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How To Make Guilt-Free Gravy For Thanksgiving

What do slices of turkey, mashed potatoes and homemade bread have in common? They're all tastier when covered in a warm coat of gravy. The downside is that gravy made from meat is typically high in saturated fats and sodium, both of which can contribute to heart problems. However, there's no need to skip on the dressing at your next family gathering! Just whip up a batch of this guilt-free gravy that's made with mushrooms.

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3 Delicious Gluten-Free Sides For Thanksgiving

If you or one of your loved ones has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that doesn't allow you to eat gluten, it can be tricky to enjoy the holiday season. Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes contain gluten, so celiacs have to be careful about what they're eating. To accommodate the dietary restrictions of your family or friends, replace your classic side dishes with gluten-free alternatives. These three recipes are safe for everyone to eat, and they're so delicious that no one will know they're gluten-free.

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Jazz Up Your Mashed Potatoes With 3 Easy Recipes

During the holidays, you're sure to spot a dish of warm mashed potatoes at every gathering. This classic side dish is a crowd favorite, but it can get old when you're eating plain potatoes all the time. Here are a few easy recipes you can use to spice up your traditional mashed potatoes.

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Tips For Celebrating Thanksgiving With Family And Friends

The holiday season is an ideal time for seniors to catch up with family and friends, especially those who live far away. Whether you invite everyone to a potluck at your retirement community or gather at a relative's house for a sit-down dinner, the important thing is that you spend quality time together. Here are a few tips to ensure your Thanksgiving gathering is stress-free and that everyone gets in the holiday spirit.

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A Sunrise Recipe: Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

A few years back, Jessica Overdorf, concierge at Sunrise of Exton, PA, wanted a “fancier spin on plain old green beans” for a holiday dinner with her family. She has been using this recipe ever since! Though she admits it’s nothing special, it is always a delicious crowd-pleaser! Green beans are low in calories and contain no saturated fat. They are also a very rich source of dietary fiber and vitamin A. Green beans are a great alternative to include in holiday dishes during a season full of sweets and treats!

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Homemade Apple Butter At Your Pace

One of the most cherished fall traditions for many people is apple picking. Whether you're a chef looking to hand-pick your own ingredients or just looking for a fun outdoor activity, taking a trip to a local orchard can be a great way to enjoy the changing of the leaves and come away with a delicious reminder of the season. Once you've brought your bushel home, set a portion aside for a batch of apple butter. Not only will it probably taste better than anything you could buy at the store, you'll have the satisfaction of having a hand in every part of the process.

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Eggs Come Out Of Their Shell With Unconventional Twists

Eggs have gotten a bad rap. Not only have they been blamed for clogging arteries and increasing heart risks - which many doctors now consider to be a myth - they're also considered to make a pretty boring meal. Perhaps because it's so easy to throw a couple of eggs into a pan and scramble or fry them, many people don't think of eggs as being anything by a simple, nearly ubiquitous breakfast food. However, as a cheap source of nutrients, eggs are hard to beat, so it may be time to try out some of these recipes to show your retirement community that eggs are all they're cracked up to be.

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Celebrate The Summer With Tasty Banana Recipes

Although bananas are available year-round thanks to refrigerated delivery trucks, the refreshing fruit hits the spot especially when in hotter weather. When refrigerated train cars were first introduced to the U.S., the only route that bananas could take North from New Orleans - where they arrived by ship - passed through the ice house in Fulton, Kentucky, according to to Fulton Tourism Commission. Because of its central location, more than 70 percent of the bananas eaten in the U.S. passed through the city, earning it the title of "Banana Capital of the World."

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