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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This July 2, 2010 photo shows pumpkin bee sting pie. It's not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie and this pie with its crunchy topping will be a memorable one. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Simply put – it isn't Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.

But that doesn't mean you can't vary from the side-of-the-can recipe. This version is inspired by bee sting cake from Germany (called bienenstich), which has a crunchy honey and almond topping. Pumpkin bee sting pie starts with a honey-sweetened filling. It's baked until the filling is set, then topped with a honey-almond-coconut mixture, then popped back into the oven and baked until the topping is crispy and golden. The result is a crunchy, creamy, spiced dessert worthy of a second slice.

Pumpkin BeeSting Pie

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This Oct. 19, 2010 photo shows herbed monkey bread. Thanks to using frozen white bread dough this recipe can be made by anyone in no time flat. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Even if you don't have the time (or know-how) to make bread from scratch, you still can bake up delicious Thanksgiving dinner rolls.

This savory monkey bread uses frozen white bread dough that is shaped into small balls, dunked in butter, herbs and cheese, then mounded into a pan and baked. The result is deliciously easy. So easy, in fact, it's a good project for the kids while you focus on the bird and more complicated sides.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

LONDON (AP) – Thirty years after the fairy-tale nuptials with the unhappy ending, Britain will finally have another big royal wedding: its dashing helicopter-pilot prince – second in line to the throne – will marry the lovely commoner who may someday become queen.

Prince William and Kate Middleton bubbled with joy Tuesday evening in their first public appearance since the palace announced their engagement after more than eight years of dating. Their wedding will be next spring or summer.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
AP PHOTOs/LARRY CROWE The flavors of the season are front and center in this recipe for Maple-cider glazed turkey with gravy and apple-onion stuffing.

The goal here was a deliciously moist roasted Thanksgiving turkey with tons of autumnal flavor.

So we started with that most classic of fall beverages – apple cider. But to get the greatest flavor from it, we decided to boil it down until we had reduced 8 cups to just 4, thereby concentrating the sweet-tart flavors. That reduction is used as both a glaze for the turkey as well as to flavor the stuffing and gravy.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Borger

Gene and Sandy Borger of Kresgeville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29.

Mr. Borger is the son of the late Leroy and Esther (Buskirk) Borger. Mrs. Borger is the daughter of the late William Getz and Madalyn (Griffith) Getz.

A surprise party was hosted in their honor by their children, with 90 guests and family members enjoying an evening of dinner and dancing.

The Borgers have two children: a daughter, Donna Diehl, wife of Chip; and a son, Douglas Borger, and his fiancee Arlene Dunkleberger, all of Kunkletown.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tamara Rogers and Matthew Tirpak

The engagement of Tamara Rogers, Coaldale, to Matthew Tirpak, also of Coaldale, has been announced by the couple's parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Melissa and Robert MacDonald of Lansford, and Todd Rogers Sr. of Coaldale.

She is a 2004 graduate of Panther Valley High School and is employed by Hiles Bros.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Janel Tirpak of Summit Hill.

He is a 2002 graduate of Panther Valley High School. He is employed by the family business, Northeast Chemical & Supply.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This Oct. 12, 2010 photo shows creamy bacon and scallion mashed potatoes. With some of the favorite toppings of a baked potato this recipe may not win any health awards but for the once a year Thanksgiving feast the taste is worth it. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Since Thanksgiving is no time for sacrifice, I decided to amplify the flavor – and, consequently, the fat – of one of the meal's most critical sides.

And so I took a basic mashed potato and added some of the most popular baked potato toppings, bacon and scallions. I also considered whipping a bit of sour cream into the mix, but feared it would be too, well, sour. So I opted for an 8-ounce block of cream cheese.

The result is a delicious, creamy mashed potato with enough flavor to truly shine on an otherwise crowded table of sides.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sue Ann Gerhard, second from right, director of Development & Alumni Affairs at Marian Catholic High School, presents a check to Barbara Wilson, second from left, of the Alzheimer's Association. With them are Patti Anglovich, far left, and Kathy Ruff, far right. The Marian community recently held a dress down day in an effort to help fight Alzheimer's disease through research and support programs and services and sold "a reason to hope" bracelets and "forget me not" flowers. A total of $550 was presented to the Alzheimer's Association. Carbon County raised over $19,000 toward this disease.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. LaClair

Keri Sue Harris, daughter of Peggy Sue O'Donnell of Jim Thorpe and George and Patricia Harris of Lehighton, and Jeremy LaClair, son of Phil and Jill LaClair of Evans Mills, N.Y., were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe. The Rev. James Ward officiated at the double ring ceremony. Karen Horvath was the organist, while the bride's aunt, Tracy-Jo Strohl of Poughkeepsie, was the vocalist.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Q. What is white coat syndrome?

If you suffer from white coat syndrome, your blood pressure jumps as soon as a doctor or nurse approaches you. If your doctor knows this, he or she may recommend a home blood-pressure monitor or ambulatory monitor that is worn around the clock and takes your pressure every half-hour.

Blood pressure tends to spike when you are excited by an emotion such as anger or fear. But high blood pressure known as hypertension is very sneaky. It's called the silent killer, because it usually has no symptoms.