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Deli Meats: Safe or Scary?

Does deli meat make a good lunch? Credit: stu spivack, Flickr Deli meats are not only a staple in most kids' lunchboxes, they're also now thought of as "diet food" by many, thanks to the Subway ads touting the weight Jared Fogle lost while...

DailyDish - Beyond the Turkey Sandwich

Is your refrigerator currently housing enough Thanksgiving leftovers to last until Christmas?...

Turkey Still Frozen? Tips for Fast Thawing

Today is Monday, and Thanksgiving is Thursday -- and your turkey is still frozen. It's not the end of the world, but if you're planning to cook that bird, you need to get a move on and get it thawed. How NOT to thaw your turkey: leave it on the...

Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner? Start Thawing Your Turkey TODAY

Thanksgiving is one week from today, and while many of us will be hitting the road to mooch dinner at someone else's house, at least a few of you are probably planning to stay home. And possibly cook. Maybe even a turkey. Scary! If roasting a...

DailyDish - Let the Kids Set Their Own Thanksgiving Table

This Thanksgiving, save time and sanity (yours) by letting the kids decorate and set their own table....

Baby gender and baby blues

A recent article on MSN asks the question: Are baby boys more depressing? Seems there is some thought out there that gender plays a role in the amount of a new mom's post-partum depression. PPD, also known as the baby blues, affects many women (10%...

Planning ahead: what to do with the leftovers

As I've mentioned before, I am not an expert at preparing complicated turkey dinners. That's why we went out to dinner for Thanksgiving. But for Christmas, my mom will be here and we are required to produce a feast that would feed an army, even...

Christmas dinner disasters

I left home at a very young age, but I didn't go far. Until the age of 35, I remained in the same city where I grew up, close to my parents and the rest of my immediate family. This meant that Christmas day was spent back in the house where I grew...

Do you hate the holidays?

Well, perhaps HATE is too strong a word. How about "severely dislike?" How about "diametrically opposed to?" How about...just sick of them...already??? About three weeks ago I was walking back to work after running an errand at lunch and I...

Blogging Baby Sleepover for Sunday, November 26

Whew. Last night we had our Thanksgiving dinner. We didn't have as many people here as in previous years, but with 18 adults and 11 kids, it was a respectable turn-out. Of course, we generated a fair bit of garbage (more recycling than garbage,...

What kids want inside their turkey

This is a cute little blurb in a local newspaper, featuring second grader's responses on what they would like inside their turkey. I snickered and giggled my way through the list, the imagination of children is so inspiring. I especially like...

Thanksgiving at our house

Today is Thanksgiving, just about my favorite holiday. No overtones of guilt, no religious obligations, nothing but a chance to recognize that and those for which we are most thankful. Today we'll head off to my mother-in-law's for a traditional...

Thanksgiving Day family traditions, when to buck them

This year marks a new beginning for my family. Since my father died in June, we are all trying to pick ourselves up, function without his leadership and breathe through the days. As the holidays are approaching, we are also trying to accept that he...

Stuck at the kid's table this Thanksgiving?

Oh, the kids table. How I remember thee well. In fact, if I was heading out to the big extended-family-mega gathering in Iowa this Thursday, that's probably where I'd be sitting -- crammed around a card table with my cousins like we were still in...

The holidays are coming, run from your families

Yesterday I got a distress call from one of my oldest and dearest friends. We grew up together under similar circumstances. Both of our fathers were workaholics, both lawyers turned judges. Both of our mothers are outspoken, sassy women who have been...

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