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Articles tagged with 'thanksgiving'


Giving thanks: Milwaukee chefs express their gratitude

Published Nov. 26, 2015

Thanksgiving is a time to take stock of the things that enhance our lives on a regular basis. In the spirit of the season I asked a number of chefs what they were thankful for, and here's what they told me.


Cranberries: Wisconsin's contribution to the Thanksgiving table

Published Nov. 26, 2015

Today, as you watch that ribbed cylinder of canned cranberry sauce do its little dance in the serving dish or - if you're lucky enough - eat a delicious homemade cranberry dish, consider that the lovely little gem is an important Wisconsin crop. Here are some facts - informative, healthful and fun - from the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.


Thankful for Milwaukee: what we love about our city

Published Nov. 27, 2014

Every November, folks reflect on the people and things in their lives for which they are thankful. This Thanksgiving season, we're thinking specifically about the Milwaukee people and things for which we treasure and which have improved our lives.


Thanksgiving thoughts, past and future

Published Nov. 27, 2014

There was a lot to be thankful for ths past year, but thanks also can be given for things that might happen in the next year. Call them wishes or hopes, but thanks are still deserved.


Things to be thankful for, 2014 edition

Published Nov. 25, 2014

It's Thanksgiving week, and in the spirit of the holiday, I'd like to offer some things that we can all be thankful for this season in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond.


There's a lot to be thankful for in the world of sports

Published Nov. 25, 2014

It's the time of year when we all try to figure out what it is we are thankful for and sometimes it's hard to make a decision. But in the world of sports there are a lot of gifts that we get and we should hold hands and say thank you for players, teams and owners.


Selecting the right wines can elevate your Thanksgiving feast

Published Nov. 20, 2014

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and you're hosting (or attending) a family dinner. What to do about wine? How to find something that pairs well with both turkey and cranberries? How to find a wine that appeals to you, your parents and Aunt Millie? It can be challenging, but experts say a few simple rules can help guide the way...


Embarrassment of riches on state sports landscape

Published Nov. 11, 2014

We are rapidly approaching the season of glad tidings and if you are a sports fan in Wisconsin it is just possible that all of our holiday season wishes may be on the verge of coming true. Talk about good news for sports fans in this area. We have a Thanksgiving bounty that threatens to overflow our basket.


Popular Door County pie makers deliver to Milwaukee

Published Nov. 6, 2014

Sweetie Pies, near Fish Creek in Door County, offers more than 30 handmade pies in the shop. In a couple of weeks, the bakers will hit the road and deliver the coveted pies to customers in Illinois and Chicago. There's still time to order.


What I'm thankful for...

Published Nov. 28, 2013

Thanksgiving is here, so here's some of what Dave Begel is thankful for, not just today, but most of the time.


A totally ungrateful blog

Published Nov. 27, 2013

Despite the fact it's the season of gratitude and thankfulness, I seem to be complaining a lot. So much so that I actually made a list of my "first world problems" that have been the subject of my griping this week.