Category: Thanksgiving

The Perfect Tender Roast of the Season

Looking for a tender and juicy roast recipe to serve? Look no further than this milk-braised pork shoulder recipe. It includes dry vermouth which is also referred to as “white” or “French” vermouth. If you can’t find it, opt for a dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder Prep …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Many people have come to the belief that Thanksgiving is a holiday about food. I mean, what do we really celebrate on the day? We gather as a family, or with friends, and sit around a gigantic bird that is slathered in grease and stuffed with bread crumbs and we say thanks before devouring the …

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American Thanksgiving: Why Do We Celebrate It?

A few weeks ago, my 7 year old was sitting at the kitchen table and working on his homework.  He looked up at me, confusion crossing his face as he said, “I’m supposed to write three sentences on why we celebrate Thanksgiving but I don’t know why we do.” This statement led me to really …

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Simple Twists to Enhance Classic Thanksgiving Fare

Family and friends make Thanksgiving special, but it’s the food that’s always the center of attention. From juicy turkey and creamy potatoes to zesty cranberries and buttery rolls, nobody leaves the table hungry. This year, delight guests by making the classic foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds …

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Marking Time: How Thanksgiving Day Became the 4th Thursday of November

Have you ever wondered why Thanksgiving Day always falls on the 4th Thursday of every year? Why was it a Thursday? Why not a Friday so we could have a three day weekend? Was it so the stores could have a Black Friday? Okay, the last one doesn’t actually matter since stores had not coined …

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5 Coloring Pages to Add Some Fun to Your Kids’ Thanksgiving Break

Add some creative time for the kids, as well as some peace of mind for the parents, to this year’s Thanksgiving break with these fun and festive coloring pages. Click on each image for the full, printable coloring page. 1. Happy Thanksgiving 2. Native Americans 3. Fall Garden 4. Pumpkin Pattern 5. Turkey

Keto Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

One of the greatest pleasures of the holidays is enjoying traditional flavors of the season. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to indulge without discarding all your wellness goals. You can enjoy festive foods if you plan ahead for holiday events, and make dishes that aren’t loaded with carbs and sugar — but still satisfy …

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Tempting and healthy holiday treats The holiday season is a fun and festive time. It’s also a time when many people take a timeout from their daily routine to enjoy those tempting treats at family gatherings and office parties. This holiday season, end the year on a high and healthy note with the help of …

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Estes Park for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day became a national holiday in 1863 when Civil War President Abraham Lincoln made an effort to unite the nation by proclaiming it as such. It is now officially celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, remember what the important things in life are, show gratitude …

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An American Tradition: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving in New York City means, in addition to family gatherings and turkey with all the trimmings, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It all began on Thanksgiving Day, 1924 when Macy’s employees marched from 145th Street in Harlem to the 34th Street flagship Macy’s store. Then called the Macy’s Christmas Parade, the first parade featured …

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