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Preserved Home: Look forward to the holidays by planning ahead

Stuffing for turkey can be made ahead of time as part of a pre-holiday planning strategy. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

November 11, 2015

One of the biggest challenges for the holiday host is spending time with guests while still meeting all the expectations of a holiday meal. And certainly, if you have out-of-town company, you aren’t just preparing one big meal, but several in between for your guests. The stress is enough to take the jingle o...

Preserved Home: Putting up with potatoes

Cheeseburger twice baked potatoes is a potato recipe that freezes well and makes a wonderful light dinner alongside a salad or a fulfilling lunch. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey-Macklem)

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

November 18, 2014

There is a domestic urban myth that potatoes don’t freeze well. Most everyone I know is under that impression, and is amazed when I tell them otherwise. With the holidays upon us, and potato sales at their prime, I’ll tell you some creative ways to stock up on potatoes for several months, including...

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