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  • Thank Goodness for Turkey and Fireplaces
    Thanksgiving is in the air. It’s a wonderful time to pull family and friends near, spend time together in the warm glow of the fireplace or stove, and celebrate everything for which we are thankful. Enjoying a delicious meal together is, of course, on the agenda.

    We scoured our courses and tested recipes to find some of the very best Thanksgiving favorites. Now we’d like to share them with you!

    Best Turkey Ever
    Minnesotans are well-versed in making big roaring fires to keep their houses warm. And with all the time they spend indoors, they are also great cooks. If you follow this recipe to the T, omit nothing and cook it with tender loving care, your guests will rave about your turkey for weeks – maybe even months. This recipe for Herb Roasted Turkey is provided by Lunds & Byerlys, a family-owned grocery chain and provider of fine foods in Minnesota.

    Heavenly Mashed Potatoes
    No Thanksgiving meal is really complete without mashed potatoes, which are made even better with an infusion of sour cream. Easy to prepare and serve, this recipe for Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes is provided by Foodnetwork.com.

    Brussels Sprouts Made Good
    Haters of Brussels sprouts have been turned around with this Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe from Foodnetwork.com. If you have a Harman stove with an optional grill, you can roast your sprouts! Try this recipe for Grilled Savory Brussels Sprouts, also from Foodnetwork.com, and use heat from your stove to cook the sprouts.

    Thank Goodness for Pumpkin Pie
    The very best pumpkin pie is homemade and served with a dollop of whipped cream. This recipe for Pumpkin Pie from Lunds & Byerlys of Minnesota is tried and true. And yes, you can use store-bought pie crusts if you’d like!



    Fun Ways to Dress up the Table
    Some creative types would say that setting the table is even more fun than cooking the Thanksgiving meal. Make your table memorable with these ideas.


    Brilliant sunflowers bring plates to life


    Silverware and natural picks wrapped together with a bow


    Love Meagan via Flickr.
    Centerpiece of white pumpkins and reindeer moss. See how to make it here.


    Elaine with gray cats via Flickr
    Attention-grabbing centerpiece with a splash of fall colors


    Chris Potako via Flickr
    Cranberries aren’t just for eating, but can float in a dish with water with tea lights


    Jfolsum via Flickr
    Orange chrysanthemums – beautiful alone


    Rooster farm via Flickr
    Dark sunflowers add some mystery to the table

    From all of us at Fireplaces.com, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Bon Appetit!

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