Thanksgiving Tips

How To Avoid A Thanksgiving Dinner Disaster

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Living

Because anything that can go wrong ... will go wrong.

How to Throw the Ultimate Friendsgiving

Jill Owen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Living
Jill Owen

Whether it's as an expat abroad or just one province over, those of us living away from home can't always make the trek back for Thanksgiving. This usually results in a healthy dose of FOMO for the holiday festivities back home, but not to fear -- friendsgiving is here!

How to Manage Challenging Guests at Thanksgiving Dinner

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada
Marcia Sirota

Canadians and Americans alike love Thanksgiving. It's a time to gather with family and friends and celebrate the harvest season. It's a time to reconnect with people we haven't seen in a while, to eat a delicious meal, relax and enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately, in many families, there are one or two people who can ruin the experience for everyone else.

Helping Kids Understand the Gift of Food This Thanksgiving

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there's no question that my kids are grateful for the festive food on the table -- an exciting change from our usual meals at home. But like many Canadian children, they have no sense of what it means to be hungry for more than an hour or so.

Try Travelling This Thanksgiving

Brian Simpson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

Canadian Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means it's time to celebrate. But instead of preparing a huge dinner and eating yourself into a turkey coma, wants you to consider travelling to another city and taking in their Thanksgiving spirit this year.

Five Ways to Cut the Fat this Thanksgiving

Christine Avanti | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada Living
Christine Avanti

So, at first glance the traditional thanksgiving turkey dinner appears innocent enough -- turkey is one of the leaner sources of protein, lots of healthy vegetables and fruits are available. That is, until we pour on the gravy, cream sauces and melted cheese. If you really would rather not wake up next Tuesday with a tryptophan- hangover and a shock when you step on the scale, here are a few tips for trimming the fat, Skinny Chicks style.

Top Eight Ingredients For a Thanksgiving Feast

Erin Maynes | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Thanksgiving is the day when most (if not all) of your family comes together to eat. This year, why not deliver a truly pan-Canadian multicourse feast that's delicious and ready all at the same time. With only two weeks until the big day, now's the time to check out what's already in your pantry and create your master shopping list. Here are some of my top Canadian "buy now" ingredients to impress your guests on Thanksgiving Day.

How to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Living
Shannon M. Nelson

It is imperative that you dress appropriately for turkey dinner. I don't know about your bunch, but the people in my family literally salivate in anticipation of turkey, and unless you're prepared with an elasticized or drawstring waistband on your pants, the price tag for the ensuing gluttony can be serious discomfort.

Lynn Crawford Recipes: Local Foods And Favourite Wines

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

Thanksgiving is all about family gatherings and home-cooked meals. This year, why not try to incorporate a local selection of fresh vegetables, meats ...

Lynn Crawford's Cider Glazed Pork Chops With Apple Thyme Chutney (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

If you want to get creative for dinner, why not try an alternative meat. Pork chops dressed with apples is delicious combination for fall. Ingred...

Lynn Crawford's Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Puddings (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

This pumpkin sticky toffee pudding recipe is a great way to replace traditional pumpkin pie at a fall dessert table. Base Ingredients 2 cup...

Lynn Crawford's Roasted Fall Squash And Cheddar Bread Pudding (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

This recipe may not be a traditional holiday dish, but squash is definitely a traditional fall vegetable. This recipe is also an alternative side dish...

Lynn Crawford's Roasted Vegetable, Raisin And Walnut Salad (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

Side salads are a great replacement option if you're trying to keep your dinner side dishes healthy. Salad Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin...

Add Ethnic Flavours To Your Meals: Tips From Canadian Living's Annebelle Waugh (RECIPES)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Living

With Thanksgiving around the corner, why not try something new to not only spice up the dinner table, but get your guests' taste buds going. We ta...

Rösti With Gruyère Cheese: A Swiss Touch To Rösti (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

A traditional Swiss rösti is prepared with the previous day’s boiled potatoes; it’s best to use slightly undercooked ones. If you boil potatoes t...

Delicious Dessert Alternative: Apple Spelt Cake (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

This homey cake is simple and fairly low in calories (as cakes go). Spelt, an ancient low-gluten variety of wheat, grows in alpine regions, so it’s ...

Baked Fennel Parmesan: The Perfect Side Dish (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

The delicate licorice flavour of fennel sings when paired with Parmesan. Real Parmigiano-Reggiano, though pricey, adds the richest flavour to this sim...

Thanksgiving Leftovers: How To Make Turkey Chili (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Comfort food does not have to weigh us down. In fact, there are many healthy substitutions you can make to traditional recipes without sacrificing tas...

Replace Your Side Dishes With Vegetables: Roasted Root Vegetables (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Even if you're not a fan of veggies, you'll love this recipe as the heat of the oven caramelizes the natural sugars of the root vegetables. This recip...