Pumpkin Pie on the Plane and Other Holiday Questions

Posted on 11/16/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWill airport security let me bring my pie as a carry-on? Can I cook a frozen turkey? Does deep-frying a bird really work? You have holiday questions, we have answers. What food can I take as a carry-on? According to the Transportation Security Administration’s website, these foods are classified as potential threats: cranberry sauce, creamy dips and spreads, gravies, jams, jellies, maple syrup, oils, vinegars, salad dressing, salsa, sauces and soups. The answer to the season’s No. 1 one travel question — …

Thaw A Turkey in the Dryer? Try Some Safer Methods

Posted on 11/21/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthUnder the heading “Don’t Try This At Home,” comes this photo of actress Zooey Deschanel, star of the new Fox TV sitcom “New Girl,” trying unsuccessfully to defrost a Thanksgiving turkey in the dryer on a recent episode. Obviously, her character is meant to be clueless, but thawing that gigantic poultry cannonball in time to cook it for the holiday feast is a common problem — and a potential source of food-borne illness. Because most of us only have to …

4 Frugal Foods to Stock Up on This Thanksgiving…or Right After

Posted on 11/15/2011 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & Savings“You must be cooking two Thanksgiving dinners, huh?” the supermarket cashier said to me. I hadn’t realized it, but my groceries marching down the conveyor belt did look like a parade headed toward Noah’s ark:  two bags of sweet potatoes, two sacks of cranberries, two frozen turkeys, two bags of onions. “No, just stocking up,” I said, wondering to myself if I’d forgotten the creamed corn. Or maybe that was the unicorn?

Thanksgiving Shouldn’t Empty Your Wallet

Posted on 11/23/2010 by |General News | Comments

Money & SavingsThe holiday of being thankful shouldn’t also be the holiday of being broke — after all, turkeys and the other delicious food that goes into a Thanksgiving feast can be quite a strain on your wallet. So AARP took the initiative of putting together some tips on how to spend less: Perhaps the simplest way to cut the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is to rein in the number of dishes you serve. “People typically overspend on Thanksgiving,” says Kit Yarrow, …

Turkey Wish

Posted on 11/26/2008 by |General News | Comments

Home & FamilyThanksgiving humor for all.