the great food inspiration floating around […]

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{from scratch holidays} Brussels Sprouts w/ Home-Cured Bacon

Poor Brussels sprouts. Always the punchline to bad jokes about foods people were forced to eat as a child. These little green globes don’t get the love they should. In fact, I always thought they were a bit “blah” until I had them fresh from the stalk as opposed to boiled from a freezer bag. […]

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{from scratch holidays} Thanksgiving Tablescaping Part 3

Editor’s Note:  Ms. Lauren from Craft My Life Away is back with her final installment in her three-part Thanksgiving Tablescaping series. Her first installment ran on Friday and her 2nd piece, FILLED with patterns & instructions, ran yesterday- check it & craft on! -Christina I’m back with Part 3 of my 3 Part Installment obsessing over Thanksgiving Tablescaping. All of the […]

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{from scratch holidays} Thanksgiving Tablescaping Part 2

Editor’s Note: Ms. Lauren from Craft My Life Away is back with her 2nd installment in her three-part Thanksgiving Tablescaping series. Her first installment ran yesterday– check it & craft on! -Christina I am back with Part 2 of my Three Part Installment obsessing over Thanksgiving Tablescaping: I will be discussing topics 4 & 5: Going […]

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{from scratch holidays} Thanksgiving Tablescape Part 1

Editor’s Note: We are taking a break from our usual recipe-driven ‘from scratch holidays’ posts to concentrate on your holiday tablescaping creativity! We’ve never ventured into the crafting world, but who better to educate us than newbie swapper & lifetime crafter, Lauren of Craft My Life Away! I’m excited to share Lauren’s 3-part series that […]

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{from scratch holidays} A Spicy Thanksgiving

By the time the Puritan Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, there were actually many settlements already established by the Spanish in what would eventually be considered the United States, like Santa Fe NM, El Paso TX and St Augustine FL. So what and where was the first Thanksgiving in the United States? Was it the […]

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{from scratch holidays} Quick-Braised Carrots

For the holidays, we totally don’t go for traditional recipes. This is due partially to me remembering jello salads and various different riffs on Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup from my childhood. This is also partially because of my husband’s opinion that turkey is really dry no matter what, and usually requires way more effort […]

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{recipe recap} From Scratch Holidays

I know, I know. Halloween was only yesterday. BUT like magazines, we want to be weeks ahead of the game so you have time to prepare, shop for & create dishes for your Thanksgiving meal, appetizers for a your holiday party, and cocktail suggestions for a New Years Celebration. We also strive to provide you […]

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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

{ credit: http://imgfave.com/view/1147620 } Thanksgiving- For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, especially about family & food, I asked the FSC ladies for their thoughts. -Christina […]

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{from scratch holidays} Roasted Root Vegetables

After a great harvest I’m always looking for a way to use up my root vegetables. It’s so easy to incorporate these little gems into your Thanksgiving festivities this week. Root vegetables are so flavorful and also oh so good for you. Back in September, I snuck out to my dad’s house for a whole […]

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{from scratch holidays} whats in your bread basket?

Thanksgiving in my family is a big deal. Usually anywhere from 35-50 people, mostly related (my mom is one of nine… two generations later and there are a lot of cousins to go around), gathered together in one home. Several turkeys, Pop’s special stuffing, potatoes, veggies, tons of pies, you get the idea. I’d like […]

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{from scratch holidays} old montreal fondue

Have you thrown a fondue party yet? No? What are you waiting for? Take the plunge this Thanksgiving by trying out a fondue appetizer while the turkey is in the oven. It’s a great excuse to keep your family and friends lingering around the table, lazily dipping crudite and hunks of warm bread into a […]

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{Leftovers} Thanksgiving Roasted Vegetables

We hosted Thanksgiving this year, and even though we did a potluck style dinner, we still have a fridge FULL of leftovers. I have big plans for our turkey that were not difficult to figure out(creamy rice soup, sandwiches, and lots of pot pies for the freezer!). Other items have left me a bit stumped […]

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Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving, Alexis, Amanda, Christina, Leslie & Sarah

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