A Toast

toast

Thanksgiving is a pretty straightforward holiday, right? But I was quite confused. This occasion was missing something I had been promised. The meal was satisfying, but I had been hyped up for something I had not seen amongst all the holiday goodies. I had questions! So, like my dad, I tapped my spoon on the side of my glass to get everyone’s attention. [ Read More ]

Thanksgivingkah Menorah

menorah

Did you know that this year will be the first and last in our lifetime when Thanksgiving collides with Hanukkah? My cousin Joe Ihns, an amazing artist, wood worker and furniture maker took on the collision of the two holidays and created an interesting Thanksgivingkah menorah. Check out the wonderful menorah that could be used … [ Read More ]

Why Carol Doesn’t Cook

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Now first it is important to let you know that I am not known for my expertise in the kitchen. I am more known for not being relied on if one is looking for a home-cooked meal. Being from Long Island, perhaps the joke about Jewish girls making reservations as a means of preparing dinner was … [ Read More ]

How To Eat Potatoes [PODCAST]

potatoes

Tina tells a funny true story about when she visited kindergardeners during their annual Thanksgiving feast.  Upon asking the kids what their favorite foods were, she got an answer from one little boy that was not what she was expecting. [ Read More ]

Fun with Turkey Basters

turkey baster

Turkey baster crafts…. This is what we did after dinner. 🙂 [ Read More ]

The Thankfulness of Children

thanksgiving

I’m thankful, don’t get me wrong, but to be honest I never think about what for specifically. “Good food”; “that we’re all here together”; “we have a roof over our heads.” Of course, all of those are true and I don’t want to take them for granted (I clearly take them for granted.) [ Read More ]

Thanksgiving with Dad

thanksgiving

So the beautiful time of Thanksgiving is once again upon us. It is a magical time of family, friends, being thankful, and stuffing your face like no one is watching. Thanksgiving is big in my family, so big actually that even the pilgrims think that we over do it. [ Read More ]

Beyoncé Shows Up To Friendsgiving Empty-Handed (In Four Acts)

Beyonce

You just know Beyoncé would never bring a dish to a potluck. [ Read More ]

The Realist Guide To Holiday Nutrition

Let’s face it. The holidays are coming, and with them come feelings of joy and merriment, nights spent round the fireplace and tables piled so densely with delicious food that they seem to have their own gravitational pull. [ Read More ]

Holiday Gym Reminder

holiday gym

This gym has some great advice. I’m still holding out for a secret 3rd option… [ Read More ]

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