Category Archives: Holidays

Holidays

Tree Lighting Ceremony At Rockefeller Center

Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center On next Wednesday, December 3rd, the 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be lit for the first time. Overlooking the ice rink, and the gilded statue of Prometheus, the tree will remain the centerpiece for … Continue reading

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When to buy Christmas presents

Black Friday not always best for Christmas purchases. It’s nice to brag about the killer price you got by shopping a midnight Black Friday sale, and while that is great news when factual, the truth is that today’s Black Friday … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

A Brief History of Thanksgiving While prayers of thanks for a successful harvest have occurred in various civilizations for hundreds, maybe thousands of years, the English tradition became formalized in the Reformation during the reign of Henry VIII in 1536. … Continue reading

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Carving a Turkey

Choose your Turkey Carving Method or How I Learned to Carve a Turkey on YouTube. I have spent several Thanksgivings struggling with big birds, trying to teach myself everything I never wanted to know about carving a turkey. Eventually, I … Continue reading

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Turkey Time

Let's Talk Turkey Upside-Down Turkey that is Face it! Cooking a whole bird can be challenging. Even Julia Child chopped her turkeys (and other fowl) into pieces for cooking. When you cook it whole, to get the dark meat fully … Continue reading

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Put a fork in Halloween

I don’t GET Halloween I’ve made some crazy commitment to blog once a day during November. Happy day after Halloween. We seem to increasingly celebrate Halloween with wild abandon. However, I don’t really buy into, and don’t much care for … Continue reading

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