Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving Edition Roundup!

Key ingredient of your Thanksgiving meal? Cornbread stuffing. Bored with the same ol’ reliable cornbread? Try a fruit stuffing with your roast turkey, with andouille sausage for a little punch.

Holiday Heartburn: How To Avoid It This Thanksgiving

If you’re prone to heartburn or acid reflux, then a big food-focused holiday like Thanksgiving can be an uncomfortable time. So beat the burn — by choosing the right foods and drinks. Follow these tips for a more enjoyable holiday: *Be a nibbler, not a gobbler. Large portions, and eating too quickly, can cause stomach acid to bubble up and irritate the sensitive tissues of the esophagus — the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Eat small …

10 Ways to Volunteer with Family Caregivers

This is a guest post by Heather Taylor. Taylor is a freelance writer, consultant and radio producer.  Since January 2011, she’s also happily served as a job coach in the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program,  helping adults aged 50+ who are unemployed, underemployed or career-changers to find satisfying work. You can follow her on twitter at @findingthejobs.  Quick!  What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word November? For lots of us, November means the Thanksgiving feast.  It’s …

4 Frugal Foods to Stock Up on This Thanksgiving…or Right After

“You must be cooking two Thanksgiving dinners, huh?” the supermarket cashier said to me. I hadn’t realized it, but my groceries marching down the conveyor belt did look like a parade headed toward Noah’s ark:  two bags of sweet potatoes, two sacks of cranberries, two frozen turkeys, two bags of onions. “No, just stocking up,” I said, wondering to myself if I’d forgotten the creamed corn. Or maybe that was the unicorn?

Invest in a Life: Adopt!

Updated on Nov. 12, 2013 November is known for Thanksgiving, but did you also know that it’s National Adoption Month? This year, Nov. 23 is National Adoption Day. We don’t put up a tree with lights, or look for eggs, or ask for candy, but it still is a life changing day for so many. >> Sign up for the AARP Leisure Newsletter My husband Sean and I truly believe the heroes of this world are our military, police officers, …

Thanksgiving Shouldn’t Empty Your Wallet

The holiday of being thankful shouldn’t also be the holiday of being broke — after all, turkeys and the other delicious food that goes into a Thanksgiving feast can be quite a strain on your wallet. So AARP took the initiative of putting together some tips on how to spend less: Perhaps the simplest way to cut the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is to rein in the number of dishes you serve. “People typically overspend on Thanksgiving,” says Kit Yarrow, …