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New Twists for the Thanksgiving Table

We have a cornucopia of great holiday ideas and strategies for you! While most Thanksgiving food talk seems to focus on the turkey, we're all about the side dishes this time!


IN THIS ISSUE, we present some new ideas for your Thanksgiving celebration - a different kind of stuffing, a seasonal salsa, and a cake full of autumnal flavors. We explore sweet potatoes, wrangle a squash, and shed some light on how to make great gravy. Welcome to our table!

In This Issue
Saturdays: See, Taste, Learn!
Cooking Classes
Help Wanted
Shopping Locally
Sweet Potato Roast
Sweet Root Mix
RECIPE: Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing with Dried Fruits
Top Tools for Turkey Time
How to Wrangle a Squash
RECIPE: Fresh Cranberry Salsa
Building Better Gravy
Safe Cooking Tips
RECIPE: Molasses Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
How to be a Good Guest
Cookbook Review
Store Hours
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Settlers' Walk - Sat, November 5th - 12pm - 3pm
Pizzelles are so popular.  With your own pizzelle maker you can make these traditional cookies anytime, simply and quickly.  Watch us make them and see how easy it is to shape them for cannoli or into cones.  Sample a pizzelle, too; they're delicious.  

Harper's Point - Sat, November 5th - 11am - 2pm
Settlers' Walk    Sat, November 12th - 12pm - 3pm
See how a mandoline makes slicing or cutting vegetables and fruit easy and fast.  Every piece is consistent in size for soups, salads, stir fries, cobblers, pies, even French fries.

Harper's Point Only - Sat, November 12 - 11am - 2pm
3 KnivesHere is a rare opportunity to have up to 3 of your knives sharpened at no charge (no scissors, shears, or cleavers, please).  Meanwhile, we will be demonstrating two 'specialty' knives that every cook should know more about!  Ceramic knife blades glide through foods effortlessly.  Bread knives do so much more than bread.  Come and see why these knives may be excellent additions to your collection.

Harper's Point - Sat, November 19 - 11am - 2pm
Settlers' Walk - Sat, December 17 - 12pm - 3pm
Peel, core, and slice your way through a basket of apples in a fraction of the time with an all-in-one apple machine!   Home-made applesauce anyone?  We'll make some on our always cool-to-the-touch induction burner.  Its infinite heat settings can heat in a hurry or gently simmer so efficiently - all the energy goes into the cooking process.  See it in action!

PopcornHarper's Point - Sat, November 26 - 11am - 2pm
Settlers' Walk - Sat, November 26 - 12pm - 3pm
Enjoy popcorn fresh out of our new lines of popcorn makers, and try some of our new savory and sweet popcorn seasonings, too.  Yum!

Harper's Point - Sat, December 3 - 11am - 2pm
Settlers' Walk - Sat, December 10 - 12pm - 3pm
This is not your mother's mixer!  Come see the Cuisinart Stand Mixer in action.  It's power easily handles heavy doughs, and the count-down timer is priceless!  Enjoy a cookie or two while you're here!

Harper' s Point - Sat, December 10 - 11am - 2pm
1CW_MastheadWe're using Stonewall Waffle Mix and Syrups to show off our favorite waffle makers today.  With quick heating, instant recovery, and browning controls these waffle makers make you look like a pro!

Settlers' Walk - Sat, December 3 - 12pm - 3pm
Harper's Point - Sat, December 17 - 11am - 2pm
Perfect for panini or quesadillas, for grilling or as a full griddle. The Griddler was well-designed for versatility.  Let us show you how it works!  An awesome gift!
Autumn Cooking Classes at Cooks'Wares
It's been a great autumn schedule of cooking classes at both Cooks'Wares locations! Thanks for being a part of our kitchens. There are a few remaining classes yet this year. All of the details are available for viewing on our website. You may register online, by phone, or in person at either store. A few openings remain in these excellent classes.


Thurs, Nov 3 - It's In the Bag! - November Produce with Terri Schmitt  Harper's Point 6:30pm - 9:00pm $45.&


Mon, Nov 7 - All Things Roasted with Chris Weist  Harper's Point 6:30pm - 9:00pm $45.


Mon, Nov 14 - All Things Roasted with Chris Weist  Settlers' Walk 6:30pm - 9:00pm $45.


Tues, Nov 15 - All About Mushrooms with Tsvika (Vik) Silberberg  Settlers' Walk 6:30pm - 9:00pm $45. Here is the menu for this very special class: 

  • Wild Mushroom Cappuccino
  • Mushroom Consommé
  • Seasonal Mushroom Fricassee with Potato Gnocchi
  • Linguine and Creamy Mushroom Sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto with Mascarpone and Parmigiano  

 Check out complete class description on our website! 


Harper's Point classes - Call 513-489-6400   
Settlers' Walk classes - Call 937-748-4540  
Your Cooks'Wares Bonus:
Cooks'Wares offers a 10% Discount 
on your merchandise
on the day you attend class!
(excluding kitchen electrics and during Storewide Sales)
Help Needed
Shop Locally!
Ideas for More Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Root Mix
Sweet Root Mix with Maple Glaze
RECIPE: Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing
Recipe: Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing
Turkey Time Tools
Roaster and Rack
All-Clad Rack & Roaster
Sturdy pan for all your roasting needs this season.
Turkey Lifters
RSVP Turkey Lifters
Securely move the turkey from the pan to the platter.
CDN Instant Thermometer
Ensure food is not underdone, or overdone, but just right!
Gravy Separator
Gravy Separator
It's a cinch to make gravy with this handy, unique tool.
Carving Set
2-pc. Carving Set
Display your carving prowess with a quality carving set.
Vegetable Peeler
Vegetable Peeler
You'll need a couple for all the extra helping hands.
Potato Ricer
Potato Ricer
Mashed potatoes are at their fluffiest best when riced.
Chef's Planet Oven Liner 
Prevention is the best cure! Catches spills; easy cleaning! 
Pie Items
Pie Prep
We have everything you need to make all kinds of pies!
Butternut Squash
Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Salsa
Building Better Gravy
Better Gravy
Better Gravy
Safety Tips
RECIPE: Molasses GIngerbread Cake
Recipe: Molasses Gingerbread Cake
Recipe Notes
How to be a Good guest
Good Guests
Cookbook Review
Cookbook Review

Whether your celebration is traditional, innovative, or an eclectic potluck, we wish you the best of the season! Our sincere thanks for being a special part of our extended family!

Mary Fricke
Cooks'Wares, Inc.
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