Hamburger Stuffed Bread

It’s the “Just Say No to Turkey” Weekend

Can you feel it? The panic is starting to build. It’s the “what-am-I-going-to-do-with-74-pounds-of-leftover-turkey?” trauma. It begins as soon as you realize that the turkey has been sitting out way past its salmonella bedtime and all the extra space in your fridge has been taken up with bottles of Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc. In a convenient economy size. After off-loading most of the meat into takeaway containers for my guests, I start to longingly eye the trash can. I know, I know. I […]
Moms Cranberry Relish

Comfort Food to Soothe the Soul

It’s pretty much a well-known fact that whenever life starts to get out of hand (either from a personal or world perspective) people turn to the traditions of their youth for a little comfort. And what exemplifies “getting out of hand” more than the holiday season hot on the heels of a political election? Holiday Pre-Stress Fortunately for those of us who are already suffering holiday pre-traumatic stress disorder, Thanksgiving is tailor-made for traditions. There are some good ones—like my Mother’s pie […]

Thanksgiving: An Underappreciated Holiday

It’s here, folks! The start of the Holiday Season in America. Actually, the season started before the candle was blown out in my jack-o-lantern, but whatever. Thanksgiving heralds what has become America’s most contradictory season. Many people face November and December with a feeling of dread. The holidays are seen by them as a time when we spend too much money on people we’d don’t especially like, we consume too much food and alcohol, and commercialism poisons what is supposed to be […]