Turkey Day Twists

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    For people who love to cook and entertain, Thanksgiving is high on the list of ideal holidays. It’s a time for both tradition and trying out new recipes, for getting out the good china for dinner and flopping on the couch later with the half-empty pie pan.      Most of us have a steady repertoire for the holiday that features our favorite family dishes. This test kitchen knows you’re not looking to us for a new way to make your turkey. But, we also know that sometimes you need a new side or a fresh idea for the table. We also realize that there are a smattering of dietary needs that may show up at your table.      With all that in mind, we bring you some new twists on old...

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10-Minute Hosting: Black Friday...

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     Do you, like us, hide from the masses the day after Thanksgiving? You can’t pay us to leave the house and venture out on Black Friday. If you’d like to skip the chaos but still have something to look forward to, host a little Black Friday floating party. Pour some drinks, set out some snacks, and invite your friends to come take a breather from the mall madness. Take some time and enjoy what’s left of autumn before holiday madness sets in. You could do this in the morning or evening, or even both! Freshen up your Thanksgiving table with some different accents.      You don’t need to drag out the red and green yet, but switch out some of your candles to renew the look. Run some white lights down...

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Tofurky Sucks

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     If you are a non-vegetarian who is cooking for a vegetarian this Thanksgiving, here are some tips..      First, please don't assume that a vegetarian needs an exact substitute for whatever meat is being served. Some people are vegetarians for ethical or health reasons, but many of us simply don't like meat and aren't trying to trick ourselves into thinking that we're eating turkey. Personally, I hate Tofurkey.      Second, "doesn't eat meat" does not translate to "doesn't need calories." Living on lettuce is not vegetarianism; it's an eating disorder. Please provide your vegetarian guests with something more than salad.      Third, before you smother everything in cheese, find out if your veggie guest actually likes cheese. She might be vegan, or she might just be one of the...

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Spinach-Artichoke Dip

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This creamy, savory dip is always a hit with sturdy tortilla chips and can double as a sandwich filling. Spinach-Artichoke Dip Serves 8-10 Ingredients 20 oz. frozen, chopped spinach, thawed, liquid squeezed out 1 tsp. olive oil 1 small onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced dash of white wine 1 14.5 oz can of artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped ⅔ c. mayonnaise 1 tbsp. Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce generous helping freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon Tabasco or other hot sauce of choice 1 c. italian blend cheese Procedure Saute onion in olive oil over medium-high heat until translucent and browning. Add garlic clove, stirring constantly until just fragrant. Deglaze pan with dash of white wine. Add spinach and cook over medium heat until liquid is gone, being careful not...

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Creepy Cocktail

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  Our blood-red beverage for Halloween can do double duty for adults and kids;  whether you spike it or leave out the vodka altogether, this one's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Creepy Cocktail Serves 12+ Ingredients 1/2 gal. cranberry juice 1 can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed 1 bottle grenadine syrup 1 can tart cherries (pitted and packed in water), drained 2 liters ginger ale ½ fifth vodka (optional) Procedure Stir cranberry juice, limeade, grenadine syrup, and vodka (if using) together in a large pitcher. Drain cherries, and stir them into mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve Add 1 part ginger ale to 1 part cranberry limeade mixture to serving pitcher, punch bowl, or...

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