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For the 'be all' of Thanksgivings, make dessert first - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/11213/Perfectly_Pie/#sthash.MLQpgibi.dpuf
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Ethel Hofman
This year, as usual, we're going to celebrate Thanksgiving with family -- but not at our house. Instead, we'll be with our grandchildren, Nicole and Jonathan, whose parents have an even larger dining room. Since I don't have the lion's share of cooking and setting up, I'm making the pies with their help. Not just the usual pies -- the...
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Ethel Hofman
Tofu! Lately, it's the ingredient that's commanding more shelf space in the marketplace. And shoppers are grabbing the soy-based product in every form. From milk to fake "ground round," hickory-smoked "turkey" and frozen desserts, this is a skyrocketing expansion on the look-alike "bacon bits" that have been around for decades. Why the growing popularity? Nutritionally, tofu is a solid source...
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I had long considered it a rule of thumb that great artists in whatever field of endeavor are generally excellent writers -- splendid diarists, say, or incisive letter-writers at the very least. There are so many creative types who fit the bill -- Vincent Van Gogh, for example, or Hector Berlioz. But I've recently met the example that undermines my...
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Seen the movie, now see the bias? If you're going to Kazakhstan, don't wear flowers in your hair. Or, for that matter, a Star of David. Well, that's what's to be surmised from watching the new educational documentary, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," opening in non-Kazakhstan movie houses Nov. 3. But with such...
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Oscar Madison ... from slob to blog? "Oh, I'm no good at those computers; I was never that friendly with typewriters, either. I haven't come into the 21st century yet." Despite his protestations, Jack Klugman, who sported one of TV's most memorable roles as loveable loutish loser Oscar Madison -- one-half of the oddest of odd couples ever to debate...
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