Not Your Normal What-I'm-Thankful-For List

We all are thankful for the things in our lives, but are we thankful for the right things? Tim Rohrer encourages us to consider things that we might not normally consider thanks-worthy.

Cranberry-Orange Relish

Homemade cranberry-orange relish adds a bright, tart flavor to the Thanksgiving table.

Pick and Pack a Peck of Pickled Peppers

A pickled pepper recipe that packs quite a punch. Don't be discouraged by November's nine degrees in the sun weather. Now is a great time to pull out your water-bath canner and put up your late-fall harvest for winter month garden-fresh eating.

An Early Thanksgiving

When her parents fall ill, Michelle takes a step back to care for them, to take stock of all she has learned from them, and to observe an early Thanksgiving.

Homegrown, Homemade Pumpkin Pies

Homegrown, homemade pumpkin pies are becoming the starting event to the holiday season. This year we turned 8 winter luxury squash into pumpkin pie mix.

Pastured Turkey Cooking Tips

Choose a pastured turkey rather than an industrial turkey this Thanksgiving. Follow these turkey cooking tips and discover why heritage turkeys are a better choice than commercial turkeys.

Dinner Rolls for a Crowd

If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.

Meatless Monday Recipe: Yummy Veggie Meatloaf

Veggie meatloaf makes for a hearty, delicious entree or side dish perfect for vegetarians and vegans at Thanksgiving. Check out these three varieties: one features chickpeas, one lentils and one vegetarian meat substitute.

A Day to be Thankful

Make your Thanksgiving day even more special by including your own home-grown goodness to the meal.

Meatless Monday Recipe: Thanksgiving Specialties

No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!

Thank You To My Readers

How a non writer can with effort contribute in a small way. To read more on our life style go to

Attitude of Gratitude

Environmental journalist Simran Sethi stays thankful for what’s important in the midst of a big move.

Talking Turkey for T-Day

This Thanksgiving consider opting for a pastured turkey instead of a commercially raised bird, and think about buying local Thanksgiving foods, too.

Vegetarian and Vegan Thanksgiving Meals

Vegetarians and vegans can enjoy an excellent meatless Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these great vegetarian and vegan recipes and websites.

A Turkey Story

Last spring, I decided to raise my own free-range turkey for Thanksgiving. Here’s how that project turned out.  

Stood Up by a Thanksgiving Turkey

As more people decide to pay a little extra for locally grown pastured turkey, demand may not meet supply. Make sure your bird is secure by buying farm-direct or shopping early.

Hogs on the Homestead

Raising endangered livestock, such as Mulefoot hogs, is good for the farmer as well as the future of heritage breeds.