Thanksgiving http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1193/all en One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_easy_recipe_equals_one_instant_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_easy_recipe_equals_one_instant_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/AP8546_Ardito_2.JPG" alt="One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party Blog Post" title="One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>There’s something about this Smoked Salmon Platter that takes me back to the cocktail parties my parents used to throw in the ’70s. In a good way. My mom wore a hostess gown and my sisters and I would take everyone’s drink orders for my dad to make. There would be little delicious things to sneak from the trays and olives to wear on our fingers—and a platter of cured or smoked salmon, sprinkled with capers and surrounded by pretty bowls of toppings so people could make their own hors d’oeuvres.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_easy_recipe_equals_one_instant_party#comments Food Blog Entertaining Holidays Wendy Ruopp Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:26:32 +0000 Stefan_20 279916 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_cranberry_cheesecake_ever <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_cranberry_cheesecake_ever" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8590A_Scrivani_1.jpg" alt="Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever Blog Post" title="Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/eatingwell_magazine/current_issue/novdec_2013_table_of_contents" target="new">December issue of EatingWell</a> features some truly spectacular recipes for cranberries—and this Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake is the jewel of the collection. It is as delicious as it is beautiful: creamy, light and luscious, with a tang of lime and a sweet-tart crimson-red topping of cranberries briefly simmered with a little sugar and more lime juice. What makes it EatingWell? A graham cracker crust that needs no butter and a filling made with reduced-fat cream cheese and part-skim ricotta cheese, blended smooth.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_cranberry_cheesecake_ever#comments Food Blog Dessert Entertaining Holidays Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Thanksgiving What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:04:02 +0000 Stefan_20 279915 at http://www.eatingwell.com What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/what_to_make_for_your_thanksgivukkah_menu_thanksgiving_hanukkah_2013_recipe_ideas_fo <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/what_to_make_for_your_thanksgivukkah_menu_thanksgiving_hanukkah_2013_recipe_ideas_fo" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Thanksgivukkah_0.jpg" alt="What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration Blog Post" title="What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>For the first time in our lifetime, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will be celebrated on the same day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. (This won’t happen again for another 77,000 years!) For my multicultural family (my dad is Chinese and Buddhist, my mom’s a Jewish New Yorker), the convergence of these two holidays is special because both commemorate freedom and gratitude. Another perk of this rare holiday combination means two food-centric meals merge into one delicious menu that honors both celebrations.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/what_to_make_for_your_thanksgivukkah_menu_thanksgiving_hanukkah_2013_recipe_ideas_fo#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Entertaining Family meals Holidays Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:29:49 +0000 Nifer 279745 at http://www.eatingwell.com Staff favorites recipes from the November 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorites_recipes_from_the_november_2013_issue_of_eatingwell_magazine <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorites_recipes_from_the_november_2013_issue_of_eatingwell_magazine" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8590A_Scrivani.jpg" alt="Staff favorites recipes from the November 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" title="Staff favorites recipes from the November 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Our double issue for November and December is an easy one to love: it&rsquo;s stuffed with gorgeous photos of fabulous food and it arrives just when you start thinking about cooking for all the season&rsquo;s celebrations. Everyone who works at <em>EatingWell</em> found recipes they wanted to make at home after getting to taste them at work&mdash;and they were happy to tell me about their <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/recipes_from_the_november_december_2013_issue_of_eatingwell"><strong>favorites</strong></a>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorites_recipes_from_the_november_2013_issue_of_eatingwell_magazine#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dessert Dinner Entertaining Family meals Holidays Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:33:43 +0000 Nifer 279736 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_simple_yet_stunning_thanksgiving_vegetable_side_dish_recipes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_simple_yet_stunning_thanksgiving_vegetable_side_dish_recipes" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD8568_Krasner.JPG" alt="3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes Blog Post" title="3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>During the busy holidays, knowing a dead-easy side dish that’s also festive is like having a secret weapon. And we’ve got three of them just for you. We’ve taken familiar veggies of the season—carrots, green beans and Brussels sprouts—and spruced them up with a few effortless tricks to make these sides truly special: Carrots get glamorous with a glaze of pomegranate molasses and a sprinkle of pistachios. Brussels sprouts are dressed up with savory pancetta and sage.