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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork At this time of year, Special Fork goes on a holiday hiatus and we leave you with a food-related craft idea. This year, we’re making gift wrap paper from throwaway items and potatoes. I don’t know about you, but I buy a lot from Amazon these […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork When I was 24 and living in New York City, my friend Ruth gave me a jar of rumtopf at Christmas. I had never tasted anything so delightfully ambrosial and I asked for the recipe. Rumtopf is a German way of preserving fresh fruit with sugar […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork What did you do with the Thanksgiving turkey carcass? If you still have yours, try what I did: make delicious faux pho. But you have to make this noodle soup today. According to USDA, avoid consuming leftovers that have been left in the refrigerator for longer […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork I love hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Steve is finished with most of the food shopping and I’ve completed some of my early prep—making pie dough, baking cornbread, and cubing white bread for the stuffing, according to my Thanksgiving game plan. We’re in good shape.

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork As a child, cranberry sauce was my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Slithered from the can and sliced, glistening jewellike and with a sweet-tartness, it added just the right deliciousness to the big feast. I didn’t realize people actually made fresh cranberry sauce from scratch until I […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork After Halloween, the excitement begins, as I anticipate the upcoming holidays and all the cooking and baking ahead, from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I start planning my menus, making grocery lists and thinking about table centerpieces. I also plan on quick meals for those days when holiday […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving yet? I’m starting to look through recipes to decide what to make. I’m also thinking about how to decorate my Thanksgiving table. I’ve started gathering Indian corn, gourds and small pumpkins from the farmers’ market for a centerpiece. As much […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork If you expect your ghosts, princesses and superheroes to be champing at the bit to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, plan on a simple supper by making hot dog mummies. Accompany with some vegetable sticks or a handful of cherry tomatoes and call it a meal. These […]

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