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Most American families who take food seriously during the holidays are now beginning to think about all they need to do for its preparation.

The received wisdom about Thanksgiving is that notwithstanding its folklorically-correct gluttony, it's the least commercial, ergo purest, and for many the favorite and most

Everybody loves apple pie, and everybody at the very least has warm feelings about pumpkin pie, which is practically a symbol of the holidays. Apple

I know many who say that Thanksgiving is their absolute most favorite holiday ever. I, too, have a special fondness for a celebration that's

In early October I wrote a light-hearted story about the supposed pumpkin shortage on Long Island. It was hard to believe national news reports

If you are hosting the holiday meal, Thanksgiving is the best of times and the worst of times. My mother believed that Thanksgiving was the