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Thanksgiving is almost upon us. With the guest list finalized and all your favorite recipes organized, there is only one unanswered question: what to

As soon as frost threatens here in Illinois, my brother Henry drops everything and calls all hands to help dig the sweet potatoes. As I

Of course, we all have favorite family recipes, especially at holidays, and no other holiday beats Thanksgiving for having a focus almost entirely on

Our image of the first Thanksgiving is a fanciful one created in grammar schools across the nation. We imagine pilgrims sharing turkey, sweet potatoes,

I must be one of the few Americans who didn't grow up eating home-cooked spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. I do fondly remember, however,

It was love at first bite. The first time I tasted Hawaiian-style tuna poke, I fell madly in love with it. "Poke" -- pronounced