Friday, November 23, 2012
Share your best recipes for the day after.
Dinner’s done and the only thing more stuffed than the bird is you. Now the question becomes: What to do with all those leftovers? While some say simple reheating is all that’s necessary to have a “day after” feast, others have elaborate recipes for turning Thanksgiving leftovers into gourmet delights. From savory turkey soups to sinfully delicious pot pies and mile-high sandwiches, everyone has their own ideas on what to do with what’s leftover. The Food Network even has an entire recipe collection dedicated to the topic. We’d prefer to hear from you! What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes? Share them in the comments section!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I hope today you are happy and thankful.
I said to my uncle the other day, “You know what really makes me mad?” His response? “Everything?” And so, I realized that today of all days, I should stop thinking about all the stuff that makes me red, and concentrate on what we all should be: The people, places and things that make us happy—that make us thankful. G.K. Chesterton said, "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." What makes me thankful? I have a family who loves me. I have friends who care about me. I have a job I love—and one that I think actually makes a difference in the lives of others. I’m thankful for my cat Linc, who has become the unofficial spokescat of my Patch activities (and delights in …
Don't just share your food photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We want to see them, too!
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter—whenever I log on I see, and enjoy, food photos. Let's face it, food photography is a new trend. I'm guilty of jumping on the bandwagon, and I bet you are, too! What better time to show off your kitchen creations or what's on your plate than on Thanksgiving?! Upload your best shots of your turkey, sides, desserts, heck, even that Christmas Ale you're drinking! Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" tab above. Bon appetit!
Patch brings you a list of Thanksgiving-themed films to view from the cozy comfort of your home. Laugh, cry and give thanks for video verification that other people's families are every bit as quirky—if not more so—than yours.
You're stuffed, and the tryptophan is kicking in. You're beat from battling for all those Black Friday bargains. You just can't face those lines yet for Silver Linings Playbook or Red Dawn. Your couch may be calling, but some members of your family are likely to be clamoring soon for entertainment alternatives to football. Why not keep the spirit of the day alive with a stock of Thanksgiving-themed films to watch in the cozy comfort of home sweet home? Christmas may be tops in holiday movies, but Thanksgiving isn't far behind in providing cinematic backgrounds or plot twists. Patch brings you a list of films about other people's Thanksgivings that should satisfy your need to laugh, cry, warm your heart—and give thanks that other families …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A turkey can't just sit alone on the table. Here are some recipes for Thanksgiving's most popular side dishes.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
What would a turkey be on Thanksgiving without its faithful side companions? Often more popular than the turkey itself, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other favorites are staples of the food coma-inducing meal. Try one of the recipes here to bring a new taste to your Thanksgiving feast. Roasted Winter Squash Gauge the amount of squash you’ll need by allowing 1 small squash (acorn and butternut are good choices) for every four people. Cut each squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Brush sides and inner cavity with olive oil and place flesh-side down on a lightly-oiled baking sheet. Roast for approximately 45 minutes or until flesh is very soft and easy pulls away from the skin. After removing squash from oven, let cool…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Slightly more Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving, according to AAA.
Thanksgiving week is shaping up to be beautiful with the high temperature each day expected to be in the high 50s. Forecasters are also predicting sunny skies with light wind and no precipitation. The only chance for rain this week appears to be on Friday. Good for all of you hitting the road or traveling by air to visit Grandma, and for all those Turkey Bowls. AAA predicts 43.6 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday, up just 0.7 percent from last year. Air travel is expected to decline, one sign that many households continue to feel financially pinched. Here's the forecast for Peters Township, according to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh: By car or by airplane, how do you like to travel on …
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Before the turkey is in the oven, the dining room table is set and your family is on their way, making Thanksgiving and fall crafts is a fun way to pass the time. Thanksgiving crafts will keep little hands busy and provide family-friendly fall decor to your home. Try any of these crafts to add fun to your holiday. OREO TURKEY WHAT YOU NEED: 2 Oreo cookies 1 miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cup 6 candy corns 1 Whopper Yellow, red and black small tubes of frosting 1 container chocolate frosting (optional) WHAT YOU DO: 1. Take a small amount of frosting (I used chocolate frosting) and place it on one of the Oreos, where the tail feathers will go. 2. Put five candy corn tail feathers on top of the frosting - the frosting will help them stick …
Monday, November 19, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store—from Giant Eagle to ordering from Sunny Bridge Natural Foods—that helps make the turkey taste all the better. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. An Allrecipes.com user contributes this Greek take on turkey, which combines ground beef and pork with tangerine juice, rice and other ingredients …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Several major retailers are planning to open their doors as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Will you be waiting in line?
With each passing year, it seems Black Friday begins earlier and earlier—6 a.m., then 5 a.m., then 4 a.m. This year, Black Friday is actually starting on Thanksgiving Thursday. Walmart has announced it will open its doors at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, its best deals will be for TVs, a Nook tablet, a Nikon camera and an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles. …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I'm going to make this pie for Thanksgiving this year!
I am known for my delicious apple pies in my family, so that's what I am going to be making for Thanksgiving this year! I've been trying to reduce the amount of sugar in my deserts for a while, and I decided to try it out with my apple pie a few weeks ago. I substituted sugar for Splenda, and it's was still really tasty. I couldn't tell the difference, and neither could my mom or sister. I first learned how to make apple pie in my high school foods class, and I've been tweaking it ever since. I hope you enjoy this recipe! Ingredients: For crust (or you can also buy unbaked pie shells) 2/3 cup and 1 tbsp. shortening 2 cups of flour 1 tsp. of salt 5 tbsp. ice water For filling 3 large apples sliced (you might need more) 1/4 cup of Splenda …