emergency car kit, flaky pie crust, roasting tips

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 15, 2017


E'en in these bleak November days
There's gladness for the heart that heeds
–Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–75)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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A Better Pie With Flaky Crust

How to Make a Pie: Crusts, Fillings, and More
Pie, brought over with the earliest settlers from England, has become an American institution. Making a tender, flaky pie crust isn’t just about the crust recipe; it’s about the right techniques. Keep everything cold and work the dough sparingly. See our tips—plus, videos on how to jazz up your top crust with a lattice top or braided top! 


Make Quick Work of Yard Cleanup!

Fall leaves are beautiful—but not fun to clean up. ECHO leaf blowers combine high speed with high-volume air output to create a helpful tool that not only performs the job but also is easy and comfortable to operate.

More Roasting Tips

How to Cook a Turkey: Cooking Times and Tips
Ready to roast the big bird? Here are our tips on how to cook a turkey, including a chart on how long to cook a turkey for peak flavor!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.


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Time for Amaryllis Bulbs

Amaryllis: How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best amaryllis bulbs, how to plant the them, how to care for amaryllis, and how to make sure they bloom again next winter!
Original Vermont Outdoor Thermometer

Clean lines and classic elegance are the hallmark of this reliable outdoor thermometer which displays both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. Satin nickel finish. 

The Great Yam Scam

Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. Here’s the scoop.
Stone Trivet

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy chickens and chickens make eggs and breakfast makes you happy.

What to Keep in Your Car

Winter Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your winter car kit. Emergencies can happen to anyone. Prepare for the worst-case scenario, especially in wintertime!
Mason Jar Lids with Micro Lights

Create your own jazzy accent lighting! Fits most standard mason jars. Each lid dangles 5 lights, is battery-powered, and has a 4-hour timer.

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