Turkey Day Tips and Tricks!

  • Individual Mini Pies for Every Taste Bud
  • Make a Mashed Potato Bar
  • How to Store Leftover Mashed Potatoes
  • An Easy Pumpkin Spice Cereal Snack for Kids
Wells Homestead

Meet the Farmer: Wells Homestead Acres

On a recent trip out to Long Island to visit some of our favorite producers, we stopped by Wells Homestead to say hello to our good friend Lyle Wells — an 11th generation family-farmer who’s been growing for FreshDirect since 2005. Lyle kindly obliged us with a quick tour of the farm. Learn more about…

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An Elegant Edible Menorah

Throwing a Hanukkah party? Make your food part of the décor with a festive platter chock-full of veggies. Substitute radishes for cucumbers and add your favorite crunchy produce for a healthy yet totally gorgeous platter.

mashed potato bar

Make a Mashed Potato Bar

There are two type of people in this world: stuffing people and mashed potato people. If you’re the latter, prepare to have all of your ‘tater dreams come true. Mashed potatoes plus all of the toppings your taste buds could desire? What’s not to love! We think this would be the perfect way to top…

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How to Store Leftover Mashed Potatoes

We’ve always had a soft spot for the microwave—hello, 4 Minute Meals!—but this new way to enjoy mashed potatoes just put it at the top of our BFF list. Learn how to store and enjoy your leftover Thanksgiving potatoes and gravy for a quick snack that might just be better than Thanksgiving dinner itself. A video posted…

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Fresh Adventure: Watch the Video on How We Source Olio Novello

Our team of sourcing experts just got back from Sicily, where they celebrated the first harvest and press of the 2015 season, hand-picking our own custom blend of olives to make a unique olio novello (new oil) exclusive to FreshDirect. Ken, our specialty merchant, described this ready-to-use oil as “fresh, vibrant, and luscious.” This limited-time…

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An Easy Pumpkin Spice Cereal Snack for Kids

Sometimes called puppy chow, other times called muddy buddies, this cereal snack is a sweet midwestern favorite for kids and adults alike. Traditionally served at parties throughout the year, this version gets a Thanksgiving kick with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Imagine this treat with a warm latte… Perfection!

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Turn Pretzel Rods into Thanksgiving Turkeys

We all know that turkeys are the main event of any Thanksgiving feast, but you can’t beat chocolate. These adorable treats are perfect for kids, as party favors, or even as a cute centerpiece. Just don’t expect them to last long—your guests will gobble them up faster than you can say “leftovers.”

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7 Time-Saving Thanksgiving Hacks

We get it—planning Thanksgiving can be stressful. There’s the turkey, the potatoes, the stuffing, and don’t forget the pie! To help, we compiled these tricks that will make even the busiest of Thanksgiving days feel that much more manageable. Even better: They can help you get to the table faster!

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4-Ingredient Mini Apple Pies

Everything is better in bite-sized portions, even pie. We think these miniature versions would be perfect for breakfast—they do have fruit in them!—or as a sweet treat post-Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re feeling adventurous, swap out apples for pears or even add a bit of pumpkin puree for an even more in-season treat.

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Overnight Pumpkin Oats from Rachel Mansfield

Our pal Rachel Mansfield knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—even on Thanksgiving!—which is why we couldn’t be happier that she created this sweet Thanksgiving morning oatmeal using pumpkin butter. What better way to kick off a full day of indulging?

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie From Class Pass

Just because the editors at Class Pass are admittedly a little bit obsessed with health, that doesn’t mean they don’t have quite the sweet tooth, too. Thus we have a vegan sweet potato pie from their PR Director Ashley Hennings. It’s creamy and delectable and you can enjoy it without the guilt.


Roasted Turbot with Cauliflower Florets Recipe

Turbot is our favorite fish to cook right now, and our seafood expert, Mike Kanter, loves pairing this delicious flat fish with roasted cauliflower florets. Serve this up at your next dinner party and your guests will go home wowed! Get the recipe after the jump.