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A Little Bit on the Sides

by B.A. Nilsson November 26, 2014

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  Buttery mashed potatoes. Creamed pearl onions. Sweet potatoes with brown sugar. And butter. And even, heaven help us, marshmallows. Which doesn’t even get us to dessert. Thanksgiving has the impressive ability to swab the most ordinary ...

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Sexual Gratitude

by Evie November 26, 2014

  Mom can ask me to peel potatoes, but she better not ask me to say grace this year. There’s something about me being a writer that makes her think I’m the best choice for leading ...

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B3nson Presents: 7th Annual Funsgiving

by The Staff November 21, 2014

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  Seven awesome bands, two favorite venues, one kickass show! What more could you possibly be thankful for? Well, sure. . . . family and health and all that. But Funsgiving might just be the next ...

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Try This at Home

by The Staff November 20, 2014

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  Figgy Pudding Ric Orlando, New World Bistro Bar 300 Delaware Ave., Albany, 694 -0520 Serves 8-plus Ingredients: 1¾ cups buttermilk 12 ounces dried Calimyrna figs, coarsely chopped 1½ cups white whole-wheat flour (such as King Arthur®) 1 cup white sugar 2½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ...

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Lovin’ in the Oven

by Stephen Leon November 20, 2014

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    Debbie Klauber’s home kitchen looks like it could be in the back of a restaurant. It’s a wide room with copper and stainless-steel countertops, a 10-burner gas stove, two wall ovens, a refrigerator, an antique ...

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Please Pass the Pheasant

by B.A. Nilsson November 20, 2014

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  Back in the unenlightened ’60s, we elementary-school wretches celebrated the run-up to Thanksgiving by collecting dying leaves, cutting endless amounts of corn ears and turkey tails out of colorful cardboard, and most annoying of all, ...

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A Sci-Fi Holiday

by John Rodat November 27, 2013

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  A dining room at Thanksgiving. The table is laden with traditional fare: a dirigible-sized turkey glistens golden brown, a snowy Himalayan mound of mashed potatoes steams, gravy rich and black in a ceramic boat so ...

Thanksgiving Buzz

by Erin Pihlaja November 21, 2012

Like many area coffee roasters and cafes, Tierra Coffee Roasters has a weekly open mic night, its own freshly roasted beans, a customer base of caffeine-addicted students and professionals, and a little bit of sassy ...

I Am Thanksome

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 20, 2012

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  This year we’ve instituted what seems likely to become a yearly tradition of a Thanksgiving tree. It’s taped on the wall of our front stairs, trunk and branches made out of brown paper. Each day, ...

Enjoy the Day

by The Staff November 15, 2012

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By Amy Halloran, Stephen Leon, Darryl McGrath and B.A. Nilsson   Pie Crust Made Easy This is the time of year when celebrity chefs, food writers and home decorating mavens share pie crust recipes with their readers, often ...

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Things Fall Apart

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 22, 2011

  To the news hound it may seem that the hardest harvest is consequence: the richly deserved chicken slaughtered on her roost, the open-pollinated burrs of hypocrisy and insincerity, the mortar-eating ivy that can’t tear down the master’s house fast enough. But ...