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Mention Thanksgiving and most of us think about turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie and all the other foods and traditions that go along with it. We might think about the family and friends who will gather...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
When I was a child, my grandmother used to roast up two enormous turkeys at the holidays. And of course that was on top of all the usual gravies and sauces, sides and pies. For days after, the entire...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
We can’t help it. Once the cooler weather arrives, we crave hot cocoa with the same intensity that we crave a cold beer during barbecue season. There is, after all, something intensely comforti...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Vanilla bean cheesecake hot cocoa. Once the cooler weather arrives, the hot cocoa craving can intensify.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Gingerbread hot cocoa</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Gingerbread hot cocoa</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Strain cocoa powder through a sieve to remove lumps.</span></p>

Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
Master deep-frying technique to get perfect spiced doughnuts
Plenty of us have a perfectly understandable fear of frying. After all, it can be both messy and dangerous. But it doesn’t have to be. And since eating fried food is one of life’s great jo...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Chai-spiced doughnuts. The best kind of oil for these doughnuts is one that&rsquo;s flavorless and has a high &ldquo;smoke point.&rdquo; The smoke point is the temperature at which a given oil starts to smoke; it can catch fire if it gets much hotter than that.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Chai-spiced doughnuts have a cake-like texture.</span></p>

Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
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It was a strange confession to make, but I felt I had to fess up. A friend who once ran a large recipe-based Website was recently explaining to me that slow cooker recipes are wildly more popular onli...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
Turkeys are fairly forgiving. That’s a good thing to remember, especially if you’re taking on your first Thanksgiving dinner. The feast bird can be oven-roasted or grilled. Brined or not....
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family, share a meal, have a few drinks and for some home cooks, a chance to show off their culinary skills. So if you want to liven up your holiday m...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
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LOS ANGELES — From now through the end of the year, many churches, schools and other organizations will collect food to fill food banks and food pantries during the winter holiday season. Troubl...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
Roasted vegetable dish gives each item its own seasoning
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JONATHAN JUSTUS | JUSTUS DRUGSTORE IN SMITHVILLE, MO. Ratatouille, a traditional French Provencal vegetable stew, provided the inspiration for Justus’ take on roasted vegetables. “I&rsqu...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
Dear Abby: I recently found out my daughter has been having an affair with her sister’s husband. This will tear our family apart. It will also have a huge impact on my grandchildren. I have not...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
Monthly club or community activity announcements will appear the Wednesday before the next meeting. Announcements must be submitted to the Gazette by 5 p.m. Friday. Weekly club meetings and Self Help...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
Dear Readers: Wow and double wow! It seems like a lot of you have had some pretty funny “mistakes and mishaps” in the kitchen! I had no idea so many of you would “fess up” to s...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
In “On Golden Pond,” when Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) went fishing for trout and rowed his boat, he was doing his best to fight off encroaching cognitive problems. And he had it right! A n...
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NEW YORK—Actor Shia LaBeouf is complying with treatment ordered as part of a plea deal stemming from a bizarre episode during the Broadway show “Cabaret.” The 28-year-old “Tra...
Category: Entertainment    Published: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014     comments
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