5 Very Healthy Holiday Desserts With Low Calories

Healthy desserts

There’s a reason many of us make a New Year’s resolution to exercise and lose weight: Holiday parties mean consumption of calorie-packed holiday desserts. This year, whether you’re hosting a party or attending a potluck, make a dessert that is both palate- and scale-friendly. “It’s all about trial and error,” says healthy dessert blogger Chocolate-Covered … Read more

Easiest And Quickest Crockpot Holiday Recipe List

Crockpot Recipes

Shopping, decorating and traveling may be all you can think about these days. If you haven’t noticed, this holiday trifecta has a tendency to run us ragged by the time our holiday meal rolls around. Enter your crockpot: “Slow cooking is extremely helpful for meal planning because in order to get the food plopped in … Read more

6 Essential Thanksgiving Sides You Need On The Table

Thanksgiving sides

Sure, the turkey is typically the star of Thanksgiving dinner. But it’s really the side dishes that make or break the meal. We’ve put together an all-star lineup with these mouthwatering Thanksgiving sides.   Side dish No. 1: Cranberry sauce Forget that cylinder-shaped blob of canned cranberry sauce. Homemade cranberry sauce is surprisingly simple to … Read more

7 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe Alternatives You Should Try

Turkey alternative recipes

A classic roasted turkey is a safe dish, but it can also feel a little tired. Liven up your feast by flavoring your bird in an unexpected way by trying a nontraditional Thanksgiving turkey recipe. Here are seven recipes that will take your meal from ho-hum to yum.   Turkey recipe alternative #1: Wine smoked … Read more

How To Get Your Kitchen Party-Ready For Holidays

Kitchen party

Whether you have an open concept kitchen or one hidden behind closed doors, this space may be the most needing of a little extra TLC when throwing a party. The most important prep step? Plan ahead: “You don’t want to be exhausted the day of the party, and will want to enjoy it,” says professional … Read more