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Please everyone this Thanksgiving

Roasting a turkey, like hosting Thanksgiving, is all about compromise. When you gather extended family members together for a meal, any personal ideas of perfection get tossed in favor of accommodation.

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For meat alternative, go into beast mode

When you’re a vegetarian guest at someone else’s house for dinner, you have three choices: You can ask the host (politely, of course) to keep your dietary choices in mind when meal planning. You can keep quiet and hope for the best. Or you can take matters into your own hands and offer to bring something.

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Put passion into mashing potatoes, but don’t get weird

True to stereotype, my mother’s side of the family – numerous, boisterous and Irish-Catholic – loves potatoes. Each Thanksgiving requires two turkeys to feed us all. That is out of necessity, but the three potato dishes we eat every year – garlic mash, sour cream mash, and a super-cheesy gratin, usually – are purely familial preference. Many of us will try a little of all three, devoting a comical amount of real estate on our plates to the beigest of foods. You could say we eat our mashed potatoes with a side of turkey.

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What to do when family heirloom recipes call for processed cheese? Give thanks.

When I was a child, I loved Thanksgiving morning best: I'd awaken to the staccato banging of mom's Chop-O-Matic – an avocado-green cylinder of plastic fitted with spring-loaded blade – and the toasty aroma of dad's coffee. We'd flip back and forth between the various Thanksgiving Day parades on television, each one promising the arrival of Santa Claus. As the day wore on, the warm smell of turkey and dressing would overtake the house as my brother and I paged through thick Christmas catalogs and scribbled out lists.

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Quinn on Nutrition: Diabetes news

We got the historic news a little over a year ago ... FDA's approval of an artificial pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes. These folks must needle-poke their fingers several times a day to determine if their blood sugar is too high or too low and then give themselves multiple daily shots of insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels.

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A look at Cayla Jordan, the cheesecake queen

Creamy’s by Cayla Jordan will open in Arden Fair Mall’s food court Saturday in the old Cold Stone Creamery. Cayla Jordan specializes in making and selling gourmet cheesecakes, This is Jordan's video highlighting her pop shop that went up for Concerts in the Park from July 2017.

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