In my opinion, sweet potatoes are a superfood on many levels. Not only are they incredibly nutritious (a one-cup serving offers 65 percent of our daily requirement for vitamin C and as much as 700 percent of the recommended daily requirement for vitamin A), but they also have a fairly low glycemic index of 17.
As we come up into entertaining season, a lot of us are expecting houseguests. Whether they're spending the night or just stopping by for dinner, there are certain things you can do to make your visitors feel extra welcome in your home.
As Thanksgiving draws near, perhaps the biggest question that looms is just how you'll prepare your prized turkey.
Thanksgiving week is finally here, which means it's time to get your turkey ready for the big day. Whether it's your first time cooking a turkey or you've tackled it a few times before, this is the day-by-day plan that will set you up for success.
Mashed potatoes are a requirement on the Thanksgiving table, and a hearty side dish for any meal throughout the fall and winter.
For avid cooks, the pleasures of travel include not just eating out, but also experimenting with local ingredients by cooking at home.
Most of us already have our "ways" of doing Thanksgiving — ways our mother did it, ways our extended family did it, ways our neighborhood did it.
Thanksgiving always seems to sneak up on me. I'm usually rushing to tie up loose ends with work so I can take time to relax with my family.
Some of the magic of Thanksgiving lies in the fact that in every kitchen across the country, families are gathering to share a meal.
If you boldly volunteered to roast the Thanksgiving turkey this year and are starting to feel your first nervous twinges, I have three words of advice: Brine your bird.
In order to combat childhood hunger and food waste, several Florida schools came up with an innovative idea: share tables.
This is my absolute favorite kind of slow cooker recipe — one that takes less than five minutes to pull together and then rewards you with a delicious, healthy dinner at the end of the day.
When it comes to Thanksgiving sides, there's no question that mashed potatoes are an absolute must. And there's another thing to love about this crowd-pleasing dish: It's actually easier than you might think to make ahead.
If you saw my family's Thanksgiving grocery haul, you'd be within reason to guess that we were having some 15 or 20 people over to feast — but the reality?
Turkey is certainly the masterpiece of the Thanksgiving table, presented with flourish and praise for the cook.
Induction cooking, although not so new anymore, is one of those things that still seems to intimidate a lot of home cooks.
Ree Drummond, aka the Pioneer Woman, started a blog about going "from city girl to domestic country wife" in 2006, and people loved it.
This hearty strata is our seasonal take on the classic ham and cheese breakfast casserole. Laced with Black Forest ham and nutty Gruyère, and built on a foundation of pumpernickel and sourdough bread, this version uses spicy mustard to give the eggs a zippy boost.
"Trendy" is not a word typically associated with Thanksgiving, a holiday that's more often about tradition and, let's face it, menu tyranny.
Cooking for the holidays is a messy business. Between dirty dishes, sticky countertops, and scraps of pie dough on the floor, you're going to need a trusty cleaner to have on hand this season.