With next week being Thanksgiving Day, likely most know by now whether we will dine out, have our meal catered, do the cooking ourselves or just chuck it all for a Big Mac.

As a child, candy-making at Christmas was a memorable time. Everyone in our family had his or her favorite, which they usually shared. I enjoyed them all, but nothing could compare with my dad’s taffy.

Pumpkin not only adds color to our meals but it also adds nutrition. Keep this in mind when planning your desserts for Thanksgiving. In addition to the large amount of vitamin A in this orange vegetable, it is also low in fat and sodium.

It’s not too soon to plan for the trick-or-treaters on Halloween, especially if you will be sharing some homemade goodies.