Sally's Place eNewsletter
November 2012


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November Is...


National Pepper Month, National Raisin Bread Month, National Georgia Pecan Month, National Fun with Fondue Month, 
National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month,  National Apple Month, Good Nutrition Month, Vegan Month,  Banana Pudding Lovers' Month, Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month, National Pomegranate Month, National Roasting Month, Sweet Potato Awareness Month, National Pepper Month and Raisin Bread Month.

 November 1
 National French Fried Clam Day
November 2
National Deviled Egg Day
November 3
Sandwich Day

November 4 
National Candy Day
November 5
National Doughnut Day
November 6
National Nachos Day
November 7
Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 8
National Harvey Wallbanger Day
November 9 
National Scrapple Day

November 10
National Vanilla Cupcake Day
November 11
National Sundae Day
November 12
National Pizza with the Works Day
November 13
National Indian Pudding Day

 November 14
National Guacamole Day

   November 15 
Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

     November 16 
National Fast Food Day

    November 17
National Baklava Day
Homemade Bread Day

      November 18
National Vichyssoise Day

       November 19
Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

       November 20
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
   November 21
National Stuffing Day
 November 22
National Cranberry Relish Day

   November 23
National Cashew Day
National Eat A Cranberry Day
November 24
National Espresso Day
November 25
National Parfait Day
November 26
National Cake Day
November 27
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
November 28
National French Toast Day
November 29
National Chocolates Day
Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

  November 30
National Mousse Day


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Let's put the "thanks" in Thanksgiving!

dianas_thanksgiving Thanksgiving is just that, a chance to give thanks for the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the holiday and to reflect on all the things we are thankful for and cherish throughout the year.

If you are planning a holiday meal, your guests will expect the following dishes at Thanksgiving: turkey, turkey gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.  Of course, offering some vegetables would help cut the starch component.  Whatever you decide to serve, enjoy your time with family and friends.

And remember this Thanksgiving quote: May your stuffing be tasty, May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs! --Unknown

Be sure to check out the coupon from at the very bottom of this eNewsletter.  All the best in food, wine, and travel.  


Happy November,


Sally Bernstein



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Read my "U.S. Regional Styles of BBQ " and "Best BBQ Sides, Dessert Pairings, Books, and More!" and "Spices to Live By" posts on on Sally's Food for Thought blog.    

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New Articles


Sally was interviewed by eHow: Holiday Leftovers = Great Meals. Use 'Em Up. "Food expert Sally Bernstein offers some great ideas that will make your holiday meal the gift that keeps on giving." See all 10 slides. 









Dark Longings

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ally's Recommendations











Newman's Own® Organics   


newmans_ginger_snaps If you haven't tasted Newman's Own® Organics Ginger Snaps and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies, you need to do so.   These are the newest additions to their "Family Recipe Cookies"  which includes the already popular Chocolate Chip, Orange Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate Chip cookies. These cookies are vegan friendly and the suggested retail price is $3.49. For information, click here.   




Clarksburg Wine Company   


clarksburg_logo The Clarksburg appellation is nestled along the Sacramento River in northern California and is composed of various soils including sandy loams and dense clay.  "Clarksburg has proven itself to be the best viticulturally for Chenin Blanc," says wine writer Gerald Asher. Clarksburg has three new wines: 2010 Chenin Blanc VS (Vouvray Style at $24),  Chenin Blanc ($16), and Chenin Viognier ($16). For more information, click here. 




Dave's Gourmet


daves_presidential The Presidential election is upon us and Dave's Gourmet wants to see if a hot sauce can predict the outcome.  They are selling two sauces: the Barack Obama Adjustable Origin Hot Sauce and the Mitt Romney Adjustable Opinion Hot Sauce (profits go to Cancer research).  Every bottle sold is a vote for that candidate and there is a tracking poll on Dave's Gourmet's website at




Coyote Oaties 

coyote_oaties Gourmet oatmeal cookies is the name of the game at this Glendale, Arizona business owned by a Mother and Daughter team. They ship across the U.S. and deliver locally.   These are big cookies and are sold by the 1/2 dozen or dozen.  I heated mine until the chocolate chips melted and thoroughly enjoyed them.  Various flavors include: Dark Chocolate Cashew, Milk Chocolate Walnut, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Cashew, Raisin Walnut, and White Chocolate Macadamia.  Cookie crates with your company logos are available. For information, click here  


tsp spices 


tsp_spices This year, add some extra flavor to the season and blend your own pumpkin pie spice. It's easy with tsp spices. The pumpkins are ready for carving, the apples are ready for bobbing. It's Fall and time to enjoy the fruits of the harvest. Each tin contains 12 one-teaspoon packets of organic spice. The packets seal in flavor and keep out air, light and moisture. So each time you open a packet,  it's like opening a brand new bottle. For information, click here. 




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