Mom's apple pie, table setting, cranberry sauce

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 22, 2017

thanksgiving table

We ought to make the moments notes
Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;
The hours and days a silent phrase
Of music we are living.
And so the theme should swell and grow
And rise sublime at this good time,
A grand Thanksgiving chorus
.

–Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–19179)

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Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce

This basic cranberry sauce recipe has a perfect balance of sweet and tart.

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The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.

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Perfect Apple Pie
Perfect Apple Pie

Looking for the classic apple pie recipe? This is the perfect apple pie recipe for a beginner pie-maker—simple with delicious results!

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How to Set a Table | Table Setting
How to Set a Table | Table Setting
Setting the table isn’t as difficult as it may initially seem. The following diagram shows a full-blown table setting for a special dinner party. Adjust it as necessary to fit your menu.
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The Wild Turkey: History of an All-American Bird
The Wild Turkey: History of an All-American Bird
The American Wild Turkey has become an iconic symbol of Thanksgiving. Perhaps a brief history about our native bird is in order.
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Almanac Outhouse Ornament

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Unusual Pumpkins and Gourds for the Autumn Displays
Unusual Pumpkins and Gourds for the Autumn Displays
Colorful pumpkins and gourds are signs of autumn to me—and the autumn home and table would not be complete without them. Here are some unusual pumpkin varieties to look out for—warts and all—and ways to use these natural decorations for displays and centerpieces.
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