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Holiday Cooking Tips from Cook It Allergy Free

Posted Nov 23 2010 12:00am

Cook it allergy free Kim Maes runs a wonderful, colorful, useful site called "Cook it Allergy Free" that is a blast to read and loaded with hint and tips for keeping your family safe and happily well fed despite food allergies.  She ran a killer series for Thanksgiving - it's not too late to learn a tip or two. Called The Ultimate Thanksgiving Prep Guide , here's a taste to get you started. Click the link to see the entire series. She's onto Holiday cookies now, so check out her blog HERE.

Recipe cards flying, magazines being dog-eared, recipes from favorite bloggers being bookmarked.  Yes. It is my favorite time of year again. Thanksgiving preparation is in full effect.

And, yes, once again I am the host of this fabulous family-and-friend-centered food event.  It is the one holiday meal that I request as my responsibility every year.  And this marks the eighth consecutive year that I have hosted and the eighth consecutive year that I have that same feeling of excitement as the planning commences.

Now, not to toot my own horn, but I feel like I have this baby down.  I am not up at the crack of dawn on Thanksgiving morning. I am not running around like a mad-woman while the rest of the family is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  I am not wondering if the turkey is over-done or if I can get the potatoes mashed before the turkey needs carving.

Why? Because I made a plan years ago.  And (here is the kicker)…I STICK TO IT.

Well, most of the time. Except the year that my husband got a little ambitious in the traditional Thanksgiving morning father-and-son flag football game and ended up with a ruptured triceps tendon and a torn posterior shoulder capsule (requiring a long surgery that involved lots of metal). Spending time in the hospital that Thanksgiving morning put a major kink in my mojo that year. But the rest of the time? …I am on the ball...


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