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Thanksgiving Turkey: What you need to know to brine and roast a perfect Tom

WASHINGTON: Creating a turkey beautiful enough for a Rockwell painting is simply not that hard if you take the time to follow a few easy steps to success. Frozen turkeys have been lying in a deep freeze for up to six months. Instead, purchase a fresh, antibiotic-free farm-raised turkey available from your butcher or some grocery stores.  ...

Celebrating President’s Day all week with patriot flag cake (Recipe)

SAN DIEGO, February 18, 2019 —President’s Day is the combined birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and what better way to enjoy it than with this delicious berry flag cake. Berries are readily available nearly year round anymore, and always seek the freshest from a natural market or even a fruit stand if ...

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 ...

Thanksgiving tried and true, delicious and healthy sweet potatoes (recipe)

SAN DIEGO: Planning a menu for Thanksgiving Day with healthy eating in mind can be quite challenging.  Sweet potatoes, however, are always a popular choice for a Thanksgiving side. A SWEET SIDE Available in most food markets and grocery stores, sweet potatoes provide a simple to prepare, people-pleasing dish for Thanksgiving. Naturally, sweet-tasting, yams are ...

Pumpkins, Halloween, Health Benefits, Recipe, Laurie Edwards Tate

Pumpkins: Pie and Jack o’ Laterns make a booming Halloween business

SAN DIEGO: When pumpkins become available in grocery stores and at community pumpkin patches and parks, they signal the beginning of the fall season and the advent of Halloween. LIGHTING THE WAY Serving as traditional Halloween jack o’ lanterns, pumpkins are carved into frightening faces that glow eerily at night from the candlelight deep within ...

Give peas a chance: A healthy split pea soup recipe

Fresh green peas are easily found in grocery stores and farmers markets. Dried peas are budget-friendly and readily available year-round. Either way, split pea soup is a healthyand delicious lunch or dinner treat.

Easy to make and healthy: Easter Pear Custard Pie

Serving Pear Custard Pie will certainly become an Eastertime favorite. The recipe is simple, may be made the day before and refrigerated. Make it super easy and use a pre-made store bought pie crust.