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First Thanksgiving, Heart, Native Indians, Pilgrims,Thanksgiving, Division, America, Identity Politics, Allan Brownfield

Thanksgiving: A holiday whose history celebrates gratitude

SAN JOSE: The history of the Thanksgiving holiday has been romanticized to almost mythic proportions since the original event. As historical events fade into the past, the actual people and original events that occurred, take on mythic proportions. The First Thanksgiving Holiday The “First Thanksgiving” is one such event. If people were able to see it ...

Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, Laurie Edward Tate

Friendsgiving: Sharing Thanksgiving with the families we choose

 SAN DIEGO: Families across America come together with loved ones on Thanksgiving.  Joyous in the spirit of gratefulness, families share the warmth of the hearth,  home, and traditional Thanksgiving dinners.  Unfortunately, for those without family, Thanksgiving can be a very lonely time. Whether due to distance, illness, or the loss of those we love, discovering new ways ...

Thanksgiving, Cranberry Salad, Pumpkin Pie, Claire Hickey

Thanksgiving recipes: Hazel’s Cranberry Salad and Mom’s Pumpkin Pie

FORT WORTH:  Thanksgiving means old family traditions, particularly when it comes to food. Like most families, our own favorite Thanksgiving recipes have been handed down throughout the generations. Every family has their favorites, from green bean casserole to Waldorf Salad.  At our house, we always serve two traditional Thanksgiving recipes – Cranberry Salad and Pumpkin ...

2018 Thanksgiving wine description and purchasing guide

SEATTLE: Another Thanksgiving is near and that means my yearly, obligatory Thanksgiving Wine recommendation list. While opinions of what pairs well with the foods at a typical Thanksgiving table vary, one that that most all wino aficionados agree on is that sparkling rose’ goes with nearly everything.  So a nice Sparkling Rose is the no-brainer pick. ...

First Thanksgiving, Heart, Native Indians, Pilgrims,Thanksgiving, Division, America, Identity Politics, Allan Brownfield

Calling all Americans to the communal table of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2018 is here just when we need it the most. The divisions in our society have been escalating over the last ten years because of intemperate political rhetoric. Rhetoric which casts those with whom we disagree on matters of public policy as “enemies.”   The growth of the left’s “identity politics.”   Politics that declare we ...

Side dish tips and turkey FAQs for the perfect Thanksgiving Fest

WASHINGTON: A traditional Thanksgiving menu means turkey with the trimmings – from stuffing to cranberry sauce. Whether a seasoned home chef or creating your first Thanksgiving feast, there are plenty of questions on how to make your holiday memorable.  From brining your bird to moist and flavorful stuffing, the following are frequently asked Thanksgiving questions, ...

How to Apple Cider and Citrus brine and roast a Thanksgiving Turkey

Wet brining a turkey, submerging the raw bird in liquids, aromatics and spices will result in the juiciest, most flavorful turkey meat. A bird that has soaked in brine is not only rich in flavor but also moist. This means a special treat on the Thanksgiving table but also much more flavorful leftovers. There are ...

Grilled Asparagus the Thanksgiving dish delivering rich flavor without guilt

SAN DIEGO: Thanksgiving is approaching quickly why not add a healthy side of grilled asparagus vinaigrette? Asparagus a member of the lily family has been a popular vegetable since Greek and Roman times. Asparagus found its way into the palatial Versailles greenhouses of Louis XIV of France. Amazing Aspirational Asparagus In the U.S., asparagus was ...

Thanksgiving: So many reasons for thanks

On this day, give thanks not only for our freedoms, but also for the blessing of friends and family. A day of togetherness rekindles family unity and creates memories we can re-live all year.