Top Tips for Storing Thanksgiving Leftovers

I bought my Thanksgiving turkey from Costco last week, and I didn’t bat an eye when I hauled the 25.63-pound frozen bird into my cart. Mind you, I am cooking for five people this week. Yes. Five. It wasn’t until I got home and tried to shove this beast of a bird into my refrigerator that I realized I had just bought five pounds of turkey per person. Clearly math is not my best subject Read more ...

How to Stretch Your Thanksgiving Dollar

Good news: The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) predicts Thanksgiving dinner will cost a little less this year. On average, it’s $49.04 to serve turkey and all the trimmings for ten. That’s just under $5 per person. Here’s how much the AFBF predicts you’ll spend on each dish and how you can save a little extra.   16 lbs Turkey AFBF price: $21.76 Savings tip: Last minute shopping Read more ...

Top 10 Thanksgiving Dinner Trends

How will you be giving thanks this year? Our top 10 2013 Thanksgiving trends will take you every step of the way this holiday, from setting the table to using up your Turkey Day leftovers. Here are the trends showing up around the country. 1. Gold flatware Gold knives, forks and spoons will fit nicely into your autumn color scheme and they’ll also add a touch of elegance to your table. Gold napkin Read more ...

Let’s Talk Turkey

Almost no Thanksgiving meal is complete without the turkey. In fact, according to the National Turkey Federation, 95 percent of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving—that’s a lot of birds getting gobbled up in one day. But before you head to the meat counter, you should know that turkey is not “one size fits all.” When it comes to selecting the right turkey for your family’s feast, you Read more ...

Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner

How to Lower the Cost of Thanksgiving Shopping for your turkey dinner yet? Here’s some good news: This year’s Thanksgiving meal for a family of 10 will cost just $49.48, according to the American Farm Bureau. That’s only a 28-cent increase from last year, which is less than 1%. Of course, we have some ideas on how you can lower the cost even more on one of the year’s most anticipated Read more ...

How to Feast on Your Favorites Without the Guilt

Two Weeks Till Thanksgiving ... Watching what you eat? No worries. You can have your turkey and your stuffing, too––not to mention mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and even a little dessert. By making a few modifications, you can reduce fat and calories during Thanksgiving without noticing much of a difference. Here’s how. Don’t go hungry. For starters, make sure you have a healthy Read more ...

The 90 Days Before Christmas

Believe it or not, Christmas Eve is exactly three months or a mere 91 days away. Consider yourself warned. This year don’t let procrastination invade your holiday. If you start planning and shopping now, it may very well be possible to get through the holidays debt-free. Plus, you’ll have more time to enjoy the simple pleasures of the season like sugar cookies, twinkling lights and winter Read more ...