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  • Thanksgiving, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry
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    Thanksgiving, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry

    Learn more about Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) by studying the spellings of some vocabulary words related to the Thanksgiving holiday: Thanksgiving, gratitude, turkey, cranberry, Thursday, squash, cornucopia, delicious, acorn, and potato. Structured Word Inquiry English spelling is rule-based. There are no exceptions, just more rules to uncover. I have yet to find a word whose […] More

  • Thanksgiving Food Recipes: Ideas for Mashed Potatoes
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    Thanksgiving Food Recipes: Ideas for Mashed Potatoes

    I love mashed potatoes. In fact, the recipe that my grandmother always used to make her special mashed potatoes is one of my favorite recipes ever as well as one of my favorite Thanksgiving food recipes. Although I attempted to prepare a different potato recipe last year, this year I am returning to my old […] More

  • Grandma Nordine's Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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    Grandma Nordine’s Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    What is your favorite Thanksgiving recipe? I can answer my own question without missing a beat. My favorite Thanksgiving recipe is my grandmother’s mashed potatoes. Not only is this recipe super easy to make, but these mashed potatoes are super yummy. The only ingredients you need are white potatoes, cream cheese, half and half, butter, […] More