Thursday, November 22, 2012
Some local restaurants and stores are open on Thanksgiving.
Need some whipped cream for the pumpkin pie? Want to go to a movie after the big feast? Prefer to let someone else do the cooking? Some stores, restaurants and entertainment places around Largo are open on Thanksgiving Day: 1. Grocery Stores 2. Restaurants 3. Movies 4. Drug Store 5. Mini-Golf 6. Bakery Stay connected by signing up for our free email newsletter or "liking" us on Facebook. Know of something that's open, which we missed? Please add it to the comments.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you don't feel like cooking this Thanksgiving, you can stay close to home and have dinner at a restaurant right here in Largo.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thanksgiving Eve is one of the five busiest days of the year for pizza sales, according to Market Watch.
While pumpkin or apple may be the pie of choice on Thanksgiving, the Wednesday night before the holiday may find "pies" with pepperoni, sausage and cheese on many Largo tables. While preparing for the lavish Thanksgiving feast with turkey and all the fixings, the last thing many cooks want to do is cook another meal for Wednesday's Thanksgiving Eve supper. Ordering pizza on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a popular choice. In fact, Thanksgiving Eve is one of the top five pizza sales days, according to Market Watch. Santo Sardo, owner of Largo's Sardo Pizza, said both the days before and after Thanksgiving are busy days for pizza sales at his Ulmerton Road store. "The day before Thanksgiving everybody is gearing up for the …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Check out this holiday rundown of sweet treats, ranging from cookies to pies to gluten free and vegan options.
Whether you're into pumpkin or you're allergic to gluten, this holiday rundown of recipes compiled by Patch should have something for every kind of dessert lover. Pumpkin pie is a staple at the dinner table on Thanksgiving. For others, pecan pie seals the deal for a successful turkey day. Feeling ambitious this Thanksgiving? Try this pumpkin cream pie recipe. Apple pie is another big hit with those who are susceptible to sweets. Have a taste of this pumpkin walnut cake. Ever heard of the Thanksgiving cheesecake? Try it out. The creators of this pumpkin cake say it's the "turkey spotlight stealing" addition to your dining room table. Try making these pumpkin pinwheels for a solid piece of eye and stomach candy. Pumpkin cookies with cream …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Here are some tips to help the four-legged members of the family have a safe holiday. Plus, where to get a pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for your dog in Largo.
Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather. For many people, pets are part of the celebration. At Largo's Open Air Market this Saturday, the All Natural Treats for Dogs booth will have pumpkin pies and Thanksgiving dinners for dogs for sale. Munchies Natural Pet Foods and Largo Feed & Garden Supply Inc are a couple other local businesses that also sell products for your pets. As you celebrate Thanksgiving here are some tips from the ASPCA on feeding Fido and Fluffy:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The stores will open earlier this year for Black Friday shoppers.
Target will be pulling an all-nighter come Black Friday Eve. The store announced this week that they will open at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 with select Black Friday savings. The store will begin offering additional Doorbuster sales at 4 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23. In Largo, that means you can head over to our Target at the Largo Mall right after you finish off that Thanksgiving dessert. "We heard from our guests that they look forward to kicking off their holiday shopping with deal-hunting on Thanksgiving night," said Kathee Tesija, Target's executive vice president for merchandising in an announcement. "Opening at 9 p.m. gives Target’s Black Friday guests a more convenient way to create an after-dinner shopping event that the entire family…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. An Allrecipes.com user contributes this Greek take on turkey, which combines ground beef and pork with tangerine juice, rice and other ingredients for an in-bird stuffing. This one requires no pre-made …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A cheesy potato casserole and delicious cranberry sauce are sure to light up your Thanksgiving dinner table.
It’s time for Thanksgiving, my favorite time of the year! Not only do you get to see family, but the food is plentiful and delicious. If your family is anything like mine, there are multiple side dishes to choose from to accompany the all important turkey. Everything from green bean casserole to sweet potato pie has been served at our table and now, I would like to share some fantastic side dish recipes that may become a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Ingredients Cheesy Potato Casserole 3 lbs red potatoes, sliced 1 lb broccoli, chopped 1 10.75 oz can cream of chicken 1 cup sour cream ½ lb ham, sliced 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp basil ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated ½ cup Asiago, grated ½…
Deep-fried or roasted, these recipes will produce a tasty turkey for your Thanksgiving table.
Haven't decided how to cook your Thanksgiving turkey? Here are a few recipies to help you along the way. Southern Deep-Fried Turkey Thaw turkey completely. Clean out cavity, discarding giblets and neck. Cut off wing tips and tail. Rinse under cold running water and pat dry. In a medium bowl, combine vinaigrette, sherry and seasonings. Strain the marinade, then place in an injection syringe. Inject the marinade in the turkey breast, thighs and legs. Place turkey in a food-safe, plastic bag and refrigerate for 2 hours. Turn the bag over and massage the turkey to work the marinade into the meat. Remove form bag, drain and pat dry. Place fryer/cooker outside, placed on level ground and in an open space away from the house. Never use a turkey …
Here is a collection of five table options to help you start thinking about your family's holiday feast.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Thursday, November 1, 2012
It's never too early to start planning for your future—your holiday future, that is. Below is a collection of Thanksgiving recipes from Patch readers to get your creative juices flowing and your tummy rumbling. Have your own recipe you'd like to share? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll make sure to feature it. Submitted by John McCarthy The recipe below is not an old family tradition, but is the way I will always prepare a turkey. I brined my first turkey breast last Thanksgiving and it was the most tender and moist turkey I had ever cooked. It carved perfectly as thin or thick as I wanted to cut it with no crumbling of any kind. Note: If you can find a fresh (unfrozen) turkey breast, this a great start, but you can also use a …