Cranberry Meringue Pie

If you’re a fan of lemon meringue pie, you’ll love this festive cranberry meringue pie recipe. For the fluffiest meringue, set your eggs out at room temperature for about 15 minutes or submerge (in the shell) in a bowl of lukewarm water for 5 minutes before beating—egg whites at room temperature will gain more volume […]

5 Thanksgiving Disasters You Can Fix

Thanksgiving Disasters and Pro Tips to Fix Them Even for a seasoned cook, pulling together a Thanksgiving meal can be an anxiety-provoking nightmare. Sure, things can go wrong. Maybe you don’t have the right cooking equipment or your turkey is still frozen the morning of Thanksgiving. But cooking mistakes—even big disasters—don’t have to ruin your holiday […]

No-Cook Cranberry Relish

Take a detour from traditional cranberry sauce and try this recipe that combines fresh cranberries with sweet dates, sage and orange. You can make this no-cook cranberry relish in less than a minute in the food processor. It’s a divine accompaniment to roast turkey and perfect on a turkey sandwich as well. Makes: 2 cups […]

How to Live Longer

4 Tips to Live to 100 Years Old Let’s face it, we all want to know how to live longer. And 92-year-old Deborah Szekely, who founded the first destination spa 74 years ago, knows a few things about living to a ripe old age. Don’t fret if you can’t spend a week at Rancho La Puerta, […]

Sneaky Swaps to Save Up to 875 Calories

Save calories and lose weight with these healthy food swaps. There are plenty of tasty ways to substitute healthier ingredients for higher-calorie foods without feeling like you’re making a big sacrifice taste-wise. Here are some of my favorite swaps. Try them all and you can save 875 calories!   Swap Some Of The Avocado In […]

Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food

Staying healthy while you’re flying can be challenging (especially if you’re stuck in the air during mealtime). Luckily, it’s getting easier, as more airports are carrying healthy snacks like plain yogurt, nuts and dried fruit. With a little advance planning, you can pack your own healthy snacks—but that’s not always an option. To help you […]

Citrus Gravy

Use the turkey giblets and neck to make a flavorful stock for this citrus-spiked gravy. Or use 4 cups store-bought chicken broth. Makes: About 2 1/2 cups Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 3/4 hours Ingredients Turkey Giblet Stock Neck and giblets (except liver) from a 10- to 12-pound turkey 6 cups water 1 […]

11 Tips to Make Running Easier

No one heads out on a run thinking, “I want this to feel as hard as possible.” Nuh-uh. We want it to feel good. We want it to feel less difficult than before. And it will if you try out these 11 simple-to-follow running tips: 1. Shorten Your Stride It’s counter-intuitive, sure, but shortening your stride and […]

Stay-Slim Holiday Plan

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain with These Healthy Eating Tips 6 simple tips to help you avoid gaining weight during the holidays. For me, the holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year—bring on the cheesy songs and lights! Parties and cookie swaps start popping up on my calendar and probably yours too. But […]

6 Ways to Exercise Without Even Knowing It

Six everyday activities help you keep fit and stay active. A group of scientists recently suggested, in a review that appeared in the International Journal of Obesity, that Americans are simply spending too much time talking about how our toxic food environment and our couch potato ways are making us obese. Perhaps there are other […]