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Thanksgiving

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  • Thanksgiving recipe video: Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts

    Thanksgiving recipe video: Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts
    Thanksgiving is just days away, and it's never too soon to start planning your menu! Food editor Russ Parsons and I will be demonstrating videos of classic dishes on the blog every couple of days to get you in the mood. Love Brussels sprouts? Even if...
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • More anxious retailers will open earlier on Thanksgiving

    More anxious retailers will open earlier on Thanksgiving
    The annual retail arms race is invading Thanksgiving with a vengeance. Instead of a Norman Rockwell tableau of family gathered round the turkey, a more fitting image this year might be Americans rushing out to bag bargains. On Monday, Wal-Mart, Target...
  • The cure for retailers ruining Thanksgiving: A federal blue law

    The cure for retailers ruining Thanksgiving: A federal blue law
    Forget about that so-called war on Christmas. The real war is on Thanksgiving, and it looks as though the turkeys won’t be the only losers. Joining fellow retail giants Wal-Mart, Staples and who knows who else (it’s too depressing to count),...
  • Black Friday is the busiest, but what's the best day to holiday shop?

    Black Friday is the busiest, but what's the best day to holiday shop?
    The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest days of the years at malls and other shopping centers around the country, as the prospect of bargain bin televisions and dirt cheap clothing draws hordes of deal-hunters to shake off their...
  • On holiday hours, no sale

    On holiday hours, no sale
    The big retailers expanding their Black Friday hours earlier into Thanksgiving day will no doubt lure bigger crowds of holiday shoppers ready to part with their cash. They just shouldn't expect many Times readers — if the letters we received are any...
  • Thanksgiving dinner cost falls from last year's record to $49.04

    Thanksgiving dinner cost falls from last year's record to $49.04
    Americans will have to spend just less than $50 on a Thanksgiving feast for 10 people this year, as the estimated average cost of the meal fell 44 cents from last year’s high of $49.48. This time around, the spread will run consumers $49.04 --...
  • The game plan for Thanksgiving dinner

    The game plan for Thanksgiving dinner
    So, are you getting ready for the big meal? For some of us, planning the Thanksgiving dinner is an exciting "Iron Chef"-like challenge; for others, it's perhaps more of an exercise in masochism. Whether you're hosting your first Thanksgiving or your 50th,...
  • Wal-Mart sets up Thanksgiving food drive -- for its own employees

    Wal-Mart sets up Thanksgiving food drive -- for its own employees
    A Wal-Mart in Ohio has placed bins in its store for a food drive. But the drive isn't meant to benefit just anyone. It's to ask employees to donate food to coworkers who can't afford to have Thanksgiving. The sign on the bins read "Please donate food...
  • October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?

    October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?
    Retailers are going into the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas shopping season with a smaller degree of panic after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October. Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, according to the U.S. Census...
  • How to stay gluten-free and still love the Thanksgiving feast

    How to stay gluten-free and still love the Thanksgiving feast
    Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or guests who are allergic to nuts. But more people are choosing to eat gluten-free or learning they must do without gluten. And with pie crusts...