Thanksgiving Preparation Timeline and Tips
This year may just be the year to hone your holiday cooking and party planning skills. Instead of relying on grocery store prepared foods or catering companies to supplement your holiday meal, consider the money that can be saved by selecting some great recipes with a well defined timetable of tasks.
Go Nuts This Thanksgiving
Each Thanksgiving I offer the same timesaving advice: Roast a turkey breast rather than a full bird. Roasting a smaller breast yields the same amount of meat as a larger bird, and is far easier to handle.
Healthy Dips For The Holidays
Party dips are good to have on hand for the holidays. Commercial dips are often high in fat, calories and sodium, but you can make low-fat, vegetable-based dips that are quick, easy and flavorful with ingredients you usually have in the kitchen.
Celebrating Autumn In Both Cold And Warm Climates
When the leaves of autumn turn gold, they often bring to mind favorite fall events - Halloween, homecomings and Thanksgiving, to mention just a few. And, now that the weather is cooler if not downright nippy, autumn also turns thoughts to favorite dishes.
Tips For Healthful Holiday Baking
You don't have to give up holiday baking for health reasons. With some simple substitutions, you can make your favorite recipes more healthful without sacrificing taste.
It's The Season to Talk Turkey
It is the time of year when turkey leftovers are plentiful and cooks are creatively challenged. How many turkey sandwiches can one family eat? Fortunately, there are many alternatives.
The Most Versatile Vegetable
Butternut squash is one of the handiest and healthiest vegetables you can serve. It might win the vegetable versatility award, as you can bake or roast it, steam or boil it, use it in stews or a stir-fry.
Roasted Vegetables Are A Revelation
Once, the only roasted vegetables most people made were potatoes, either nestled next to a chicken, set in a pan under a rack holding a leg of lamb (as the French do), or scattered around a hefty rib roast.
Dip Into Vegetables For Holiday Entertaining
Two of the things people worry about during the holiday season: too much food and too much entertaining, especially when it requires time-consuming extras like hors d’oeuvres.
Saluting the Food of the Pilgrims
This is the time of year all Americans become New Englanders. This updated New England Dinner provides more food and fewer calories than the traditional version, and it's a great way to pay tribute to New England this time of year.
Nobody Minds Turkey Leftovers
For many people, leftovers are the whole point of Thanksgiving. Extra-large turkeys are often roasted so there's plenty to eat over the coming weekend as sandwiches, hash, salad, fajitas, or even curry.