Tag: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Desserts: Something for Everyone

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

carrot cupcakes
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

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5 Ways to Cut 100 Calories: Thanksgiving Dinner

by in Cut 100 Calories, Thanksgiving, November 24, 2010
Orange-Scented Green Beans
Rachael Ray's Orange-Scented Green Beans

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.

5 easy ways to trim 100 calories »

Travel Tips For Turkey Day

by in Food Safety, Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2010
Lunchbox
Tools of the Trade: Use heat and ice packs to maintain temps as you travel.

A friend or family member asks you to chip in a dish for Thanksgiving dinner — now what? 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 decide what to tote along.

Thanksgiving potlucks: What to bring and how to bring it »

5 Ingredients: Sweet Potato Casserole

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Seven Days of Sides, November 22, 2010
Dana's Sweet Potato Casserole

Only 3 more days ’till Thanksgiving! Today’s side dish: the classic Sweet Potato Casserole, made over. 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.

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Healthy Debate: Should You Go Organic This Thanksgiving?

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 10, 2010
Herb-Roasted Turkey
Should You Go Organic or Conventional With Your Bird?

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?

Our take: Are organic turkeys and produce worth the high price tag?

In My Kitchen: Thanksgiving Day Highlights

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 28, 2009

desserts
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!

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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?

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In My Kitchen: The Thanksgiving Turkey

by in Thanksgiving, November 20, 2009

I used to panic about my how to prepare my turkey. After a few years of trying fancy stuffings, toppings and glazes, I finally figured out that simple is best. Here’s how I prepare our Thanksgiving centerpiece year after year — plus, my simple baste recipe.

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The Veggie Table: Thanksgiving Tips for the Vegetarian

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

Cranberry Mold
With that huge turkey, sausage-filled stuffing, buttery rolls, creamy casseroles and more, the traditional Thanksgiving spread isn’t exactly vegetarian- or vegan-friendly. When you’re the cook, you can make sure to serve options that fit your diet, but if your host isn’t serving vegetarian fare, don’t despair. Here are some tips on how to navigate — and still enjoy — the feast.

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In My Kitchen: The Thanksgiving Menu

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 13, 2009

It takes a few weeks, but after some brainstorming and recipe testing, I’ve planned out my Thanksgiving menu. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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