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Thanksgiving face-off: apple vs. pumpkin pie
There are always two kinds of pie at my family’s Thanksgiving dinner: pumpkin and apple. My husband, Dan, and I...
Green bean casserole turns 55—time for a makeover?
Green Bean Casserole was never part of my traditional Thanksgiving lineup. Which is odd since it’s been a...
Thanksgiving dinner for turkey haters
“Hate is a very strong word,” my mother used to say to me across the dinner table. “You should be...
Save 1,273 calories and 92 grams of fat with this Thanksgiving menu (you'll never taste the difference!)
Ever since I was a kid I've looked forward to Thanksgiving. As soon as Labor Day passed, my sister, my mom and I would...
5 tips for classic fluffy mashed potatoes
My grandmother used to make the most amazing smooth-as-silk mashed potatoes that were never gummy, lumpy or dry. What...
Our favorite tools to survive Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday. I love it so much that we not only spend the big day with our family,...
How to avoid 5 of the biggest turkey mistakes at the grocery store and in the kitchen
Even though Thanksgiving isn't upon us yet, it’s time to talk turkey.  Buying and roasting a bird can be...
4 things you can do right now to get ready for Thanksgiving
We’ve been working hard in the EatingWell Test Kitchen the past couple of weeks testing and retesting recipes for...
A full Labor Day picnic of five 15-minute dishes
I haven’t actually invited anyone over yet, but I just have this feeling we’ll be having a get-together...
Easy Labor Day side dishes that “wow”
It seems that most summer parties, at least the ones I’m invited to, are potlucks. And since Labor Day weekend is...
All-American favorites made healthier for July 4th
I like food from all corners of the planet, but on Independence Day, I want All-American 4th of July recipes. I’...
A complete Memorial Day spread for only $5 per person
This Memorial Day, my husband, Dan, and I are having a BBQ. Since I’m a food editor at EatingWell, our friends...
Mother’s Day brunch that tastes like a splurge—but isn’t
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. I like to show my mom how much she means to me by helping her have the...
4 must-serve Mexican dips with a healthy twist
Every year, I look forward to Cinco de Mayo. Of course I’m very happy for the Mexican Army’s successes over...
Margarita makeover: add this secret ingredient to make it healthier
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and I’ve been thinking about my party menu. I’ve got the main...
4 cookies for Santa the kids can help bake
On Christmas Eve, one of my 5-year-old daughter Parker’s favorite things to do is put together a beautiful...
5 holiday calorie shockers (and what to eat instead)
’Tis the season of eggnog, Christmas cookies and decadent holiday drinks from Starbucks—at least in my...
10 tips to fit into your party dress
I have a not-so-forgiving little black dress to get into for New Year’s Eve. And in between now and then I have...
350-Calorie Dinners to Put The Brakes on Holiday Weight Gain
With Christmas just a few weeks away and lots of parties on the calendar, I need to do something RIGHT NOW to keep my...
Really Easy Post-Thanksgiving Dinners—Really
I put my heart and soul into cooking the Thanksgiving meal, and in the days afterward the last place I want to be is in...
7 ways to stay in your “skinny jeans” during the holidays
“How can I have fun, but avoid gaining weight, during the holidays?” It’s the most common question I get this time of...
Easy Father's Day cookout
My dad already has everything he needs, so when it comes to finding something for him for Father’s Day, I’m usually at...
5 skinny cookies, 100 calories (or less!)
I love cookies! Hands down, they’re my favorite dessert. People’s jaws, including a few of my co-worker’s, hit the...
A healthy, happy Mother's Day brunch
My mother has a real sweet tooth. When I look for Mother’s Day brunch recipes, I try to keep that in mind, but I don’t...
Fiesta on a budget
My mother-in-law is from Mexico City and over the years she has instilled in me a deep love for Mexican food—and saving...
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