Five Thanksgiving Playlists From The Washington Post

As writer James David Jacobs reminds us, there’s no established holiday music for Thanksgiving as there is for Christmas and even Halloween. With that in mind, Jacobs assembled an epic classical playlist, broken down for before dinner, during and after. For those not taken by instrumental wonders, he also constructed an “anything goes” playlist, divided up in the same way, featuring an array of eclectic …

Unexpected Additions to Punch Up Your Thanksgiving Meal

Eight food and drink items that can accompany or take the place of all that's traditional

Of course there is great joy, nostalgia and ease to the fact that Thanksgiving dinner stays the same year after year for many people. We aren’t suggesting anyone ditch the bird or the mashed potatoes but the following eight items can either be incorporated into what you know and love, used as a replacement ingredient or act as a seasoning. We even went so far …

How Candied Yams Became a Thanksgiving Staple

For many, Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without a serving of sweet potato casserole aka candied yams. But many don’t know how the sweet and sticky recipe came to be. According to Munchies, a corporation came up with the sweet potato side dish in an attempt to mass-market marshmallows—which had just been introduced—and convince Americans to accept the light and fluffy treats. Apparently it worked, and …