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_simple_yet_stunning_thanksgiving_vegetable_side_dish_recipes#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Gretel H. Schueller Health Holidays Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:22:22 +0000 Stefan_20 279571 at http://www.eatingwell.com Burn 700 calories cooking thanksgiving dinner http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/burn_700_calories_cooking_thanksgiving_dinner <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/burn_700_calories_cooking_thanksgiving_dinner" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_woman_cooking_turkey_101612780_Blaine_Moats.jpg" alt="Burn 700 calories cooking thanksgiving dinner Blog Post" title="Burn 700 calories cooking thanksgiving dinner Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I love being in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. Between the delicious smells, nice company and constant foot traffic (everyone finds a reason to stop by the kitchen on Thanksgiving!), it&rsquo;s the place to be in the lead-up to the year&rsquo;s most sumptuous meal. But anyone who&rsquo;s ever hoisted a turkey out of the oven or chopped so many veggies their wrists have cramped knows that making Thanksgiving dinner can be hard work. And though a lot of attention is paid to the calories <em>consumed</em> on Thanksgiving, not that much thought is given to the calories burned.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/burn_700_calories_cooking_thanksgiving_dinner#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Dinner Entertaining Matthew Thompson Thanksgiving Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:10:01 +0000 Nifer 153918 at http://www.eatingwell.com The 7 healthiest foods on your thanksgiving menu http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_7_healthiest_foods_on_your_thanksgiving_menu <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_7_healthiest_foods_on_your_thanksgiving_menu" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/image_1.jpg" alt="The 7 healthiest foods on your thanksgiving menu Blog Post" title="The 7 healthiest foods on your thanksgiving menu Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Thanksgiving is quickly becoming my favorite holiday. And why not? It&rsquo;s a great time to hang out with family, watch football and, of course, eat an amazing meal.</p> <p>Most people think of Thanksgiving dinner as being a bit of a calorie bomb. And, really, it is: in a recent issue of EatingWell we estimated that the Turkey Day meal clocks at least 2,800 calories.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_7_healthiest_foods_on_your_thanksgiving_menu#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Dinner Entertaining Family meals Matthew Thompson Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Countdown Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:05:56 +0000 Nifer 153883 at http://www.eatingwell.com The biggest calorie bomb at Thanksgiving dinner & 10 fun Thanksgiving food facts http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_biggest_calorie_bomb_at_thanksgiving_dinner_10_fun_thanksgiving_food_facts <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_biggest_calorie_bomb_at_thanksgiving_dinner_10_fun_thanksgiving_food_facts" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_thanksgiving_table_101626838_Andy_Lyons.jpg" alt="The biggest calorie bomb at Thanksgiving dinner &amp;amp; 10 fun Thanksgiving food facts Blog Post" title="The biggest calorie bomb at Thanksgiving dinner &amp;amp; 10 fun Thanksgiving food facts Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>There&rsquo;s a lot that&rsquo;s changed about Thanksgiving in the years since the Pilgrims gathered for their first meal of thanks. For instance, they weren&rsquo;t were watching the Macy&rsquo;s Thanksgiving Day parade while they basted their bird (that started in 1924) or rummaging through sale racks for a bargain sweater the day after on Black Friday. Here are a few fun Thanksgiving food facts to mull over while you enjoy your meal.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_biggest_calorie_bomb_at_thanksgiving_dinner_10_fun_thanksgiving_food_facts#comments Food Blog Dinner Recipes & Menus - Holidays & Occasions Entertaining Hilary Meyer Family meals Holidays Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Countdown Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:05:33 +0000 Nifer 153839 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy meals to use up Thanksgiving leftovers http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/thanksgiving_leftover_turkey_recipes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/thanksgiving_leftover_turkey_recipes" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP3124_0.JPG" alt="Healthy meals to use up Thanksgiving leftovers Blog Post" title="Healthy meals to use up Thanksgiving leftovers Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>We have an open-door policy when it comes to Thanksgiving: we welcome in anyone who turns up. Especially this year, when the wild fall weather has made travel planning difficult and unpredictable, chances are a lot more people will be staying closer to home. Their last-minute plans mean I&rsquo;ll want to cook a big turkey, to make sure we have enough. Chances are good that I&rsquo;ll go overboard (Thanksgiving math always trips me up&mdash;is it 20 ounces per person or 20 minutes per pound?) and that means leftovers.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/thanksgiving_leftover_turkey_recipes#comments Food Blog Dinner Entertaining Family meals Holidays Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Countdown Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:12:16 +0000 Nifer 153837 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 instant no-cook appetizers http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_instant_no_cook_appetizers <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_instant_no_cook_appetizers" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/AP7827A.jpg" alt="5 instant no-cook appetizers Blog Post" title="5 instant no-cook appetizers Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>An invitation to dinner is just about all the appetizer I need&mdash;I&rsquo;m so happy to have someone feed me that I&rsquo;m not fussy about what&rsquo;s on the menu. But if, when I arrive, there are little nibbles to start things off, it&rsquo;s a delightful bonus. Appetizers really take gatherings up a notch, showing an attention to detail I appreciate.