Thanksgiving's godmother, carving turkey, jazzy pie crust

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 23, 2017

pumpkin pie

And the prayer, which my mouth is too full to express,
Swells my heart that thy shadow may never be less,
That the days of thy lot may be lengthened below,
And the fame of thy worth like a pumpkin-vine grow,
And thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky
Golden-tinted and fair as thy own Pumpkin pie
!

–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

 
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Sarah Josepha Hale: The Godmother of Thanksgiving
Godmother of Thanksgiving

Sarah Josepha Hale: The Godmother of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! While you are being grateful for your food, friends, and family, take a little time to remember Sarah Josepha Hale, who helped make this national day of thanks possible. 

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Presidential Origins of Thanksgiving

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'Ol Goose Bone Method

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Sunflower Birdbath/Feeder Stake

Beautifully crafted art glass bowl that can be used as a birdbath or bird feeder. Stands strong and stable with a 3-pronged base.

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How to Carve a Turkey
Carving a Turkey

How to Carve a Turkey
Get a quick refresher on how to carve the turkey before placing it on the table. This is the easiest and most efficient way to carve the big bird for your feast.

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Jazz Up That Top Crust

How to Make a Braided Pie Crust
Jazz up your next pie with a braided pie crust design! This short video will show you the process.

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