Week’s Most Popular Posts: November 25-29, 2013

By on November 30, 2013 6:00am EST

Let’s take a look back at the most popular posts from the week that was….



  1. Check the sign-up board for your office Thanksgiving potluck the day before and realize no one has signed up to make the turkey.
  2. Hope someone else has the same realization and will volunteer before you have to.
  3. Agree to make the turkey on your way out the door for the day.
  4. Hyperventilate when you realize that it will be impossible to find a non-frozen turkey anywhere.
  5. Google “quick ways to defrost a turkey.” 

From How To Cook Your First Thanksgiving Turkey…In 101 Simple Steps by Rachel Manwill


Clos du Bois ($10) 

A touch musty, and quite dry, this wine held up well against the sweeter Bogle with an almost smoky kick to it in the end. Definitely a good choice for those who like their reds robust.

From Cheap Wine Chic: Thanksgiving Pinot Noir For Pennies (or Under $10) by Nikki Steele


baked potato soup3. Soouuuuuppp. Find your favorite baked potato soup recipe and sub out the cubed potatoes for however much mashed potato you have left.

From Use It Up: What To Do With Leftover Mashed Potatoes by Amanda Nelson


If you haven’t been to the great Kentucky city of Louisville, there’s a good chance you’ve never had a Hot Brown. Not only has Louisville become a great food destination in its own right in the last 25 years, with innovative chefs, breweries, and distilleries, but it also has a rich tradition of iconic dishes. Especially the Hot Brown.

From Nothing Says The Day After Thanksgiving Like a Hot Brown by Bob Bires

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