Category: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Traditions: 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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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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Pear and Cranberry Tart

A sweet ending to a great meal makes a Thanksgiving feast even more memorable. Fresh local pears are in season throughout Canada during the fall and are available at your local Walmart Supercentre, making them a tasty and budget-friendly option for desserts. Tart, dried cranberries complement sweet pears, and make a flavourful addition to this …

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Rustic Pear and Apple Crumble For Thanksgiving Dessert

Many of us know Thanksgiving to be about abundance. We want to provide our families the ultimate five course meal and ensure that everyone can go back for seconds, with many leftovers to spare. To impress your guests and make use of seasonal ingredients, all without breaking the bank, try delegating different menu items to …

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The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been a holiday that we have celebrated for centuries but do any of us really know what Thanksgiving is all about or where it started.  Many of us are aware that the first Thanksgiving was considered to be held between the pilgrims and the Native Americans many centuries ago but that is about …

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Giving Thanks: 10 Quotes on Gratitude

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. -Mark Twain Find the good and praise it. -Alex Haley If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice. -Meister Eckhart Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. -The Hausa of …

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato & Cranberry Stuffing

Spectacular stuffing for gluten-free diets If you or your guests are looking for gluten-free options, serve a hearty sweet potato and cranberry stuffing with your holiday feast to satisfy everyone’s appetite. This tasty stuffing will also help you stay on-budget as each serving comes in at less than two dollars. Gluten-Free Sweet Potato & Cranberry …

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A Thanksgiving Welcome

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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Thanksgiving Dinner: Bringing a Little Thanks to Others

Mmm, Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone loves Thanksgiving dinner and no matter what you are serving there is just something about the day that makes it so much better than other meals. I love to cook on Thanksgiving Day. It is actually the only holiday of the year that I do. Sure I will cook for Christmas …

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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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