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  • Fishing Report 11-25-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 359 cfs. Flows continue to run high from runoff and the water is murky. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

  • VIDEO: Black Friday shopping kicks off
  • Earlier deals, longer hours woo Friday shoppers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of shoppers lined up at Macy's, Best Buy and other stores nationwide to buy everything from toys to tablets on Black Friday despite the economic downturn and some planned protests of the shopping holiday.

    Some stores had crowds rushing in when they opened their doors at midnight — a few hours earlier than they normally do on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. A few that opened on Thanksgiving Day even were filled with shoppers.

  • VIDEO: Thanksgiving in Afghanistan
  • Giffords serves Thanksgiving meal at Ariz air base

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords helped serve a Thanksgiving meal to service members and retirees at a military base in her hometown of Tucson, Ariz.

    Giffords arrived in the dining hall at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at midday Thursday wearing a ball cap and an apron with her nickname of "Gabby" sewn on the front. She was accompanied by her retired astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, who also donned an apron.

    Giffords used only her left hand as she served, a sign that physical damage remains from the injuries she suffered when she was shot in January.

    Kelly supported her from her left side as she worked the turkey station on the serving line. He served ham.

  • VIDEO: Parading for thanks in New York City
  • Easy, Elegant Entertaining With a French Flair

    Elegant entertaining is easy with help from Wini Moranville, author of “The Bonne Femme Cookbook.” The title, meaning “the good wife” in French, refers to fresh and delicious cuisine served at home, no matter who does the cooking. Breeze through the hectic holiday season with a touch of French flair by following these simple suggestions.

  • Avocado Oil Is Picking Up Steam in the Kitchen

    (NewsUSA) – Watch out olive oil, chefs of all varieties have a new oil option under their apron that’s as pleasing to people’s health as it is to their taste buds — avocado oil.
    “My favorite at the moment is that wonderful New Zealand invention, avocado oil. It has a delectable bright green color and a delicious avocado flavor and is incredibly good for your health,” says Ray McVinne, a celebrity chef and author.
    Avocado oil packs a Superman-like punch with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Plus, it can be infused with other savory flavors like Lemon and Rosemary to add real variety to your meals.

  • Dairy Delivers Nutrient-Rich Holiday Flavor

    (NewsUSA) – The holidays don’t intuitively seem like a good time to worry about healthy eating, but there are tasty ways to get your necessary intake of vitamins and nutrients. Dairy is an ideal example of a delicious but often overlooked source of essential nutrients — making it a great ingredient for holiday cooking.

  • Tasty Gifts From Home for the Holidays

    If it’s truly better to give than to receive, why not give more than gifts from the store this holiday season? Home-baked treats are the perfect way to warm a heart and satisfy a sweet tooth for the people on your “nice” list.
    “Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, and spend a pleasant day in your cozy kitchen making home-baked gifts, like little loaves of Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Bread,” said Martha White® baking expert Linda Carman. “Giving someone a homemade gift is special because it’s a priceless gift of your time.”