First snow contest, best pies, cooking thermometer
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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 16, 2017
Now is the time for the burning of the leaves.
They go to the fire; the nostril pricks with smoke
Wandering slowly into a weeping mist.
Brittle and blotched, ragged and rotten sheaves!
A flame seizes the smouldering ruin and bites
On stubborn stalks that crackle as they resist.
How to Cut Back Perennials in Fall
How do you cut back perennials? Some can be cut down after the first killing frost; others can be left to help birds and beneficial insects during the winter months. Let’s talk about which perennials to tackle, which to leave, how to cut back perennials properly, and other ways to prepare your...
How to Use a Meat Thermometer
Take the guesswork out of cooking!Here are tips for using a meat thermometer to ensure that the safe minimum internal temperature of meat is reached. That way, you know when it’s done, at peak flavor, and also safe for eating.
Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, a traditional pie is a sure bet for us. But which pie to pick? Here are some of our favorite pie recipes made with seasonal ingredients—pumpkin, apple, pecans, sweet potato, cranberry, and more. Plus, we’ve included two delicious Thanksgiving puddings and a...