Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Collide Thursday: Plan a Mashup Meal

Yesterday, Jeffrey Weiss at the DMN wrote an interesting piece on how, for the first time in history, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah celebrations ended up on the same day. His “dissimilar calendar” calculations are over my head, but make for an interesting read. Spoiler alert! He writes:

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Thanksgiving Stuffing: 7 Mini Reviews of Dallas’ Dressing Situation

To say I love stuffing is to be polite in front of strangers. My infatuation with stuffing (or “dressing” if you’re fancy) runs deeper than allegiances to blood or country. I know what you’re probably thinking: “Yeah right, Jake. A side that consists of bread crumbs, onion, celery, salt, pepper, and other spices is so […]

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Book Your Thanksgiving Reservations and Order That Turkey.

Thanksgiving is 10 days away. That’s scary. After Thanksgiving, there’s only Christmas to look forward to, then New Year’s, and then it’s all over. The holiday season is done. No more candy canes, no more cookies with red and green icing. Time to hyperventilate a little. Or, if you’re like me, pretend life is wonderful […]

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2013 Thanksgiving Guide: Where to Pre-Order Turkeys and Where to Dine in Dallas

Al Biernat Artizone Bolsa Mercado Bread Winners Cafe Pacific Del Frisco’s Steakhouse FM Smoke House The Grape Green Grocer Greenling Highland Park Cafeteria Katy Trail Ice House Kent Rathbun Omni Hotel The Pyramid Second Floor Bistro Malai Salerno’s Tart Bakery Wine Poste Yummilicious’ Yo-Pie III Forks Central 214 Cook Hall CRU Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa […]

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D: The Cookbook Recipes: Pecan Lodge’s Collard Greens

Serves 12 INGREDIENTS For the collard greens: 1 cup bacon, diced 4 ounces butter, unsalted 1 cup yellow onion, chopped 3 pounds collards, stemmed and cut into 1-inch square pieces For the broth: 8 cups water 1 tablespoon salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1/3 cup cider vinegar […]

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For a Swifter Thanksgiving Meal, Spatchcock Your Turkey

Food52 has an awesome shot-by-shot blog post on how to spatchcock a turkey, which looks like a better Thanksgiving alternative to making a gross turducken. “Spatchcocking” is just the fun way to tell people you’re butterflying a bird, by taking out its backbone. Why would you do such a thing? Well, it’s much easier than it […]

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What To Drink Now: Thanksgiving Zin, Syrah, Grenache and More

Last week I gave some ideas for pairing the Thanksgiving meal with Pinot Noir, one of my favorite varieties to enjoy all the time, but particularly with this holiday meal.  It is not the only option though, as across the country families have their traditional favorites that pair just perfectly with turkey and side dishes […]

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The Clock is Ticking. Here’s Where You Can Dine in Dallas for Thanksgiving.

It’s probably too late to pre-order your turkey and sides right now, but you can still simplify your life by dining at a restaurant on Thanksgiving day. Check out this list of 22 restaurants. I’m sure all of them would be more than happy to take your money. (New to the list: Sēr and Cook Hall.)

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The Great Turducken Question

This weekend, while I was visiting Austin, my Nigerian friend asked, “What’s a turducken?” This, of course, prompted a lively conversation inside a Korean restaurant about the pros and cons of stuffing a chicken inside of a duck inside of a turkey. Though I’m a happy carnivore, the thought of eating three different kinds of […]

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Not To Be Annoying, But Have You Planned For Thanksgiving Yet?

If you’re cooking, check out these recipes: Happy Hostess’ Thanksgiving menu has recipes included in a downloadable pdf. (I’m planning to make her sweet potato gratin with garlic and rosemary myself.) Also, check out Travis’ amazing green beans with bacon crumbles and fresh mushrooms. He makes it look so easy. If you’re not cooking, take […]

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Look What I Made: Thanksgiving Green Beans My Way

I love Thanksgiving. Food, family, not working on a Thursday, football. Food. Thanksgiving has it all.* Unless you’re planning on doing some banking, mailing of letters or fasting, in which case you’re sadly out of luck. Still, the food. The thing I don’t particularly like about Thanksgiving is actually… some of the food. Awkward! Look, I […]

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Be Thankful: The Happy Hostess Has Your Thanksgiving Plan

Whenever my mom and I host Thanksgiving, Mom will call me at the beginning of November to establish a game plan. The conversation is always the same: Mom: I cannot believe Thanksgiving is three weeks away. Me: I know. I haven’t even started thinking about Christmas gifts yet. Mom: Let’s not think about Christmas. What […]

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