Using a meat thermometer, how to peel a chestnut, homemade bathroom cleaners

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 25, 2019


Radical historians now tell the story of Thanksgiving from the point of view of the turkey.
–Mason Cooley, U.S. aphorist (1927–2002)

Monday, November 25, 2019
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
How to Use a Meat Thermometer

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.


New! Bourbon Infused Specialty Coffee by Don Pablo

Specialty Coffee soaked in fine Kentucky Bourbon, then roasted to remove the alcohol, so only the Bourbon flavor remains. A velvety balance with intense, full-bodied notes of caramel, honey and butterscotch. Sold in a 2-pack, makes a great gift!

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Make a Pretty Lattice Crust

How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust
If you’re making a top crust for your pie, making a lattice top is quick and easy. This short video will show you the process.
Pewter Zipper Pulls

Great for fleece coats and backpacks! Pewter zipper pulls are fun and convenient!  A stylish accessory that is also helpful for arthritic or small hands. Made in Vermont.

Caring for Your Holiday Cactus

Christmas Cactus
Christmas cacti are a very popular houseplant—and for good reason! When they bloom, they produce colorful, tubular flowers in pink or lilac colors. Their beautiful flowers, long bloom time, and easy care requirements make them a wonderful plant. We’ll bet someone in your family has a Christmas cactus!
Solar-Powered Decorative Lighting

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. Check out our large selection.

How to Peel a Chestnut

How to Peel a Chestnut
Here’s how to peel a chestnut—without cutting off your thumb!
Bird Feeders

Many designs to choose from that are sure to attract lots of activity!

Homemade Bathroom Cleaners

Homemade Bathroom Cleaners: Toilets, Tubs, and Tiles
To clean your bathroom, use items straight from the pantry! From a toilet bowl cleaner to tub, tile, and shower cleaners, find out how to clean a bathroom with some of our favorite homemade bathroom cleaners.
Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold holiday prints. Impress your guests! Supplies are limited.