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Creamy Onion Turkey Gravy

Gravy is a Thanksgiving Day essential. More than any other side, this flavorful liquid intermingles with just about everything on a traditional plate. Drizzle over the turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes and leave a small pool for dipping in those potato rolls. The next day, warmed gravy kicks all other ... Read More »

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Holiday Travel Bingo

Growing up, holidays and summers were filled with road trips. My Mom managed to occupy us with magnetic Scottie dogs, cassettes filled with Mac Davis and travel bingo cards. If Pinterest had been around in the 1970’s Mom would’ve kicked ass. Since I rarely have an original idea, this post comes courtesy ... Read More »

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing is so simple and versatile you will be reinventing it with seasonal twists. Because brussels sprouts have mineral notes in their flavor profile, they are often cooked and paired with bolder flavors. Think of this uncooked preparation as a Thanksgiving slaw. ... Read More »

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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes can be made up to four days ahead and frozen for up to two weeks. Dairy is essential to the make-ahead aspect of this dish. The combination of cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, butter, and half-and-half create a mashed potato casserole. Bring the dish to room temperature to ... Read More »

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Apple, Sage, and Celery Stuffing

Apple, Sage, and Celery Stuffing is made with gluten-free bread. The recipe from Duda Farm Fresh Foods yields a moist mixture with all the classic flavors of a traditional stuffing but with an added layer of Parmesan cheese for a crispy topping. Use a tart Granny Smith apple or a ... Read More »

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Smoked Paprika Gravy

Smoked Paprika Gravy from the McCormick test kitchens can be made a day of ahead of time. Cool to room temperature and store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Gently rewarm on the stovetop. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired. Smoked Paprika Gravy Yield: 8 (1/4) servings 1/4 ... Read More »

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Mix 105.1 Recipe of the week: Brined Brown-Sugar Turkey

Brined Brown-Sugar Turkey is my Morning Mix recipe of the week. The recipe is a great option for the Thanksgiving table. Brining is similar to marinating, but is primarily focused on moistening the meat as opposed to adding flavor. The recipe was developed by Butterball, a trusted source for holiday ... Read More »

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21 Reasons African Digital Innovation Can Build Dopeness

21 Reasons African Digital Innovation Can Build Dopeness William Jackson #MyQuestToTeach Sponsor of WordCamp Nairobi Kenya 2017 The recent WordCamp Nairobi and other tech venues that are hosting technology conferences, workshops, meetups and supporting entrepreneurs and I-trepreneurs are growing in Africa. Tech is becoming common place. Being dope on Social ... Read More »

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Sweet Potato and Bacon Gratin

Sweet Potato and Bacon Gratin from BettyCrocker.com is an easy side for Thanksgiving dinner with lots of Florida flavor. Resist the urge to use half-and-half or milk in place of the cream, as it tends to break and result in a sauce with a curdled appearance. Sweet Potato and Bacon ... Read More »

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Father and Son Attending and Speaking at International WordCamps

Father and Son Attending and Speaking at International WordCamps William Jackson, educator, blogger and community activist Sean Jackson, graduate students Florida State University @wmjackson – Twitter Growing numbers of public school educators, higher education instructors and private school educators that are engaged in writing/blogging and building dynamic content have turned ... Read More...

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