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Thanksgiving

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.   Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Ada Diller (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012) was an American actress and stand-up comedian, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh.

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Holiday

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Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.   Johnny Carson 

John WilliamJohnnyCarson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television talk show host and comedian, best known for his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Johnny Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.

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Thanksgiving

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I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.      Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central from 1999 until 2015.

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Pies

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Pies mean Thanksgiving and Christmas and picnics.      Janet Clarkson, Pie: A Global History

From Ms. Clarkson’s own blog site The Old Foodie:                 I am enthusiastic about food and food history, and love to write about it. Every weekday I give you a short story on a food history topic – always including at least one historic recipe, and sometimes a historic menu. And how much fun is that!

I began this blog on October 31, 2005, with the intention of posting every Monday to Friday (including holiday days) without fail. I am proud to say I have not missed a day – and by the end of 2014 will have written over 2,500 posts! More often than not, more than one recipe is included (sometimes quite a few more) so the recipe count is in the many thousands.

I am the author of several books with a food history theme, and hope you read and enjoy them too! pie charts