“Dying young isn’t cool either…” These words, though a bit harsh, were the words that our dermatologist berated my 13 year old daughter with this morning.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! We’ve collected some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes so you don’t have to worry about what you’re cooking right before the holiday. It’s Thanksgiving cooking made easy. We hope you enjoy them just as much as we do!
- 1 (18 lb Turkey) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
- 2 Cups Kosher Salt
- ½ Cup Butter/Margarine melted
- 2 large onions, peeled and chopped
- 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 Cup dry white wine
- Rub the turkey inside and out with the kosher salt. Place the bird in a large stock pot, and cover with cold water. Place in the refrigerator, and allow the turkey to soak in the salt and water mixture 12 hours, or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly rinse the turkey, and discard the brine mixture.
- Brush the turkey with 1/2 the melted butter/margarine. Place breast side down on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff the turkey cavity with 1 onion, 1/2 the carrots, 1/2 the celery, 1 sprig of thyme, and the bay leaf. Scatter the remaining vegetables and thyme around the bottom of the roasting pan, and cover with the white wine.
- Roast uncovered 3 1/2 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F. Carefully turn the turkey breast side up about 2/3 through the roasting time, and brush with the remaining butter. Allow the bird to stand about 30 minutes before carving.
Can you feel that chill? Winter is definitely well on its way! While some embrace the season and look forward to snow days and hot chocolate, others suffer from the annual winter blues. The short days and cold weather have many of us hiding in our beds, thinking wistfully of long beach days and warm summer evening BBQs.
But we’re here to tell you that winter can be a wonderful time and it’s in your hands to make sure it is! Here are some great ways to avoid those winter blues and make the most of the season:
While there is a plethora of informationout there about how to properly plan for financial retirement, it is equally, if not more, important to invest time and resources in developing an effective exercise plan as we age.
The health benefits of exercise are well-known and the time to start is now.
I’m going to share a little secret. Your personal exercise plan does not have to be overly time-consuming nor intimidating in any way. The key to success is to choose exercise that you enjoy. It’s as simple as that. If you’re not having fun – despite the best of intentions – you will not persist and you will quit as soon as the first lame excuse pops us. Trust me on this.
Approaching retirement age, I recently switched from an office job in public relations to working freelance from home, affording me much more flexibility in my daily schedule. This lifestyle change greatly expanded my options for incorporating more exercise into my day, at times that best work for me.
Okay, ladies, let’s talk Breast Cancer.
The tragic reality is that around 1 in 8 American women will become a victim of Breast Cancer, with over 400,000 expected to succumb to it in one year alone. These numbers, though alarming, are actually significantly lower than they used to be, which is very likely the result of increased awareness and pro-activity. Knowledge is power and so, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to encourage you to arm yourself with as much information as possible, starting with these helpful tidbits.