Monday, November 19, 2012


  • Average cost of Thanksgiving meal for 10: $50

    The average cost of a 10-serving Thanksgiving dinner will cost $49.48 this year, according to a study by the American Farm Bureau Federation, a nonprofit grassroots organization advocating farmer interests.

  • Grey Thursday: Black Friday Sales Start On Thanksgiving At Target, Walmart ...

    Some of the nation's largest retailers that literally cannot wait until the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday shopping season will begin Black Friday sales on Thursday, an unprecedented move that is being met with resistance from employees ...

  • Thanksgiving TV specials: Who does it best?

    However, I imagine a lot of these writers can take comfort in that out of a 13-episode season, there are at least three "free spaces" where the situation is already set up: the Valentine's Day episode, the Christmas episode, and the Thanksgiving episode.

  • There's One Thing You Left Out

    You may have ignored or overlooked the dutifully creative suggestions for Thanksgiving bottles dispensed by wine writers countrywide last week, but I will not wag an admonishing finger.

  • Thanksgiving weather: Nasty in Northwest; Macy's parade in clear

    About 43 million Americans are preparing to go over the river and through the woods (in automobiles and airplanes) this Thanksgiving holiday, and with the exception of the Northwest, most will have good weather during the busy travel period. For those ...

  • AAA: Expect Crowded Roads During Thanksgiving Travel Period

    Travel volume during the Thanksgiving holiday period continues to increase steadily from a low point in 2008, according to data from AAA.

  • Thanksgiving recipe: Sweet potato souffle

    This dish tastes like it came straight from someone's mom's kitchen, and if you're looking for a comfortingly familiar Thanksgiving dish, this one is it. The recipe calls for old-school canned sweet potatoes, but if you prefer, you can roast the sweet ...

  • Some balk at Black Friday creep into Thanksgiving

    While Thanksgiving-night sales might be just a post-turkey pursuit for some, others find the sales as unappealing as an unwelcome fruitcake.

  • Walmart Petition Over Thanksgiving Opening Garners More Than 30000 ...

    More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition on asking Walmart not to make its employees work on Thanksgiving. Mary Pat Tifft, a Walmart associate of 24 years, started the petition after the retailer's announcement that it would ...

  • Going All In on Thanksgiving

    IF, in this week's Thanksgiving crunch of cooking and traveling, you find yourself frozen in a momentary rictus of panic, try to think of Linda Horgan.

  • Thanksgiving Traditions

    This past year I had great fun illustrating my 28th Junie B. Jones book, Junie B. First Grader, Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by the ever-entertaining Barbara Park.

  • Dry and seasonal weather expected this week, including a brisk Thanksgiving

    By Melissa M. Werthmann, Globe Correspondent. The Bay State will see dry weather and seasonal temperatures this week, including a sunny and brisk Thanksgiving Day. "High pressure is going to control our weather," and will prevent any precipitation ...

  • Thanksgiving: Are You Really Truly Grateful? Prove It!

    Here comes Thanksgiving. Are you ready? I'm not talking about making a turkey here but perhaps giving you a chance to think about whether you're being a turkey when it comes to being thankful.

  • Thanksgiving Safety Tips

    Thanksgiving is all about food and family - turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and family time. However, preparing holiday goodies can lead to disaster - the kitchen is the setting of more fires than any other room in the house, and cooking ...

  • The New Worst Song Ever

    The risible holiday anthem 'It's Thanksgiving' has garnered more than 9 million You Tube views and triggered a fatwa from teens on Twitter.

  • Avoid These Foods to Lighten Your Holiday...

    Even if it's tough to prove the Calorie Control Council's claim that average Americans gorge themselves to the tune of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day, no one can deny that it's a holiday on which most people stuff themselves like a turkey. Not that ...

  • 5 Can't-Miss Thanksgiving TV Specials

    Need some help getting into the holiday spirit? Whether you are hosting a house full of kids or a house packed with testosterone, we have come up with a few shows to watch that will please the masses this Thanksgiving. Stuff yourself with these five ...

  • Thanksgiving is its Own Holiday, not Just a Blip on Santa's Radar

    The crazy consumerism that tends to wrap itself around Christmas season is overpowering not only the magical and beautiful parts of the season, but now it is overpowering Thanksgiving and even Halloween. Stores and manufacturers have had to deal with a ...

  • Thanksgiving in the Fox Valley: community dinners

    Free Thanksgiving dinners aren't just about helping the homeless or needy, according to Liz Eakins, executive director of Lazarus House.

  • Budget Thanksgiving Dinner: Save Money With These 12 Tips

    When cooking Thanksgiving, there's a lot at stake. The last thing you want to do is mess up <em>Thanksgiving dinner</em>. But that's no reason to opt for expensive brand name ingredients when generic will do just fine. Trust us, the savings will add up.

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