Category: Thanksgiving

Sweet and Tangy Cranberry Salad

Print Recipe Sweet and Tangy Cranberry Salad Source: Mama, cir. 1980’sCranberries are almost as important as the tradition of Turkey at the Thanksgiving table.  How did the “bitter berry” make it to the first Thanksgiving table in 1621?  The cranberry is native to North America, and therefor, it was imbued by the local tribes who …

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Simplest Creamy Cheesecake

Simple, creamy, delicious cheesecake got it’s start in the U.S. around 1929 from the legendary Turf restaurant, The restaurant was owned by Arnold Reuben Junior.  After winning the gold medal in the 1929 World’s Fair for the first and only cheesecake, the secret got out. Soon it became an American legend.  Almost as legendary as …

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Family Thanksgiving and its history

We’re never to old to learn, so, let’s talk about my family Thanksgiving in 2018 and the history of Thanksgiving dating back to 1607. The old cliché holiday which boasts ‘so much to be thankful for’ was once again upon our doorstep.  It was already Thanksgiving season and I was not at all prepared.  In …

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