Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Family Keeps Up 40-Year Thanksgiving Breakfast Tradition

Jennifer and Jeff Hollander of West Bloomfield won’t wake up early on Thanksgiving morning to put their holiday turkey into the oven. Instead, they will be heating up griddles for the first batch of pumpkin pancakes that will serve some 70-80 friends and family at their annual Thanksgiving Breakfast, a tradition dating back some four…

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Life, Like Football, Requires Great Defense

In April 2009, I remember hearing the first reports of a potentially virulent strain of influenza called “Swine Flu.” While the outbreak started in rural Mexico, a few isolated cases had already shown up in California and Texas.
By the end of the following month, Swine Flu, also known as H1N1, had swept through all 50 states and the virus’ first fatalities were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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Gina’s Guide to Your Dilemma-Free Thanksgiving Day Holiday Meal

It’s your stomach’s favorite secular holiday where hedonism is on the menu. With all that pie for your pie hole and couch time for your big belly, what could go wrong? Nothing, provided you have Gina’s Thanksgiving quick reference guide to help you navigate a few common pitfalls the Pilgrims didn’t anticipate.

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Calling Thanksgiving Christmas is Just the Israeli Way

It had been six months since I made the big move from the States to my husband’s native home, Israel, and as that first November abroad unfolded, I began longing for parades, turkey, pie and holiday sales.
Reflecting upon Thanksgiving had made this American gal long for friends and family back in Detroit, and since my in-laws finally lived within proximity to actually invite over for a meal, I thought they might enjoy a traditional American holiday dinner.
Thanksgiving, I figured, contained all the requisite elements for an Israeli celebration: endless amounts of food, plenty of family and, of course, tradition — sans the Israeli fare.

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