December 22, 2011

After our late lunch at the Bisbee Grille, we opted for something quick for dinner. I had never heard of Culver’s before coming to Tucson and it turned out to be a fast-casual restaurant specializing in frozen custard and butter burgers. Culver’s started in Wisconsin and so they use Wisconsin cheese to top their burgers, […]

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Bisbee Grille

December 21, 2011

After our visit to Tombstone, we headed about forty minutes south to Bisbee. Bisbee is a small, historic town set in the mountains. I had been there as a kid to explore the inoperative copper mines, so I wanted to share the experience with my cousin. Unfortunately, we arrived sometime after noon and the rest […]

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Cafe Margarita

December 10, 2011

After our camping trip, I spent the rest of Thanksgiving week visiting family friends in Tucson. My 10-year-old cousin came with me on the trip to Tucson and since it was his first trip outside of California, we decided to partake in some tourist attractions that would entertain him. Our first stop was Tombstone, which […]

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Black Bear Diner

December 8, 2011

During our two nights of camping at Camp Wishon, we used homemade firestarters to create campfires hot enough to warm up our feast of Good East Roast Turkey breast, Carrot Macaroni and Cheese, garlic bread (I use a recipe from Martha Stewart ), mashed potatoes, and Kraft Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing (this stuffing is perfect to make over […]

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Camp Wishon

December 4, 2011

I’m back! Well, I’ve been back since last Sunday but my routine is only now returning to normalcy. We left the Sunday before Thanksgiving on our traditional Thanksgiving camping trip to Camp Wishon in Sequoia National Forest. We were the only campers at the campground during this visit. It made for some very dark and […]

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Good Eats Roast Turkey

November 18, 2011

I’ve made about five Thanksgiving turkeys/turkey breasts using Alton Brown’s recipe for Good Eats Roast Turkey and I get compliments on it every time. The key to Alton Brown’s recipe is his turkey brine, which helps keep a turkey moist during cooking. I used to think that the heavily-salted brine helped keep the turkey moist through some […]

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Homemade Firestarters

November 16, 2011

I loved being a Girl Scout as a kid. Camping trips, singing songs, making crafts, eating snacks, and even selling Girl Scout Cookies were all part of the experience and I loved all of it. Unfortunately, these days I haven’t retained much of what I learned in my seven years of scouting, but I do […]

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Carrot Macaroni and Cheese

November 14, 2011

For the past three years, with the exception of last year when I was in Indonesia, Devin and I camp at Sequoia National Park for Thanksgiving. And every Thanksgiving, I look forward to eating carrot macaroni and cheese. I will be in Tucson this Thanksgiving Day, so we are taking our Thanksgiving camping trip a little early […]

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