American Indian Heritage Month

The Nations of North America Finally Revealed President Thomas Jefferson was deeply curious about the peoples who lived in the West of the unexplored American continent. Rumor was all he had to go on since only a few white fur traders had ever ventured into the...

Veterans Day: A Time To Honor All Who Served

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month Nov. 11, 1918, is recognized as the end of the world's first global conflict, World War I. In 1938, November 11 was named Armistice Day in recognition of those who served. Then came World War II and the greatest...

Better Conversation On Thanksgiving

What can be trickier than keeping all the side dishes hot on Thanksgiving Day? Keeping heads cool during dinnertime conversation. If your family or dinner guests have wide-ranging views on politics and religion, just tell everyone before they arrive that the topics...

How Many Calories Are In Thanksgiving Dinner?

Oh, baby. We just went there. Forewarned is forearmed, right? Or something like that. You can stick your head in the sand, or you can have some facts and prepare for the onslaught (a little pre-holiday salad or extra workouts, say). So for those who prefer to be...

Halloween Fun At Home

Halloween is now one of the biggest consumer holidays in America. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Halloween Consumer Spending Survey, celebrants spent an average of $77 each on their costumes, candy, party decorations and greeting cards. But more...

A Brief History Of Pie

At first blush, it might seem like a classic that has remained pretty steady and predictable over the years. Pie is pie, right? Look a little closer. It turns out, we can sneak a peek into history and fads when we consider what types of pie were popular at the time....