Number to Know
89 percent: A recent survey conducted by Pillsbury reveals that 89 percent of Americans say preparing homemade foods shows their loved ones how much they care. However, many think the Thanksgiving meal is the most stressful of all holiday meals to make, and 72 percent are always looking for tips and tricks to prepare their dishes quicker.
How many points are on a star anise fruit?
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Wise to the Word
pho: A hearty broth-based Vietnamese soup most often made with beef, pho (pronounced "fuh") is eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Different recipes abound, but a traditional beef broth base is made with charred onions, ginger, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and star anise. Thin slices of beef are added, as well as rice noodles and a variety of garnishes that include scallions, coriander, Thai basil, lemon, lime, bean sprouts, fish sauce and sriracha.
The Dish On…
“The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner Again!” by Liz Edmunds.
Television personality Liz Edmunds, aka the Food Nanny, is back with a second helping of her no-frills approach to getting dinner on the table. With more of her signature "Theme Nights" meal plans for getting the whole family involved, Edmunds' brilliant formula and refreshing simple solutions will save unorganized food preparers hours each day.
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