Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Turkey Cupcakes

Want to make a fun dessert for the Thanksgiving?  How about a cupcake shaped like a turkey!
What? Did you think I meant a turkey in cupcake form? You can make that if you want, but today I’ll be showing you how to make a cupcake that is decorated to look like a turkey. Turkey cupcakes! The ingredients you’ll need is a brownie mix, chocolate frosting, red, orange, yellow gummy fish, and white and black decorating icing as well as cupcake tins, cupcake pans, a wire rack, a knife, a pastry bag or resealable food storage bag, and an oven to …

 

Healthy Thanksgiving

 
Healthy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving, full of family, friends, and food. Lots and lots of food. For someone who wants to stay fit and healthy, being surround by food can be overwhelming. You love the holidays, but fear gaining weight. The average person gains 1-2 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Below are some tips to eating a healthy meal and not overeating during the holidays.
Just because it’s the holidays, doesn’t mean you should over indulge with unhealthy foods. A good tip to not overeating is portioning your food. Choose the healthier foods and only give yourself a certain amount so you …

 

Last Minute Thanksgivivng Recipes

In case you are still looking for some recipes for Thanksgiving, our blog has some great recipes for you to check out!  Check out these recipes which we make year in and year out!  We will add more recipes for you soon but in the meantime enjoy these recipes!
Brie en Croute
Mushroom Soup
Cipolline Al Forno
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel
Bourbon Apple Crisp with Ice Cream
Enjoy!

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Cyber Monday

The holiday season is in full gear! The shopping season is shorter this year! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a Christmas classic aired before Thanksgiving this year! Black Friday has passed and now we are onto Cyber Monday!  If your email boxes are like ours, they are filled with emails from every store imaginable offering better and better deals.
For those who have shopped and only got 40% off and today is 50%, what do you do?  Order again and return the original order?  The dilemmas of Cyber Monday!
Today is the first day back at work for most of us after the …

 

Here’s to Thanksgiving!

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Cheers to Black Friday!

Yes, it is the day we wait for all year long! Black Friday!  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying a nice day of holiday shopping.  Stores in Massachusetts can’t open till 1 am due the laws in the Commonwealth. While some stores across the country now open on Thanksgiving Day!
I remember when stores did not open to 5 or 6 am and then I woke early and braved the stores.  Why I still have no idea! But now with stores opening up a 1 am, getting up to go out at midnight or 1 am when …

 

Thanksgivukkah

A once in a lifetime occurrence where Thanksgiving and Chanukah actually fall on the same day!  It happens this year! Last year I had no idea we would be celebrating two holidays together!
Oh vey, the dilemma this causes!  What do you leave out of your annual Thanksgiving menu and what do you do to celebrate both holidays! 
All I can tell you is that is one starchy holiday! Added is my traditional kugel, the pumpkin kugel got vetoed by the family.  In is the potato pancakes and challah stuffing! I am keeping the mushroom soup, endive and goat cheese appetizer …

 

Butternut Squash with Baby Spinach

Thanksgiving is just one week away, so I have one last healthy side suggestion. This recipe comes from one of my favorite places on earth: Wegmans. Before moving to the Boston area from upstate New York, I shopped for all of my holiday meals at Wegmans. They have great recipes and suggestions, and one has become a mainstay for me. Simple, easy, and healthy! Enjoy, and please let me know if you have any other favorite healthy holiday recipes.

Wegmans Butternut Squash with Baby Spinach
Find the original recipe here
2 pkgs (20 oz each) cut butternut squash, or 1 whole butternut squash, peeled and …

 

Healthy Thanksgiving side: Carrot slaw

Thanksgiving is about family and food and tradition. We all have those go-to dishes that we need to make, or it just isn’t Thanksgiving. But since most of those dishes are on the decadent and fatty end of the food spectrum, that makes it hard to stick to a healthy eating plan.
I remember one Thanksgiving, I decided to add a healthy, raw recipe to the mix. I made a light carrot slaw, studded with dried cranberries, with a yogurt and whole grain mustard dressing instead of mayo. Although it isn’t one of the “standard” Thanksgiving dishes, it’s one of the most memorable.
I …

 

Sweet potato side dishes

Happy Halloween!
With November right around the corner, I’m already starting to plan my Thanksgiving meal. With a holiday so focused on decadent food and overindulgence, it’s hard to find healthy options. Sweet potatoes are doused in marshmallows, everything is slathered in butter…and then there’s dessert. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Sweet potatoes go perfectly with the season, and are one of the healthiest foods for you. Here are a few options that would be great on a Thanksgiving table.

Mashed sweet potatoes
Making mashed sweet potatoes is so simple. Just boil some water, throw in your peeled and cubed …