Cranberry sauce, Pilgrim turkey recipe, wishbone lore

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 19, 2018

giving

Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet,
Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.
Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,
But we read this book, anyway, over and again
.

–Alberto Ríos (b. 1952)

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Pilgrims' Thanksgiving Turkey
Pilgrims' Thanksgiving Turkey

This absolutely wonderful Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving Turkey recipe won first prize in The 1988 Old Farmer’s Almanac Recipe Contest.

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Millie's Pierogi

Millie’s Pierogi are handmade using the finest-quality ingredients. One dozen delicious pierogi are nestled in a tray, making a one-pound package of pure enjoyment! Order today!

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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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Predicting Weather with a Wishbone
Predicting Weather with a Wishbone

Can you really predict weather with a wishbone? Back around the turn of the last century, in the days before the National Weather Service, the so-called goose bone method was a famous weather-forecasting technique. Here’s how to try it at home.
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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

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Weather on the First Thanksgiving
Weather on the First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving travel always makes weather a big concern, so I thought it might be fun to write about weather on the very first Thanksgiving. Ironically, we know more about the weather than the date itself!
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Holiday Dish Towels

Festive and cheery! Nicely made, easy-care cotton.

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The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins

When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries? Pumpkin? Brussel sprouts? All of these colorful foods, in moderation, are not only delicious, but healthy and nutritious! Here are the top Thanksgiving picks …
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Paine's Balsam Fir Incense

The fragrant tips of the balsam fir tree give this incense its warm, woodsy, forest aroma. It has become an endearing winter tradition for many families. Includes 24 logs and a holder. Grown and made in Maine. Makes a unique hostess gift or stocking stuffer.

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