Sunday, October 22, 2017
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So, why would we think that turkey makes us sleepy? Pumpkin pie, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Pumpkin_Pie.jpg Scrumptious and good for you! Pumpkin pie is loaded with a healthful phytonutrient called beta-carotene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Just because after a heavy Thanksgiving dinner you want to take a nap? Yep. That’s why. So, is there any truth to it? Should we be eating a turkey sandwich whenever we have trouble going to sleep? Nope. The science tells us that a chemical turkey has in abundance, tryptophan, makes serotonin which can cause drowsiness and is a precursor to melatonin,... (Read More ...)

Memories. Blending families. New Traditions. What kind of stuffing do you make? Thanksgiving Dinner with All the Trimmings Do you remember your mother’s turkey dressing? Is that the kind you make now? Wonderbread breadcrumbs with egg, onion and sage? Pecan? Cornbread? Oyster? Gizzard? Inside the bird or outside in a pan in the oven? Blending Families to Make New Traditions One year, we had three kinds of stuffing. My husband wanted to see what oyster stuffing tasted like. We had long before agreed to blend our family traditions by having both the white bread inside the bird of my Midwestern roots... (Read More ...)