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A Few of My Favorite Fall Things

Fall is my favorite time of year. Let me share with you a few of my favorite Fall things to help explain why.

  • Walking my dog in the heat of a summer morning is like trudging through a bowl of warm chowder. But with the cooler autumn mornings arriving, we become invigorated and feel like …

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    Selecting and Cooking the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

    Remove the lid or foil for the last 30 to 45 minutes of roasting time to get that gorgeous golden-brown color. Add thick veggies such as carrots, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts to the roasting pan for additional flavor.

    According to the National Turkey Federation, 88% of American families eat turkey on Thanksgiving. That’s over 46 million turkeys! Served as the main dish, it is complemented by a variety of sweet and savory side dishes, many of which are family traditions made from recipes passed down through the generations.

    Why do we eat turkey …

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    Thankful for Jane

    November in the Panhandle of Florida. Time for pumpkins, cooler weather, hay rides, football games, harvesting cotton and peanuts, and of course, Thanksgiving.  It’s also time for the annual Peanut Butter Challenge!  We gather peanut butter to give to those who could use a little help feeding their families.  Why peanut butter?  It is the …

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    Thank You Is Good For Me

    Gratitude doesn’t have to happen only on World Gratitude Day or around the Thanksgiving table. Happiness researchers have found that expressing gratitude has wide-ranging benefits. Counting your blessings on a frequent basis is associated with increased happiness. Grateful people are more likely to:

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    Tips for a Tasty (and Safe) Thanksgiving Dinner

    The highlight of many Thanksgiving meals is the turkey –juicy, golden brown, and delicious!  Before and after it reaches the table, however, follow these steps to reduce your guests’ risk of foodborne illness.

    Thaw the turkey safely:

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