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 …

The Thanksgiving Reader

Commence dinner a little differently this year with this collection of contemplative readings

We’re approaching that time of the year many people come to dread for its airport travel clogs and the political arguments that await at dinner. Thanksgiving is just T-minus 10 days and this year, entrepreneur and blogger Seth Godin suggests a way to approach annual gatherings a little more consciously—and all it requires is access to a printer. The universal Thanksgiving Reader is a small …