Question of the Day: Do You Cook with Stoneware?

It's funny, but when I was a teenager and my mom started using Pampered Chef stoneware, I swore I would never cook with it in my own kitchen. The idea of using a dish that you didn't wash with soap -- you do know you're not supposed to wash them with soap, right? -- was…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get Pesticides Out

Today we continue our unique take on spring cleaning with Katie from Kitchen Stewardship’s Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Junk Out. This week’s topic is eliminating pesticides. Head on over to Kitchen Stewardship, where Laura from Heavenly Homemakers is chatting about organic gardening and why she avoids pesticides in her own garden. Keeping my garden…

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Preparing for Thanksgiving: Creating a Cooking Schedule

If you're hosting Thanksgiving and doing most of the cooking, it's important to put together a cooking schedule ahead of time so that you can make sure you don't forget anything or end up with room temperature mashed potatoes by the time everything else is ready. Although it can be overwhelming to think about how…

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Question of the Day: How Do You “Do” Thanksgiving?

I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year! Last year we started a new tradition of having a low-key (but still traditional) Thanksgiving dinner with my mom, step-dad and little sister at their house, and it was a lot of fun. Of course, last year I ruined all of the pies, so they may decide…

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Countdown to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Whether it's your first time hosting Thanksgiving or you're a seasoned veteran, it's no secret that success is found through preparedness and organization.  The key is to start planning early so you have everything under control and don't end up with…

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Preparing for Thanksgiving: Thinking Through Your Needs
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Preparing for Thanksgiving: Thinking Through Your Needs

To be honest, I'm still in shock that it's already November, never mind that Thanksgiving is just three-and-a-half weeks away. But it is, and I got an email from a sweet reader, Jenna, a couple of weeks ago asking if I could please talk about hosting Thanksgiving dinner since I had skipped right to Christmas…

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