For the past few years, I’ve hosted a separate friends-only Thanksgiving dinner. Many of the people I know have families that live far away or don’t have family to see on Thanksgiving, so this offers up a great chance to see the people I care about, try out my cooking chops and sip on a delicious bottle of red.
Many of my friends are health-conscious, though. So, while they’re still going to indulge in some scrumptious after-dinner dessert, they tend to want something filling and delicious that won’t make them feel too guilty — especially during that lazy post-dinner nap. The good news is that Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a calorie fest. It can be a great excuse to find new, interesting ways of making foods you already love.
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