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Review by Debbie Mazo 
Preparing Thanksgiving dinner can mean a lot of time in the kitchen as you try to make sure everything's right for your guests. This holiday season, ensure the preparation goes smoothly by checking out the resources at Full of handy pointers, recipes, even virtual greeting cards, has all the tools you need to make this holiday meal one your guests will never forget.

Throughout history, societies around the world have celebrated the harvest with ceremonies of thanksgiving. From the ancient Greeks and Romans to the earliest Chinese empires, harvest festivals and thanksgiving celebrations have brought families together and preserved traditions. Click on The Bountiful Harvest, and you can add a historical touch to your Thanksgiving celebration when you explore the original customs of the first American Thanksgiving.

Taking control of all the details for Thanksgiving is enough to intimidate any chef. is a self-contained guide to the holiday season with all the tips and tricks you need to make your meal a success. Browse through the site's links to Thanksgiving resources, and you'll never worry about your turkey coming out of the oven overcooked again. To stay ahead of the game, find out how you can plan ahead for a successful meal. Try some of the timely suggestions like shopping for all the ingredients the weekend before the meal. Or, prepare items in advance, like baking cornbread for the dressing or chopping onions and celery and storing them in the refrigerator.

Meal suggestions are in abundance at ranging from low-fat selections like purée of Yellow Squash Soup to vegetarian favorites like Amish Potato-Bread Stuffing. Sample some of the unique turkey offerings like Braised Truffled Turkey or Roast Turkey with Sausage Fennel Stuffing and Madeira Gravy. Then, sweeten up your meal with one of the dessert selections like a time-honored Pumpkin Pie or a nontraditional Grasshopper Pie garnished with grated mint-flavored chocolate.

While you're braising the turkey, keep your children busy with some of the craft ideas and family activities at, including a downloadable Thanksgiving Coloring Book and an online Grand Turkey Hunt. with plenty of entertainment suggestions and tasty holiday recipes, can make sure this Thanksgiving won't ruffle your feathers at all.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].

Copyright © 2000, Debbie Mazo. All rights reserved.


    November 2000



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