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THANKSGIVING FACTS AND TRIVIA!

   Thanksgiving Day is a very important day in the United States. There are many things that are especially related to the celebrations of the Thanksgiving Day. These include Thanksgiving turkey trivia, pilgrims, Thanksgiving proclamations, Thanksgiving as a national holiday and other things. Some of such facts are mentioned here which will not only help you enhance your knowledge about Thanksgiving Day but also make you enjoy this day with even more zeal.
1. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.
2. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
3. The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving.
4. The pilgrims arrived in North America in December 1620.
5. The Pilgrims sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to reach North America.









6. The pilgrims sailed on the ship, which was known by the name of 'Mayflower'.
7. They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621.
8. They celebrated t…

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE! ONE OF MY FAVORITES!

This comes from marthastewart.com.  Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts and one that I love to make on any occasion.  The pumpkin just adds a little richness and spiciness.




     Two popular favorites -- pumpkin pie and cheesecake -- are rolled into one delightful dessert. This is a good make-ahead dessert, as cheesecake keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.
   To prevent the top from cracking, be careful not to overmix the batter, and do not open the oven door while the cake is baking or cooling inside the oven.
Prep Time30 minutesTotal Time8 hoursYield Serves 12 IngredientsFor the Crust1 1/4 cups graham-cracker crumbs (from 10 whole crackers)1/4 cup sugar4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For the Filling4 packages (8 ounces each) bar cream cheese, very soft1 1/4 cups sugar3 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 cup canned pumpkin puree2 tablespoons pumpkin-pie spice1 tablespoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon salt4 large eggs, room temperature

DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 de…