Monthly Archives: November 2012

thankgiving goes out with a bang

On the morning of Thanksgiving, I allowed myself to crawl back under the covers for a few minutes. I was listening to a special edition of The Splendid Table on NPR. They were taking calls from people in turkey crisis. … Continue reading

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less than 48 hours until thanksgiving

Tonight I made the cranberry sauce and cooked the yams. I also ironed the table linens, which I think is where I will call it a day. I suspect tomorrow will be crazy (and all about pies). Already I was … Continue reading

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less than two weeks until thanksgiving

November is really moving along quickly. Two weeks from now, Thanksgiving 2012 will be but a memory. By the end of this weekend, these are some things you probably want out of the way: Finalize your guest list and menu. … Continue reading

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someone tried to steal our car

We decided to spend Friday night in downtown LA. We are on the homestretch, so to speak, of our annual mattress run to maintain our status with SPG. We left the book signing, had lunch, and drove downtown via Olympic … Continue reading

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meeting smitten kitchen

Last Friday, B and I drove to Beverly Hills to meet the author of the long anticipated, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Deb Perelman. We arrived early and I picked up the copy of the book that I had pre-ordered over … Continue reading

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talking turkey

Probably the scariest part of Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey. It is after all, typically the center of attention, and what is on everyone’s mind. The good news is that thanks to technology the problems most likely to ruin your … Continue reading

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counting down to thanksgiving

It is hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is a mere 16 days away! I am hosting, so thought I would share a few tips and tricks. I have been responsible for holiday dinners since I was in high school. I … Continue reading

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thanksgiving is about gratitude

Usually around this time of year, I post my annual rant about the commercialization of the holidays, and how every year the advertisements for Christmas, in particular, come earlier and earlier. Despite that this year I have seen TV commercials … Continue reading

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