Tag: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Desserts: Something for Everyone

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Thanksgiving, November 10, 2011

Cooking for a crowd this holiday? Stumped by how to accommodate family members with special dietary needs? We’ve got sweet ideas for everyone at your table. Kid-Friendly Little fingers will love scooping up these tiny cupcakes. They’re portion controlled for the adults, too. Recipe: Mini Carrot Cupcakes

5 Ways to Cut 100 Calories: Thanksgiving Dinner

by in Cut 100 Calories, Thanksgiving, November 24, 2010

There’s no shortage of extra calories at the Thanksgiving table.  While we’d never tell you not to indulge, these effortless options can shave more than 500 calories off your holiday meal.

Travel Tips For Turkey Day

by in Food Safety, Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2010

You’ve been asked to bring along food to Thanksgiving dinner—this can get tricky, especially if you’ve got a long car or train ride ahead of you. Here are some things to consider before you make your final decision on what to tote along.

5 Ingredients: Sweet Potato Casserole

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Seven Days of Sides, November 22, 2010

Depending on how you make it, sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving classic that can be healthy or …. anything but! Our 5-ingredient version has all the flavor, but a fraction of the fat. Plus, get easy add-on ideas to make it your own.

Healthy Debate: Should You Go Organic This Thanksgiving?

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 10, 2010

For my family, the Thanksgiving meal is all about digging into to a seasonal bounty of  our favorite foods. While I may be able to find many turkey day must-haves organically produced, they come at a much higher price. Do I need to go for broke this holiday?

In My Kitchen: Thanksgiving Day Highlights

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 28, 2009

A holiday meal for 12 people, two newborn babies and two dogs in a very small house — it may sound impossible but I’m happy to report that my family’s Thanksgiving meal was a huge success!

Weekly Bits: Thanksgiving Prep

by in Reader Tips & Comments, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving is just a few days away! This week’s list of reader comments has two Turkey Day favorites — mashed potatoes and gravy — covered. Plus, an idea for the vegetarians and vegans. How are you keeping the holiday healthy?

In My Kitchen: The Thanksgiving Turkey

by in Thanksgiving, November 20, 2009

After a few years of trying fancy stuffings, toppings and glazes, I finally figured out that simple is best when it comes to the Thanksgiving turkey. Here’s how I prepare our turkey year after year — plus, my simple basting recipe.

The Veggie Table: Thanksgiving Tips for the Vegetarian

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, The Veggie Table, November 14, 2009

When you’re the cook, you can make sure to serve options that fit your vegetarian diet, but if your host isn’t serving a vegetarian Thanksgiving, don’t despair. Here are some tips on how to navigate — and still enjoy — the feast.