All posts tagged: Thanksgiving

Berry Cherry Pie

Pie makes me happy. But I do NOT like pies that require lots washing, peeling, and chopping, so I created this perfect fruit pie. As with all of my food inventions, it meets my criteria of easy, delicious, and nutritious….

The Truth About Gravy

Whenever I’m seated at a dinner and asked if I want gravy, I have no idea what to say. What IS gravy, exactly? What is IN it? Should I view this as the curse of never wearing mini skirts again, or is this the delectable treat my life’s been missing? I consulted our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice, and Little Mama and this is what I found out….

An Organized Refrigerator

I think it’s necessary to have a clean and organized refrigerator every day of the year, but if you don’t, it’s at least required for Thanksgiving. Even when we don’t host, we end up with lots of leftovers that need a home. So, let’s get crackin’ and organize our fridge in these 4 easy steps…

Thanksgiving Salad

Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving staple; it may be mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, or even Grandma’s stuffing! Our family has added a new staple to our Thanksgiving and Holiday menu that you should consider too!…

Holiday Nail Plan

A way to cut down on our “getting ready” time around the holidays is to keep our nails in check. The last thing we need is to be rushing around our room trying to get dressed for the office holiday party when we notice our nails look like we spent the weekend digging in the dirt (and I don’t mean the gorgeous golden sand of St. Barths). So, here’s our plan…

Thanksgiving Wardrobe

I like to be dressed. And I find it very sad that even on a festive and special day like Thanksgiving, it’s so easy for peeps to fall into the trap of hanging around in loungies. To encourage us all NOT to do that, I’ve styled an easy and chic outfit we’ll look fab in…

Chocolate Cream Pie

Favorite pie….EVER….chocolate cream pie!!!! I know, I need say no more….but you know I will. So, this pie goes back to when my mother first made it. It was the most delicious! That’s when you used the pudding mix in a regular piecrust. From there, it went to mixing whipped cream in the pudding and putting it in a graham cracker crust…Well, you know I had to tweak it a bit to make it healthier…

5 Tips to Make Hosting any Thanksgiving Gathering as Easy as Pie (Pumpkin That Is)

Thanksgiving is almost here!  This is SUCH an exciting time of year…I love the blend of family, festiveness, and delicious food! We could not approach the hostessing holiday of the year without checking in with our dinner party expert, Jennifer Dutcher.   Check out her Must Read NOW Guide that will make your Thanksgiving Day more about celebrating and less about work! Tip 1: Get Organized Early – A week before Thanksgiving, ask yourself the following questions: How many guests are coming? (I usually count only adults for food quantity purposes, but add kids in for a seating count) – What’s the menu?  What am I responsible for making and what are others bringing?  I have found it helpful to keep a written menu on the side of the fridge to avoid forgetting to serve something.  Think through appetizers, the main meal, dessert, and beverages. – Create a shopping list.  Consider ingredients for recipes, paper products, and any decorations or serving platters needed. – Create a schedule for yourself.  For example: Monday-> grocery shopping, Tuesday-> …