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[25 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,937 views]
Holiday OTR: Jack Benny — How the Gang Spent Thanksgiving

Here’s hoping all our loyal First Arkansas News readers had a great Thanksgiving.
Hopefully, everyone is relaxing after spending some time with friends and family and is getting geared up for Christmas. Of course, we certainly hope you’re ready for a holiday themed old time radio episode to make this season just that much more enjoyable.
And, yes, we’ve got a great episode chosen this weekend — one in which we see how Jack Benny and the gang spent their Thanksgiving. It’s wacky, fun and just the thing to relax to while …

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[20 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 2,254 views]
Horoscope for the week of Nov. 21

Yes, it’s Thanksgiving week and we all know what that means — eating too much with friends and relatives, watching football, Black Friday sales and generally being thankful.
Dr. Zodiac — our resident master of the occult, soothsayer and inventor of the Crystal Ouija Rune Board (he makes us keep plugging that because he’s looking for investors) — tells us that the stars don’t like all this “being thankful stuff” one bit. Why? Dr. Zodiac claims that holidays are distractions that pull us away from our duty of alternating between relying …

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[19 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,977 views]
Holiday OTR: Burns and Allen — Thanksgiving Show

Here’s something those old time radio fans who follow First Arkansas News will be excited to hear — the holidays are coming up and we’ve got plenty of OTR shows on tap to help people celebrate in style.
Yes, they truly did things up right back in the old time radio days by releasing some classic, festive programs during the holidays. For that reason, we’ve made the decision to highlight plenty of those shows from now though New Year’s Day. You can find all of our holiday programs here. But, wa …

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[25 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,573 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: The Aldrich Family — Thanksgiving Dance and Turkey Run

Well, all good things have to come to an end, don’t they?
Thanksgiving is nearly over and this is the last episode in the Thanksgiving OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
Ah, but we’re going out on a good note with an episode of The Aldrich Family. Indeed, ending Thanksgiving listening to the exploits of Henry Aldrich is a good way to go, isn’t it?
Don’t fret, however. We post a new old time radio episode every weekend, so make a point of stopping in for those.
As always, this episode was brought …

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[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,017 views]
Recipes for a complete Thanksgiving meal? Coming right up!

The lovely and talented Marci Kay Nobles has been typing like a wild woman lately in hopes of passing on some of her favorite Thanksgiving recipes to the good folks who stop in and read First Arkansas News.
First Arkansas News Reporter Jamie Smith had a good idea — why not put all those recipes in one location?
That seemed like a good idea so the following is a list of recipes that will produce a complete Thanksgiving meal. Want to brine a turkey, whip up some Thanksgiving side dishes and include …

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[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,216 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: Fibber McGee and Molly — Visiting Uncle Dennis

Well, here we are on Thanksgiving Eve.
You know what that means — another sparkling Thanksgiving OTR series here at First Arkansas News. What better way is there to relax on the night before Thanksgiving than with a soothing old time radio episode? Can’t think of a more peaceful pursuit? I can’t either.
In this episode, we find Jim and Marian Jordan starring in Fibber McGee and Molly. Yes, they’re visiting relatives for the holidays and, of course, there’s plenty of wackiness to go around.
This episode, as always, is provided by our …

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[24 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,043 views]
The most traditional Thanksgiving dessert recipe there is…

Pumpkin Pie is great.
I love pumpkin pie, my son loves pumpkin pie, we eat pumpkin pie for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning, for snack and for dessert. We love pumpkin pie (I’ll say it again just in case I wasn’t clear the first time).
Here’s the pumpkin pie recipe my family has used for years. Enjoy it and have a great Thanksgiving!
Famous Pumpkin Pie
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 can (15 oz.) 100% pure pumpkin
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1 unbaked 9-inch …

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[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 3,328 views]
Broccoli Cheese Casserole — a traditional Thanksgiving side dish

Here is one more wonderful Thanksgiving side dish.
This is one of my favorites. I will also end my side dish segment here. I will be posting a few dessert recipes today, too. I hope you enjoy all the side dishes I have added.
By the way, click here if you’ve missed any recipes and want to play a bit of “catch up.”
Broccoli cheese casserole
5 packages frozen chopped broccoli
1 large Velveeta cheese
1 package Ritz Crackers
2 Tbsp melted butter
Cook broccoli as directed on package. Drain. Cube Velveeta cheese and add it …

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[24 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,195 views]
A new twist on an old favorite Thanksgiving side dish…

I have never been a big fan of green bean casserole, something about the canned mushroom soup and the fried onion topping just doesn’t sound good to me.
What if there was a green been casserole that didn’t include all that mushroom soup and weird onion topping? A “denastified” green bean casserole, in other words.
Well, such a recipe does, indeed, exist. So here is a twist on an old favorite.
Green bean casserole
2 lbs fresh green beans, ends cut off
4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 whole large …

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[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,925 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: Father Knows Best — Happy Thanksgiving

Yes, indeed. The Thanksgiving OTR series continues here at First Arkansas News.
This episode features Robert Young as insurance agent Jim Anderson in Father Knows Best — a show that stands as perhaps the best example of an idealized picture of life in the United States. It seems appropriate, then, to feature at least one Father Knows Best episodes when we’re celebrating a distinctly American holiday. Now, don’t worry — this is a comedy and it doesn’t get too bogged down in sentimentality. Really. Honest.
As always, this episode is brought to …