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The feast doesn't have to end on Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving - cleaning, shopping, cooking and entertaining guests for hours! While Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, I've embraced the day after the holiday as my... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Donna Erickson    Community 

Turkey salad made from Thanksgiving leftovers

Hosting the Thanksgiving feast usually means a variety of leftovers tucked away in the refrigerator for building piled-high sandwiches. If you're ambitious, you might even make soup... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

For the first time in 108 years, USPS Operation Santa is nationwide

The USPS Operation Santa program celebrates its 108th year in 2020 by opening up for nationwide participation. Now, more than ever, the program is needed to help less fortunate... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

Report ranks Black Friday discounts for U.S. retailers

With Black Friday sales starting earlier this year and most consumers planning to shop online rather than in-store, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released a report on 2020’s Best Places to Shop on Black Friday. Walle... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

Make quality time your secret ingredient this Thanksgiving

(Family Features) Perhaps more than usual, the centerpiece this Thanksgiving won't be the turkey, the stuffing or even family-famous recipes for sweet potato casserole or pumpkin... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

Five-Ingredient Stuffing

A quick and easy stuffing if you need to make Thanksgiving dinner in a flash! 1 package (14 to 15 ounces) cubed seasoned stuffing mix 1 can (14 to 14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth 4 tablespoons margarine or butter 1 package (7 ounces)... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Torte

You take care of the rest of the meal, and I'll take care of dessert. Now if we could just find someone else to take care of the dishes, we'd have something else to be thankful for! 18 (2 1/2-inch) graham cracker squares 1... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

Cranberry-Orange Relish

Cranberry-Orange Relish is a holiday essential, and this no-cook recipe takes just 15 minutes to make. It also tastes great on turkey sandwiches. 1 bag (12-ounce, 3 cups) cranberries 1 medium orange, cut up 1/2 cup seedless... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

After 45 years of cooking, I've had my share of Thanksgiving Day disasters! I'll never forget the Thanksgiving when the turkey wasn't done, and my family and friends were starving.... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

Help others during the holidays

(Family Features) Giving during the holiday season can mean more than gifts. It's the time of year when giving back to your community can make an even bigger impact – especially t... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

Gilded pumpkin vase for Thanksgiving

Halloween is over, but those uncarved orange pumpkins and heirloom gourds on your porch or mantel can have a new purpose and life for a fresh decor look right now – as well as... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

Kid-made place cards enliven holiday table

Thanksgiving Day and the "here before you know it" December holiday season are approaching. The weeks of celebration are all about giving, sharing and experiencing that intangible j... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

An emergency kit for disabilities

(Family Features) Creating a supply kit is part of being prepared for emergencies and disasters. Kits should include basic survival items but also things specific to your needs.... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

Herb of the Month: Elderberry

This month, in keeping with the immune-building herbs I've been featuring to help all of you through this season, we are going to learn about elderberry. It is a wonderful herb and... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

Cactus is a prickly treat

I was shopping in an ethnic grocery store when I saw a huge pile of fresh Prickly Pear cactus pads in the produce section. Prickly Pear cactus is thought to be native to Mexico and... — Updated 11/11/2020 Full story

 

Colorado winter squash makes the holidays delicious

Butternut squash takes the main stage for November's Colorado Proud Recipe of the month! Grown throughout Northern Colorado, the butternut has a beige color and is shaped somewhat... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

Apple pecan granola: a seasonal specialty

Although my taste buds aren't necessarily craving a popular pumpkin spice latte at local coffee shops, I'm eager to prepare traditional harvest foods, like roasted acorn squash soup... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Comfort Foods: Awesome Apple Crisp

Try this easy dessert and see if you don't agree it's "just awesome." 2 cups (4 small) cored, peeled and sliced cooking apples 1 teaspoon apple-pie spice 1/4 cup quick oats 6 tablespoons reduced-fat baking mix Granular sugar... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Good Housekeeping: Caramel Apples

These caramel apples are outrageously gooey and rich. 5 (4-inch) ice-cream-bar sticks 5 medium (about 1-3/4 pounds) Macintosh or Macoun apples 3/4 cup chopped peanuts* 1 package (14-ounce) caramels 3 (1-ounce) squares semisweet or... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Good Housekeeping: Classic Baked Apples with Oatmeal Streusel

Cooking apples in the microwave, rather than the regular oven, yields plumper, juicier, less shriveled fruit — and saves a big chunk of time! Baked apples have always been a favorite dessert in America. We've adapted Eliza Leslie... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Toast pumpkin seeds for a nutritious treat

Pumpkins are one of the highpoints of the fall harvest. The fruit originated in Central America. Pumpkins - like cantaloupes, cucumbers and squash - belong to the Cucurbitaceae, or... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

Fun Halloween popcorn recipes

Pumpkin Heads Get the kiddos in the Halloween spirit with this fun kitchen project! Yield: 12 Cups Ingredients • 12 cups popped popcorn • 1/4 cup light corn syrup • 2... — Updated 10/28/2020 Full story

 

How to prevent sugar overload

On Halloween, children often bring home hoards of candy, while parents hope it's gone before the kids eat their weight in chocolate. To keep children (and yourself) from... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

Donna's Day: Creative Family Fun

Remember who ran for president and vice president against Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in 1984? Sitting around our dinner table, it took a while for my kids to answer. In... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

Chest CT can't replace screening mammogram

DEAR DOCTOR: I am due to have a mammogram in July, but around the same time I am supposed to have a chest CT as a follow-up to my chondrosarcoma cancer. I have a CT every other... — Updated 10/27/2020

 

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