Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Catherine De Orio

It’s always fun to chat with “Check, Please!” host Cat De Orio, and this time she helped save me from a pre-holiday meltdown with her hints & tips on making holiday meal prep a little easier.   As you will hear (should you choose to listen — please, oh please!), she had me at “maple bourbon candied pecans” and “pie sundaes.”

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

We always have fun talking to Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, and this time I really needed her help to avoid a pre-holiday meltdown and/or freakout as we get ready to host Thanksgiving at our house.   Alex had some great tips on staying organized, coming up with healthy versions of holiday classics, and how not to drive yourself (meaning me) crazy.

Lauren Makk

Lauren Makk was featured on TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and was a panelist on “Fab Life.”  She joined us with some “holiday hacks” featuring her special brand of “Affordable Luxury” as she helped me avoid a panic attack over holiday preparation.

Squanto was a jerk & other pilgrim tales with Bill McCormick

Bill McCormick checked in once again from the World News Center to revisit one of our favorite Thanksgiving topics:  how the beloved Squanto was really pretty much a jerk.

The Butterball Turkey Talk Line

To officially kick off the season of holiday cooking anticipation panic, I called Alice Coffey from the Butterball Turkey Talk Line (1-800-Butterball), who was happy to share hints, tips, and some of the wackier questions she gets every year.