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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe Recommendation

by Jamie Sanford on November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I don’t really cook at all, but I have been sharing the hell out of this turkey preparation recipe that my husband will be using tomorrow to make turkey for us.  Naturally I see no other choice but to share it here as well.

Click here for the cheesecloth magic that Martha Stewart uses to make a turkey, that has been used to GREAT success in my house for the last few years.

Another shot of the turkey.Here’s a look at last year’s finished turkey.  The little potatoes and carrots around them were cooked with the breast, and were basted in the same liquid.  Super delicious but we learned a lesson about the carrots being too small and burning and getting very sad.  The non-blackened carrots were fabulous.

I’m serious people, you have time to alter your plans for how to cook the turkey.  This recipe involves coating the turkey in cheesecloth SOAKED in wine and butter.  It is no joke, and it is crazy delicious.  The turkey will be moist and yummy and the veggies you cook along with it will be outrageous as well.

Of course, I know people have attitude about how to make things like turkeys, so please leave your comments and preferences in the comments! Also, of course, Happy Thanksgiving!

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New York Subway Sign Prints

by Jamie Sanford on May 11, 2011

New York Subway Sign Prints

I really like the idea of representing a part of your life or your past with references to public transportation.  We know how well Jennifer Lopez did with referencing the 6, so why not put up images in your living room that refer to multiple train stops on the NYC subway lines?

Product description:

COLLECTION OF 3 NEW YORK SUBWAY SIGN PRINTS (11″ x 17″)

A bit of Americana brought back from New York subway cars of the early 1900’s, featuring stops throughout NYC. These prints have been carefully reconstructed and professionally printed using UV protected ink on premium archival recycled 110lb stock. A distressing technique has been applied to give the prints a worn, vintage look.

Etsy seller Flying Junction offers a collection of pieces, and doesn’t limit the collection of public transportation references to just New York – San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, London and more are available as well.

This particular set of 3 New York subway sign prints is available from Etsy seller Flying Junction for $49.

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National Geographic, Massive DVD Set

by Jamie Sanford on November 19, 2010

Today’s item is a massive National Geographic DVD set that I purchased for my husband earlier this year. Included are every single issue from 1888 through 2009!

Here’s the official breakdown of what’s included.

  • 6-disc boxed set captures National Geographic magazine’s past 121 years (1888-2009)
  • Browse over 1,400 issues, 8,000 articles, and 200,000 photos exactly as they appeared in print
  • Zoom, scroll, archive, and print in high resolution as you relive thousands of amazing discoveries
  • Advanced DVD interface lets you explore topics, search photos, browse the globe, and virtually wander back in time
  • Includes 120-page book High Adventure: The Story of the National Geographic Society
If you have someone in your life who reads a lot, is interested in everything, anything of this nature, it would be a great gift for them.  I have a wall of books in my house, so I see this purchase as the perfect way to ensure that my husband won’t try to obtain an entire set of National Geographic Magazines at any point.

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Renaissance Globe Bar for Fabulous Entertaining

by Jamie Sanford on November 16, 2010

Will and his frozen butterbeer.

Will and a Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Today’s guest blogger is my husband William.  Here’s a photo of him from our September trip to Florida, where he thoroughly enjoyed some frozen butterbeer.


I would start drinking a lot more whiskey if I owned one of these.  It is a beautiful and classy addition to the library or office of any self-respecting lush.

Not only is the map on the outside beautiful, but on the inside surface there are illustrations of the constellations.  I can think of no better way to let booze be the center of your world.

Here’s the product description:

The Renaissance Globe Bar – Verdigris Oceans
“Verdigris” oceans and gracefully tapered legs set this globe bar apart from all others. What host or hostess would not be proud to entertain guests from this magnificent centerpiece? The faithful reproduction of a XVII Century globe sits with quiet dignity while not in use, adding a touch of elegance to any setting. The top opens to reveal bar accessories, easily holding twelve glasses and four bottles, with extra space for storage on the shelf below. An elegant globe bar that will serve as an inspiration to the host or hostess who serves from it. Handcrafted in Italy, using man-made materials and hardwood. Imported by 1-World Globes. Not intended for use as a reference globe, but as a decorative furnishing. Ships un-assembled. (Bar accessories not included. Some assembly required.)

Diameter: 24.4″
Sphere Diameter: 19.6″
Height: 36.2″
Weight: 32 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 130 lbs. (ships oversize)

This extravagant bar is available from 1 World Globes for $599.

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