Food, holiday, recipe

CRANBERRY SAUCE

CRANBERRY SAUCE  Makes 2 cups YOU’LL NEED 12 oz bag fresh cranberries Zest and juice from 1 orange Zest and juice from 1 lemon ⅔ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup white sugar Optional: 2 ounces gold rum MAKE IT Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on medium-high heat for 15 to 20 […]

Food, holiday, recipe

ROBERT’S CORNBREAD STUFFING

ROBERT’S CORNBREAD STUFFING Serves 10 YOU’LL NEED 1½ lbs corn bread 1½ lbs sourdough bread 8 slices bacon 5 tbsp butter 3 cups chopped onions 2 cups chopped celery 1 cup chopped shallots ¼ tsp sage ¼ tbsp thyme 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced 1 lb fresh cranberries 1½ cups pecans, toasted, coarsely […]

Food, holiday, recipe

ROBERT’S ROAST TURKEY

ROBERT’S ROAST TURKEY Serves 12 YOU’LL NEED 1 20-pound turkey Kosher salt 1 tbsp ground red chili flakes 1 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 to 1½ tbsp unbleached flour ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, sage) Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste MAKE IT Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rub turkey with salt, […]

Food, holiday

How to Become Mom’s Favorite

Gift Ideas for Mom with a Fitness Twist Skip the mixed bouquet. This Mother’s Day give the first special woman in your life the best gift of all: Health. You don’t have to invest in a yearlong gym membership for mom (although not a bad idea) or put a bow around a stair climber. What […]

Fitness, Health, holiday

Stress-Free Holiday Tips

Does just thinking about the holidays stress you out? If so, you are not alone. An American Psychological Associate study shows that stress levels are higher over the holiday seasons for 44 percent of women and 33 percent of men. When asked if they were able to relax over the holidays, only 25 percent of […]

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The Real Holiday Spirit

Making a habit of winter boozing is going to make next year even more difficult. “The Christmas spirit is not what you drink.” Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull wrote that line for “A Christmas Song” and I always think of it at this time of year. We tend to overdo everything in December. We overeat […]