'Better Homes and Gardens' Online Serves Up the Goods on Thanksgiving
'CELEBRATE! 100 Days of Holidays' Provides Must-Have Advice for the
NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 90 percent of Americans feasting on turkey this Thanksgiving, "Better Homes and Gardens" Online (http://www.bhg.com) offers invaluable advice to help cooks avoid an underdone Tom, a pasty gravy and rock-dry stuffing. The expert editors at BHG.com help the novice and expert alike avoid the most common cooking mistakes during Thanksgiving preparations. The site's new section, "CELEBRATE! 100 Days of Holidays" -- an online guide to all holiday-related needs for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's -- offers an interactive roasting chart; short cuts to a perfect stuffing; a menu planner; and expert advice for selecting, storing, stuffing, and carving the perfect turkey. Returning by popular demand is the nationally acclaimed Thanksgiving Success Guide which garnered more than 2.3 million page views on the BHG.com Web site during the months of October and November of 1999. This time-tested, leading holiday site offers household chefs tips from planning how much food to buy for your guests to last-minute substitute ingredients for an enjoyable and smooth sailing Thanksgiving dinner. Other key highlights of CELEBRATE!'s Thanksgiving destination include: -- Recipe Center -- This extremely popular tool, which has received nearly 10 million page views since its May 2000 launch, is loaded with more than 4,000 recipes. Looking for a new take on turkey? Herbed, curried, or marinated -- there are over 200 turkey recipes for every taste. Pair the perfect Tom with just-right side dishes, appetizers, or desserts. Users can search the Recipe Center and find scads of dishes to round out the holiday menu. -- Interactive Roasting Guide and 13 How-to-Videos -- Home chefs get hands-on training with videos of expert, step-by-step instruction for preparing a scrumptious holiday meal. -- Plan-a-Party -- Kicking off November 1, this essential Interactive tool empowers users to e-mail (or snail mail) party invitations, track RSVPs, make shopping lists, create 18 innovative holiday party themes, and more. -- Travel Tips -- Traveling to Grandma's this Thanksgiving? BHG.com's soup-to-nuts packing guide offers 50 travel tips and expert tips for on-the-go families. The guide also offers plenty of kid-focused ideas, from road games to tips for hassle-free family travel. -- Online Volunteering & Charities -- It's the season to give thanks and give to others -- online. CELEBRATE! highlights ways users can make a difference by donating money or time through the Web. -- E-cards -- Looking for a quick way to send a holiday greetings for family members and friends? Turn to BHG.com's E-cards featuring dozens of archived photographs from "Better Homes and Gardens" with an accompanying recipe or project instructions. -- A Personalized Calendar -- Users can organized their holiday tasks with the help of a personalized online calendar. It helps keep track of events and meetings in everyone's lives and those of every family member. The festivities intensify on November 8, when CELEBRATE! kicks off the exclusive Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah holiday guides. EDITOR'S NOTE: To access this blockbuster guide to the holidays, Internet users can log on to the "Better Homes and Gardens" Web site at http://www.bhg.com or go directly to CELEBRATE! at www.bhg.com/celebrate/. Art work available upon request. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) (http://www.meredith.com) is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. Meredith publishes more than 20 magazine brands, including Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies' Home Journal, and more than 100 special interest publications. Meredith owns 12 television stations -- including properties in top 25 markets such as Atlanta, Phoenix, Orlando and Portland -- and produces original television programming based on its strong brands. Meredith's consumer database, which contains more than 60 million names, is the largest domestic database among media companies and enables magazine and television advertisers to precisely target marketing campaigns. Additionally, Meredith has an extensive Internet presence, which includes 26 Web sites, strategic alliances with leading Internet destinations and branded anchor tenant positions on America Online.
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