The calendar year is coming to a close, and the month of November is especially heartwarming for me. My birthday falls in November, as does National Philanthropy Day and, of course, the official day of “Thanksgiving.” I am grateful to be able to combine my personal and professional lives every day, living out my parents’ often-taught principle of “to whom much is given, much is required.“
I am a child of the 1960s, having helped to integrate an independent
Have you ever waited until January 6th to start your New Year's resolutions?
"Holy smokes, how is it already the New Year? I didn't even think about what I'm committing to. I guess my weekly thank-you notes and my diet can start in a couple days. On January 6th.”
I’ve done it. I bet you have, too.
Because every year, we do the same thing. We waltz our way through holiday parties, travel plans and family functions right into January. Then
With Turkey Day less than 24 hours away, our friends at Target have all of your last-minute essentials in the grocery aisle. But hold on — what will you do with your turkey leftovers? If you’re looking for leftover turkey inspiration — beyond the usual soup, salad and sandwich fare — the Target Test Kitchen has whipped up four killer recipes that transform excess turkey into mouthwatering one-dish meals — each with a Thai, Mexican,
Office of the Presidency — the most powerful position in the world — brings
with it many awesome and solemn responsibilities,” said President Obama on a
chilly November 2013 day in the Rose Garden. “This is not one of them."
Nearby, a 38-pound turkey named "Popcorn" stood on a podium, white feathers
ruffling in the wind. Popcorn, along with his understudy, "Caramel," were beneficiaries of the annual Presidential
’Tis the season for entertaining – from Thanksgiving to holiday soirees, it's also the season to enjoy an ice-cold Coca-Cola in a special way. The Coca-Cola + Riedel Glass will enhance the experience for you and your guests.
throughout the wine world for their varietal-specific stemware, have produced a
glass inspired by the curves of the original Coca-Cola contour bottle to remind people of
That Thanksgiving is a meat-centric
holiday is hardly disputed.
The settlers who kicked off the
tradition, celebrating the end of what had been a distressing dearth of food,
did so with boatloads of animal-derived protein.
That set the scene for 400 years of
meat-based tradition. But with 7.3 million Americans following a vegetarian
diet, a new tradition has appeared: tossing the occasional barb at a family
member with an opposing dietary
Chances are, you're among the millions of Americans scouring cookbooks and sifting through recipe boxes, poring over foodie blogs and cooking magazines, and emailing family and friends for Thanksgiving ideas.
To help you prep for next Thursday's feast, we dug into our archives of fan-favorite recipes (inspired by Coca-Cola, of course) and pulled together a selection of tasty, stress-free dishes you can select from to create a delicious menu to suit
Brining a Thanksgiving turkey is a lot easier than you
might think. Plus, it keeps your turkey moist and adds lots of flavor. I
created a simple, no-fail citrus and tea brine that can be put together in just
minutes.I brined my turkey for 24 hours using just a mixture of Honest Tea,
Simply Orange, onion, garlic, lemon, and herbs. Remember my Coca-Cola Journey post on how to
preserve herbs from earlier in the fall? I used the rosemary and thyme
Nov 20, 2014
Tips and Tricks:It
is crucial that you thoroughly rinse both the inside and outside of the turkey
after brining and before roasting, otherwise it will be too salty.Use the salty pan drippings to make gravy. Yum! The secret is to place a diced potato in the gravy while cooking since the potato will absorb the excess salt. Just let it simmer in the gravy for 20-30 minutes.NOTE: We invite our U.S.
readers to join us on the new My Coke Rewards
Nov 20, 2014
VegKitchen has a number of vegetarian recipes for a happy
harmonious holiday, but author and blogger Nava Atlas says this one is her favorite.
Even those of us who have given up
the bird welcome a Thanksgiving dish that has been stuffed. This satisfying
dish of butternut squash stuffed with whole grain (or gluten-free) bread, wild
rice, and onions makes a handsome centerpiece for the holiday meal.