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Why We Eat What We Eat – Stories Behind Traditional Thanksgiving Foods

 

If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thought about why we eat those foods on Thanksgiving? Or, for that matter, why turkey is called “turkey”?

In order to answer these hard-hitting questions and maybe even give you some interesting small-talk for the table, here are the stories behind the traditional Thanksgiving foods.

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Peanut Butter Price Hike Could Make Things Sticky for Consumers

Peanut butter has been a staple for frugal food lovers for years, but a looming price increase could make it more of a luxury item before the end of the year.

Facing shortages after a dismal peanut harvest, producers have begun implementing steep price hikes, and consumers will start feeling the pinch this week — adding to a general rise in the cost of food throughout 2011. 

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Candy Corn

Every year, it hides in some dark, dank corner of even the most raucous Halloween party, waiting for some unknowing fool to stick their hand in its clutches of doom. It entices its prey with colorful designs and the promise of sweet joy, only to fill its victims with a familiar sense of bland, flavorless dread. T

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Who Has The Best Breakfast Tacos In East Texas?

I'm Hispanic on my Mom's side of the family, so I come for my love of Mexican food naturally.  One of my favorite family foods were breakfast tacos.  Sometimes that involved a mixture of chorizo, eggs, barbacoa, and a multitude of other ingredients. 

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Taste of Home Cooking School in Lufkin [PHOTOS And VIDEO]

Culinary specialist Jamie Dunn and country singer Tracy Byrd cooked up an amazing show Thursday night at the The Taste of Home Cooking School held for the second time at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in Lufkin.

Here are some photos and a video from last night's event - What was your favorite moment of the evening? Which recipe was your favorite?

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What’s On The Menu Tonight At The Taste Of Home Cooking School

Tonight is the night for the 2nd annual Lufkin Taste of Home Cooking School with KICKS 105 and Brookshire Brothers.  This will be held at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center and the doors will open at 4:30, with the actual cooking show starting at 6:30.

Tracy Byrd will be on stage to help cook, plus he'll be performing a few songs before the show starts, so get there early.

Culinary specialist Jamie Dunn is back again to cook up ten delicious dishes...take a look at them after the jump. 

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5 Insanely Easy Halloween Cookie Ideas [PICTURES]

If you're planning a Halloween party, don't get lazy with the treats and snacks. Just setting out big bowls of candy is not going to cut it.

Instead, how about Mummy Cookie Pops? Or Frankenstein Marshmallows? Or even Mis-Fortune Cookies?

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Be On Stage With Tracy Byrd And Culinary Chef Jamie Dunn

Tomorrow evening we team up with Brookshire Brothers as we kick off our 2nd annual Lufkin Taste of Home Cooking School at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center.

Culinary Artist Jamie Dunn will be on stage preparing 10 delicious dishes and country music star Tracy Byrd will be singing before the cooking gets underway and he'll be lending a hand at cooking as well.

How would you like to be on stage as one of our official Taste of Home Taste Testers? 

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How To Peel A Head Of Garlic In 10 Seconds [VIDEO]

Let's see....zero equals the number of times I've ever had to peel a head of garlic.

However, this is good information to have in case I ever need to...plus, I just like the violence displayed against the helpless garlic.

Quick warning - the "a" word does get mentioned. 

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What Would Be Your Last Meal?

No more last meal requests for death row inmates in Texas.

All other prisoners facing the long walk have Lawrence Brewer to thank for this after he ordered two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover's pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts before being put to death a few nights ago -- he didn't eat any of it. 

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Yum? Deep-Fried Bubblegum Wins Top Prize at Texas State Fair [VIDEO]

Of all the foods a person might deep fry, this could be the strangest. At the Texas State Fair on Monday, a deep-fried concoction of bubblegum and marshmallows won the prize for the most creative dish.

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Is Domino’s Pizza Really Building a Branch on the Moon? [VIDEO]

If an ad campaign from Domino’s Japan is to be believed, the pizza giant is making plans to take their brand to the final frontier: the moon.

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