Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

The Real Pumpkin Pie

My second Thanksgiving story of the season tackles the age-old question: Is making a pie with a real pumpkin the same as making one with canned? Find out. If you read the story (and saw the above photos) you now … Continue reading

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Setting the Thanksgiving table

Aside from cooking my first Thanksgiving turkey, which is thawing in the fridge as we speak, I’m probably most excited about setting my Thanksgiving table. I turned to pinterest for some inspiration — to be honest, I’ll probably hit a … Continue reading

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Turkey: your suggestions

This year I will be cooking my first ever Thanksgiving turkey. I’ve decided to buy the bird lcoally, from Randy Wattermann, who raises free range birds on his farm in West Point, Neb. I wrote a whole story about Randy … Continue reading

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Dining Notes: Thanksgiving Restaurants

Last week in Dining Notes I included a list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving. I’ve been continually updating it; here’s my most recent list.

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A look inside “Canal House Cooks Every Day”

The newest cookbook from Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, “Canal House Cooks Every Day,” is simply lovely. The authors have written many books and blog at Canal House Cooks Lunch. It’s a blog worth checking out, if for the photographs … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving week: a recap

Celebrated thanksgiving with the Baker family at my grandma’s house. Good food, good family time. We’re headed to Lincoln later today for our second Thanksgiving with the Hansens. Did a bit of Black Friday door busting with my sister today; … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving week: Leftovers and Links!

So in the wake of the food coma we’ll likely all be experiencing later today, I present you with a useful roundup of links to some creative ways to dispose of your leftovers. Also, some tips on how to store … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving week: Baker-Hansen Heritage Recipes

Ok, so neither of these are "heritage" in the true sense of the word, because they’ve both originated with more recent generations of the Baker-Hansen family. But they’re two of my absolute holiday favorites. One originated with me, the other … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving week: Wine with Jesse Becker, MS

I met Master Sommelier Jesse Becker when he was working at Omaha’s Boiler Room restaurant. Not only does he know his stuff — he’s got the rare and prestigious professional certification awarded by The Court of Master Sommeliers – he’s a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving week: for the non-meat eating crowd

Since Thursday is the beginning of the crazy holiday season when food is on everyone’s mind, I’ve got a series of posts planned about holiday cooking, including some tidbits on food safety, an interview with a food storage expert from the … Continue reading

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