Archives for November 2008

Spiced Wine for Winter

Feuerzangenbowle is a traditional German alcoholic drink, often part of a Christmas or New Year’s Eve tradition. The name translates literally as ‘fire-tongs punch’, and is an old-time tradition of brewing mulled wine that is later enriched with rum and caramelized sugar.

Thanksgiving Prep

In this Better TV segment, I show how to cut the chaos of holiday meal-time with easy steps, tips, and tools that anyone can use. Cut cooking time in half, but still enjoy all those classic home-made, family recipes that everyone loves and looks forward to for the holidays.

Thanksgiving Day Recipe List

When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of turkeys – but not the ones you get in the grocery store. I think about wild turkeys, the ones that live in the hills above the town where I grew up. Also in this post: Healthy Thanksgiving Day Recipes

Are Your Children at Risk?

As part of the annual American Heart Association conference in New Orleans, several new studies have garnered attention – providing further evidence for something we all believe is true. In one such study, obese kids (and kids with high cholesterol) had arteries resembling those of an average 45-year-old. Not good.

November 2008 Newsletter

During the fall and winter, I love to prepare traditional home made, American dishes so there’s no surprise that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. But for those of you who aren’t used to cooking a huge celebration meal, it might seem daunting.