12:35 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 11/22/2012 04:00PM
No Thanksgiving spread would be complete without a side of sweet and creamy candied yams. But what to do with the leftovers? Here's a thought: why not mix it up with a drink inspired by the favorite dish?
The Candied Yam cocktail was cooked up by the mixologists at Bulldog Gin as part of a series of drinks inspired by the fall season. Others also include savory ingredients such as kale, beets and tomatoes – all of which may be surprising to find in a drink.
Why not raise a glass to a new twist on an old classic this holiday?
Originally posted 11/22/2012 01:00PM
When the turkey, potatoes and stuffing get passed around at Scott Macaulay's Thanksgiving dinner table, there's really no telling whether he'll know his fellow diners.
For 27 years, Macaulay, 51, has cooked and served Thanksgiving to groups of strangers in Melrose, Mass., because, "I don't think anyone should spend Thanksgiving alone," he tells PEOPLE.
His annual dinner came to be when his parents got a divorce in September of 1985 and then began arguing about where he would spend Thanksgiving. When Macaulay realized spending the day with either one or splitting it up wasn't going to work, he resigned himself to attending neither celebration. But he didn't want to eat alone on one of his favorite holidays, either.
Originally posted 11/21/2012 12:00PM
Come Thursday, it's all about that big bird sitting on the table – they don't call it Turkey Day for nothing.
But for those who aren't too stuffed (with stuffing) after the main course, here's a sweet way to cap off the holiday.
This Betty Crocker recipe is a triple threat – that is, it combines chocolate, bourbon and pumpkin all in one flavor-packed cheesecake. Try it yourself with the recipe below, or find another seasonal favorite to impress your dinner guests at www.BettyCrocker.com/redhot.
Originally posted 11/24/2011 01:00PM
It's Thanksgiving on The Biggest Loser and that means temptations – apple pie, turkey and gravy, ham and mashed potatoes. Each winter, the contestants are faced with what they used to eat for the holidays and the realization of how many calories they'd consume.
More importantly, the contestants learn what to appreciate and be thankful for. With Vinny, the testimony of his love for his girlfriend and her son is so moving, especially him wanting to be a positive role model for her son. As a mom, when I see the contestants working to be better role models for their kids or the kids in their lives, it's so fulfilling because not only are they changing their lives, but they're also helping the fight against childhood obesity.
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