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Roasting vegetables to be both fresh and familiar
Tired of the same old sides at Thanksgiving? We decided to come up with something both fresh and familiar. This dish of roasted vegetables starts with classics — onion, butternut squash and corn — but mixes it up with a can of chickpeas and halved red grapes. The chickpeas add a mild nutty flav...
By Alison Ladman The Associated Press FULL STORY
A do-ahead biscuit to sop up your gravy
These rich cornmeal biscuits aren’t just an easy and delicious way to have fresh bread at the Thanksgiving table. They also let you get a jump on your dinner prep. The biscuits can be prepared up to the point of baking, then arranged on the pan, wrapped tightly in plastic and frozen for up to two...
By Alison Ladman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Roast beets brighten up any holiday
Beets are the perfect addition to bountiful fall feasts. They are satisfying without being heavy, and their rich ruby and golden tones add visual interest to any seasonal color scheme. Plus, beets are incredibly flexible on temperature — serve them warm, room temperature or chilled — which is a...
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press FULL STORY
This day in history
In 1789, this was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. In 1825, the first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, New York. In 1842, the founders of t...
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