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Holiday Menu Help

If your Thanksgiving menu could use some creative juice, spice it up with one of these recipes:

Roasted Turkey

Sweet Potato & Gruyere Gratin

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Apple Pie

Last Day for Pie Orders

It's the last day to place your pie order for Thanksgiving. Pick up your Apple and Pumpkin Pies at either Lincoln Square or the Merchandise Mart on Tuesday or Wednesday this week. Orders must be placed by 7pm today!

Tuesday, November 26 Lincoln Square 


Tuesday, November 26 Merchandise Mart 


Wednesday, November 27 Lincoln Square 


Wednesday, November 27 Merchandise Mart 



Meet Cowgirl Creamery

Taste cheese from one of the world's great cheesemakers, Cowgirl Creamery, during an upcoming book release party. Sue Conley and Peggy Smith's new book Cowgirl Creamery Cooks shares the story of the Cowgirls, but also of the rise of the organic food movement and creating an artisanal creamery. It's a primer on tasting, buying, storing, pairing, and appreciating all kinds of cheese. It's also a sumptuous collection of 75 recipes that showcase cow-, goat-, and sheep-milk cheese.


Sunday, December 1
Lincoln Square

Books will be available for purchase for $35 during this event only.
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Here's Proof You Can Make Dinner Rolls        
No Thanksgiving table is complete without dinner rolls. If you think this bread is too much trouble to make on your own, we'll change your mind with our latest video.

We've been teaching Shelley's award-winning, buttery dinner roll recipe for years. Once you taste them, you'll never go back to Brown n' Serve rolls. Watch it here.

How to Make Dinner Rolls 
How to Make Dinner Rolls

Now that the big holiday week is here, you are likely fine-tuning your menu and organizing your shopping lists. Since turkey is the star of Thanksgiving, it's important to make sure you know how to treat it properly AFTER it comes out of the oven.

In our latest Google+ Hangout, Chef Jeff discusses how to properly carve the bird.  



How to Carve a Turkey Hangout with The Chopping Block 
How to Carve a Turkey 

Pinterest Need more holiday meal ideas? Check out our Thanksgiving Feast board on Pinterest.   


If you have last-minute cooking questions, stop by our Lincoln Square location this Wednesday, November 27 during the day. Shelley will be baking holiday pies and acting as your official Thanksgiving cooking hotline. Get everything you need from the "Queen of Thanksgiving" chef herself!    
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Save the Date for One of a Kind 
Save some of your energy after Black Friday for next week's One of a Kind Show. Chicago's Holiday Shopping Show will be held Thursday, December 5 thru Sunday, December 6 at the Merchandise Mart.

For the first time ever, The Chopping Block will be selling products our chefs have developed in our kitchens specifically for home cooks. Try our new Brining Blend, Seasoning Blend and Hot Cocoa Mix at the show. They will make great stocking stuffers!   

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