Cold Turkey: When to Thaw the Bird!

Also read: 50+ Thanksgiving Recipes I will never forget the first Thanksgiving dinner that my husband decided to take over turkey duty; he wanted to give deep frying a shot. So, I left him to it only to realize on Thanksgiving morning that he had not thawed the turkey yet! Our local grocery store was open–one more thing to be thankful for […]

How to Fry Your Thanksgiving Turkey

See All of Our Staff’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes. It’s become our family tradition that my husband fries our turkey every Thanksgiving. While I’m inside cooking the side dishes, he’s outside with his cocktail and whatever men-folk he can lure away from football. I’m telling you, this is the best turkey you will ever have. We do […]

Not Your Every Day Kale Salad

See more Kale recipes here. Our staff has been crazy for kale for awhile so we’re always looking for new ways to eat it. So a we’re crazy about this new twist on the average kale salad from Dr. Reshma Shah, author of “Making Family Dinner Happen,” a guidebook on the importance of family dinners. The reason […]

5-Ingredient, 3-Step Green Bean Casserole

Try This Gluten-Free Version of the Green Bean Salad With everything else you have to get done on Thanksgiving, it’s nice to have a six ingredient side that you can put together in 10 minutes. And it always reminds me of Thanksgivings when I was a kid! Ingredients 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s condensed cream of […]

Thanksgiving Prep: 15 Things You Can Do Ahead of Time

Every year, I make a list of what I can get done in the days before Thanksgiving. If you wrote out notes to yourself like we suggested last year, pull that out and add to it. If not, try making notes as you go this year. You’ll thank yourself later! Also check out Our Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: from Cocktails to Dessert  • […]

Spicy Chipotle-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

SATISFY THE SPICY PALETTE This potato recipe satisfies the palette of our Indian family members who, unlike my Irish side, prefer things spicy! Because we have so many sides, I find that this is enough for about 12 adults and 8 kids. Remember, if everyone takes a little scoop of everything, their plates will be […]

50+ Fabulous Thanksgiving Recipes

Get your bellies emptied out so you can fill them back up on Thanksgiving. Here are our staffs’ favorite recipes. Start with a cocktail.. Here are 20+ of our Favorite Festive Cocktails. Or would you prefer a glass of wine… Check out out 15 Favorite Appetizers T H E  B I R D Easy & Healthy Lemon […]

Hearty Sweet Sausage, Lentils & Kale Soup

They had me at lentils!!! This recipe I found in Real Simple Magazine caught my eye because I love lentils. I thought I’d give it a shot, and it turned out great. This is a soup that is a meal. It’s extremely hearty, perfect for these bone chilling days, and does not require a great deal of time to prepare.  Ingredients are simple […]

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