Thursday, November 22, 2012
Fenton connections include Pilgrim Place, as well as Nutmeg Lane and Allspice Avenue, where, undoubtedly, the pie is good.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Profile America Facts for Features Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 22, 2012 In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. Historians have also recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including British colonists in Virginia in 1619. The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Turkey may be Thanksgiving's star, but for many, what makes the annual holiday feast special is pie. Harvest are pies made easy - thanks to the invention of ready-made pastry crust.
Turkey may be the headliner at the Thanksgiving table but what I give thanks for is pie. Whether it’s pumpkin, pecan or apple, baking pies is a Thanksgiving tradition worth continuing. Thankfully, refrigerated pastry crusts have made baking anything with a crust easy. However, that hasn't always been the case. Making pie crust from scratch is an art that few home bakers ever mastered, leaving countless home tables pie-less. Until the miracle of pre-packaged fresh refrigerated rolled-out and ready-to-use pastry dough, home bakers struggled with pre-mixed pie sticks or frozen pastry shells. While refrigerated piecrust/pastry remains a modern marvel, it still needs a little special handling to ensure success. First, bring the crust to room …
Monday, November 12, 2012
According to the National Retail Federation's annual forecast of the holiday shopping season, more people will be self-gifting themselves this year than in any other.
We're all guilty of it. Who hasn't gone into a store with a specific purpose in mind: to buy the perfect gift for a loved one. The end result: a perfect gift for . . . yourself. According to the National Retail Federation's annual forecast of the holiday shopping season, more people will be self-gifting themselves this year than in any other. "As a nod to just how much shoppers enjoy taking advantage of retailers’ holiday promotions to treat themselves to something nice, consumers are expected to spend the most on non-gift items in the survey’s 10-year history," the study said. According to the study, six in 10 shoppers plan to spend an average of $139.92 on “self-gifting” this holiday season. Seven in 10 young adults ages 18-24, often …