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Recipe: Panzanella Sandwich, AKA Poor Man’s (or Rich Man’s) Panzanella

Panzanella is a summery Italian salad that features chunks of rustic bread tossed with vegetables and doused in vinaigrette. And guess what? You can get pretty much the same product with a few hacks to your favorite sub to make … Continue reading

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Frozen pizza taste test

The other day I planned to get take out pizza from DeFazio’s, an excellent source in Troy NY. I somehow overshot the store and decided I would purchase a frozen pizza instead. I should add I had broken my arm … Continue reading

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Why beer drinkers are so angry these days

Have you noticed the new sixpack holders? They’re like a cruel practical joke on beer drinkers. Instead of nestling just under the top of the cans, so it’s easy to hook in your finger and carry a sixpack, the loops … Continue reading

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Recipe: King’s Hawaiian Sausage Sliders

King’s Hawaiian Rolls are like regular dinner rolls, but slightly SWEET. I couldn’t resist making sliders from the new four-packs which are just right for a couple’s meal or a single hungry haole. This King’s Hawaiian Sausage Sliders recipe is … Continue reading

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Recipe: Stuffing Pudding (bread pudding made with leftover Thanksgiving stuffing)

Send that final tub of leftover stuffing out with a sweet farewell. Stuffing Pudding is made with Eagle Brand condensed milk, which you may well have around from your holiday bakes. Serves 8-10 as dessert. Ingredients: 4 c leftover bread … Continue reading

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Leftover turkey: the value chameleon

I had a marketing client who referred to his software as the “value chameleon”. It sounds sexy, though I was never sure exactly what he meant. And “value chameleon” is a perfect description for that shape-shifter known as leftover turkey, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving leftovers or Thanksgiving hangovers?

Day-after-Thanksgiving is surely the best of the leftover days. In the very near future we will be desperately chopping suspiciously slippery bits of turkey into hash, or struggling with watery turkey minestrone. But today we feast… on leftover turkey sandwiches. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Amish Creamed Celery

Here’s a refreshingly different side dish to serve at Thanksgiving, when celery is on sale. I went ISO Amish Creamed Celery recipes because I missed out on the wedding feast* at Fisher’s Restaurant during my recent trip to Amish country. … Continue reading

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Southern-style squash casserole for Thanksgiving

Heads up, we are getting massive hits for our good ole Highland Park Cafeteria Squash Casserole recipe. Have the feeling a lot of folks are making this for Thanksgiving. If you are not familiar with this recipe, check it out!

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Stress-free Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house

We love Thanksgiving at Burnt My Fingers. What could be better than a holiday that’s all about food, and celebrating the “blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies” (in the words of President Lincoln, who initiated the holiday in 1863) … Continue reading

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