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_instant_no_cook_appetizers#comments Food Blog Entertaining Holidays Wendy Ruopp Snacks Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Countdown Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:23:15 +0000 Nifer 153632 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 secrets to better sweet potato casserole http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/4_secrets_to_better_sweet_potato_casserole <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/4_secrets_to_better_sweet_potato_casserole" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/sweet_potato_casserole_tips.jpg" alt="4 secrets to better sweet potato casserole Blog Post" title="4 secrets to better sweet potato casserole Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Traditionally topped with marshmallows and containing upwards of a stick of butter, sweet potato casserole is one decadent side dish that can become too decadent in a hurry. I want to indulge, but not at that fat- and calorie-laden price. I think EatingWell&rsquo;s healthy sweet potato casserole is even more delicious than traditional sweet potato casserole recipes and will leave me room for pumpkin pie too. Read on to find out our 4 secrets for making healthier sweet potato casserole.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/4_secrets_to_better_sweet_potato_casserole#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Hilary Meyer Holidays Recipe Makeover Thanksgiving Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:39:45 +0000 Penelope Wall 32748 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to make perfect gravy http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_perfect_gravy_0 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_perfect_gravy_0" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/how_to_make_gravy.jpg" alt="How to make perfect gravy Blog Post" title="How to make perfect gravy Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>For the past couple of years, we&rsquo;ve grilled our turkey outside on our charcoal grill. I love the subtle smokiness of the meat and I love the way it frees up space in the oven. But there is one downfall. The gravy suffers. Why? The secret to the perfect gravy (flavor-wise) is those delicious brown caramelized bits you get at the bottom of the roasting pan. And you can really only achieve those if you roast your bird in the oven. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_perfect_gravy_0#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Hilary Meyer Holidays Thanksgiving Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:10:17 +0000 Penelope Wall 32747 at http://www.eatingwell.com The 8 biggest Thanksgiving mistakes and how to avoid them http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_8_biggest_thanksgiving_mistakes_and_how_to_avoid_them <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_8_biggest_thanksgiving_mistakes_and_how_to_avoid_them" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/thanksgiving_mistakes.jpg" alt="The 8 biggest Thanksgiving mistakes and how to avoid them Blog Post" title="The 8 biggest Thanksgiving mistakes and how to avoid them Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I look forward to a big festive Thanksgiving with lots of family and friends every year. I love the food and (no surprise since I&rsquo;m the food editor of EatingWell Magazine) the cooking too. All this worry that Americans have over the meal seems just plain silly to me. Why does roasting a turkey inspire endless debate about how to keep the meat moist and how to know when it&rsquo;s done? </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_8_biggest_thanksgiving_mistakes_and_how_to_avoid_them#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Jessie Price Holidays Thanksgiving Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:26:02 +0000 Penelope Wall 32712 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best and worst Thanksgiving foods http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/best_and_worst_thanksgiving_foods <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/best_and_worst_thanksgiving_foods" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD7461_310.jpg" alt="Best and worst Thanksgiving foods Blog Post" title="Best and worst Thanksgiving foods Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Let me first preface this by saying that if you want to eat a little of everything this Thanksgiving, you should. Gratefully savoring a little bit of every delicious course on this one holiday sounds like a healthy thing to do, to me. (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/best_thanksgiving_recipes">Try these healthier versions of Thanksgiving classics.</a>) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/best_and_worst_thanksgiving_foods#comments Diet Blog Diet Holidays Nicci Micco Thanksgiving Weight loss Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:13:22 +0000 Penelope Wall 32710 at http://www.eatingwell.com Dark meat vs. white meat: which turkey is healthier? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/dark_meat_vs_white_meat_which_turkey_is_healthier <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/dark_meat_vs_white_meat_which_turkey_is_healthier" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/turkey_310_2.jpg" alt="Dark meat vs. white meat: which turkey is healthier? Blog Post" title="Dark meat vs. white meat: which turkey is healthier? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Turkey Day is around the corner and many of us are gearing up for a big Thanksgiving feast. As a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, I&rsquo;m often asked about the healthiest and worst holiday foods. (Green Bean Casserole or Sweet Potato Casserole? Gravy or Cranberry Sauce? <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_and_techniques/best_worst_thanksgiving_foods">Find out the Best &amp; Worst Thanksgiving Foods.</a>) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/dark_meat_vs_white_meat_which_turkey_is_healthier#comments Health Blog Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:49:25 +0000 Matt Malenczak 32652 at http://www.eatingwell.com