If you are hosting a holiday dinner, how much gravy do you actually need to make so that you don't have to worry about running out mid-meal? It seems like usually, you end up with far too much gravy leftover at the end or not enough. So how much should you budget per … [Read more...] about How much gravy do you need per person?
Dried orange slices are often used for decorations during the Christmas holiday season. They can be added to potpourri, set at candle bases, or even strung in a garland. Slice oranges thinly. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and place evenly on sheet. Preheat … [Read more...] about How to dry orange slices
Thawing a turkey in the fridge is one of those problems many cooks face. If you don't leave enough time, the turkey won't be unthawed when you need to cook it. On the other hand, if it sits too long in the refrigerator, it can cause problems with the turkey quality as … [Read more...] about How to thaw a frozen turkey in the fridge
Be festive with this great cranberry liqueur. It can be used in a mixed drink or you can create a cranberry shot with it. Great as gifts or to serve during holiday parties. 1 1/2 cups white sugar 3/4 cups water 1 1/2 cups vodka 1 lb fresh cranberries, washed & … [Read more...] about Make your own cranberry liqueur
Looking for inexpensive decor to celebrate Thanksgiving? Look to nature to provide a wealth of decorations without having to spend a penny. A few weeks before Thanksgiving, take the kids on a walk and look for interesting leaves. You can then dry these in a flower press or … [Read more...] about Inexpensive Thanksgiving Decorations to Make at Home
Tradition says thanksgiving has two main meat dishes - one turkey and one ham. But that tradition started when it was common for there to be 30-50 extended family members all attending the same thanksgiving dinner. Fortunately for us, most of us do not have to deal with this … [Read more...] about Saving money on your main meat dish
How big should your turkey be? Often, people purchase a turkey much larger than they actually need, because the size you see in the grocery store can be deceiving compared to how much meat it yields. Turkey Calculator - this great resource from Butterball will give you an … [Read more...] about How much turkey do you really need?
Whether you want a helping hand by making some Thanksgiving dinner dishes in the crock pot, or you want to create a Thanksgiving meal using multiple slow cookers, you can make your own traditional Thanksgiving dinner, with just minor improvisations - after all, an entire turkey … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Dinner in the Crockpot
This is an easy craft your kids can do to make fancy name cards for Thanksgiving. First, choose small autumn leaves for the rubbings, such as maple leaves or oak leaves. Then have 5" squares of tissue paper and 5" construction paper (one each for each name card). With the vein … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Leaf Rubbing Name Cards Craft
The perfect soap for your bathroom at Thanksgiving, or as a hostess gift for your Thanksgiving dinner. 4 oz glycerin soap (clear & unscented) 1/4 tsp pumpkin fragrance oil 5 drops clove essential oil 1/4 tsp ground cloves Orange food coloring In a small saucepan over low … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Pie Hand Soap Recipe
If you have seen dried corn at farmer's markets or sold at high end grocery stores to make festive Thanksgiving centerpieces, you know how much it costs to buy them dried. But with corn on the cob being so inexpensive, you can dry your own corn for a fraction of the … [Read more...] about How to dry corn on the cob for Thanksgiving decorations
Ever since we have been warned against cooking the stuffing inside the turkey, people have been getting creative with what to put inside the cooking bird. There is always the beer can route, ala beer can chicken. Others will stuff the stuffing inside the bird for … [Read more...] about Fresh herbs mix for inside your turkey
Need some crafts and activities to keep the kids occupied and busy while the turkey cooks? Or some easy decorations they can make for some frugal Thanksgiving decor? We have scoured the web, and here are 40 of the fantastic Turkey Day crafts we have found. Make salt … [Read more...] about 40 Thanksgiving Day crafts & activities for kids
Tired of the same old cranberry sauce printed on the bag of fresh cranberries? Or worse, you have only ever used the canned cranberry sauce but are looking to make it from scratch this year? Here are a ton of different types of cranberry sauce you can experiment this … [Read more...] about 71 Different Cranberry Sauce Recipes for Thanksgiving
You have probably heard that basting frequently results in a better turkey that is much more moist and juicy than its non-basted counterpart. But did you know that basting a turkey actually does little to make it less dry? Basting your turkey has only one purpose - to give … [Read more...] about How often should you baste a turkey?