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Making Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice Is So Easy, You’ll Never Use Store-Bought Again

Making Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice Is So Easy, You’ll Never Use Store-Bought Again Check out Betty Gold and Gina Bergman of Real Simple’s article on making your own pumpkin pie.  They say ” It’s that time of year again—pumpkin pie spice lattes, pumpkin pie spice muffins and breads, pumpkin pie spice recipes galore. But…

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November 17, 2019

31 Fun Conversation Starter Questions for Your Thanksgiving Table

31 Fun Conversation Starter Questions for Your Thanksgiving Table Author Claudia Fisher of Real Simple says “Worrying about the conversation at Thanksgiving dinner shouldn’t be such a burden, so we prepped both fun and funny conversation starters you can blurt out as soon as someone brings up the last election.” View Full Article Here

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November 16, 2019

15 Genius Hostess Tricks to Make This the Easiest Thanksgiving Ever

15 Genius Hostess Tricks to Make This the Easiest Thanksgiving Ever Author Betty Gold of Real Simple says “After years of navigating Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve picked up a few sanity-saving secrets. Read on for our favorites.” 1 Print Out a Blank November Calendar As you plan your meal, fill in each week with when you…

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November 15, 2019

How to Carve a Turkey, Step-by-Step

How to Carve a Turkey, Step-by-Step Real Simple and author Betty Gold give you step by step instructions on how to carve a turkey.  She says “You’ve bought it, stuffed it, cooked it, and now you have to carve it. If you’re daunted by the task―some of the best cooks are―just remember that carving a…

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November 14, 2019

What Was on the Menu at the First Thanksgiving?

What Was on the Menu at the First Thanksgiving? Author Megan Gambino of The Smithsoniam says ” Today, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes any number of dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. But if one were to create a historically accurate feast, consisting of only those foods that historians…

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November 13, 2019

Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods

Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods Kimberly Holland of Eating Well says “It’s perfectly all right to indulge at Thanksgiving dinner. After all, this special day comes just once a year, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity for a few of your favorite foods-seasoned stuffing, creamy potatoes, juicy turkey and, of course, pie.” View…

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November 12, 2019

The American Thanksgiving

The American Thanksgiving The New York Times and Sam Sifton says “Americans all come from somewhere. Their families may have roamed the continent for thousands of years before the Mayflower dropped anchor. They may have been on the ship. They may have come on later ones, freely or in chains. They may have come by…

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November 11, 2019

Why do we eat turkey at Thanksgiving?

Why do we eat turkey at Thanksgiving? CBS Minnesota says “Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie – those are likely some of the foods that will be on the Thanksgiving dinner table. So, how did these foods become our Thanksgiving meal? It is a good question that CBS Minnesota looked into. The food selection wasn’t because…

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November 10, 2019

The History Behind Why We Eat 10 Dishes at Thanksgiving

The History Behind Why We Eat 10 Dishes at Thanksgiving Author Garrett Williams of Mental Floss says ” Halloween is for candy comas, and on Independence Day we grill, but no holiday is as completely defined by its cuisine as Thanksgiving. No matter what part of the country you’re in, it’s a safe bet that…

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November 9, 2019

Why We Eat What We Eat On Thanksgiving

Why We Eat What We Eat On Thanksgiving Author Ethan Trex of Mental Floss says “When Americans sit down with their families for Thanksgiving dinner, most of them will probably gorge themselves on the same traditional Thanksgiving menu, with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie taking up the most real estate on the plates.…

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November 8, 2019