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Turkey Trot

Yay! More Thanksgiving turkeys came in, welcome additions to our 2008 turkey gallery. Tina from Fairfax sent in this scrumptious breast. "It may not look like much," she wrote, "but it was wonderful -- I tried brining for the first...

By John Kelly  |  November 29, 2008; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Getting Stuffed: Where My Turkeys At?

My dream to build the world's greatest digital archive of Thanksgiving turkeys will have to remain just that, a dream. Exactly one person responded to my request to e-mail me photos of their roasted bird. Thank you, Pam: So much...

By John Kelly  |  November 28, 2008; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bird Is the Word

Here's our turkey, done a little earlier than we'd planned. Looks good, though.... What's your turkey look like? Send a photo to turkeypix@gmail.com. Now to carve it.......

By John Kelly  |  November 27, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Talking Turkey: Timing Is Everything

The first great decision to make when contemplating the Thanksgiving turkey is when to eat the darn thing. Do you plan for a late lunch, at around 2 or 3 p.m.? Or do you go for an early dinner, say...

By John Kelly  |  November 27, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Celebrity Roast: Send Me Your Turkey Pictures

In roughly 30 hours the bird you see above will be transformed from raw, dripping, giblet-stuffed carcass to lovely roast Thanksgiving turkey. I'm sure there are people who will be celebrating Thanksgiving with ham or fish, but a big...

By John Kelly  |  November 26, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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His Master's Voice: Talking to Your Pet

I talk to my dog. Not constantly, but every other morning when I take Charlie for his walk (My Lovely Wife and I alternate) I address him in a language I'm pretty sure he doesn't understand and I'm certain he...

By John Kelly  |  November 25, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Capturing the Flag: Long May It Wave

I think one of the first things foreigners notice when they come to America is how much we love our flag. We stick it everywhere: on our public buildings, on the porches of our homes, atop our car dealerships, on...

By John Kelly  |  November 24, 2008; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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