a la carte class:
“a basically better for you thanksgiving”

Join Amanda Haas and FOOD LA LA’s Lindsay Kinder for a “Basically Better for You Thanksgiving!” featuring everything you need to host a delicious, feel-good, and special celebration!


Of all the days of the year to host an event, Thanksgiving is the most intimidating.  Or at least it’s the one we hear about the most. “Too many recipes steeped in tradition.” “Too hard to cook a turkey.”  “My in-laws are coming.”  “I don’t even know where to start.”  “The timing of it all is so hard!”

During this live class, you'll get to cook through a Thanksgiving menu and learn how to conquer hosting Turkey day with ease. Plus ask all your questions to this dynamic duo live!

Amanda has been hosting Thanksgiving for 30 years, and she can’t wait to share her planning tips, scheduling, and “do a little every day” plan so come Thanksgiving Day, you can confidently plan to take a shower, nap (she does!), go play football with the kids, or watch the Macy’s Day parade before sitting down to dinner with your loved ones.

And Lindsay will share all the inspiration for tiny tips to create big holiday magic (no matter what you’re cooking . . . or not cooking!), including the FOOD LA LA French 75 bar, the ultimate way to keep your guests hydrated (and you stress free) all night long!  

This year, have no fear! Amanda and Lindsay are here!  Join us for the tools, guides, and tips that will leave you feeling like:

  • Cooking the meal does not have to be totally overwhelming. In fact, Amanda believes you can cook the meal and still enjoy the day!
  • Food can be delicious and still easy to execute!
  • Food can also be good for you while being full of amazing flavor, free of feeling restrictive.  (It’s all about balancing rich recipes with lighter ones and using herbs and spices to bring out the best in each one. Gluten-free?  We’ve got you?  Paleo-Friendly? We’ve got you too! KETO? Why yes, you too can enjoy Thanksgiving!)
  • The tiniest, easiest details can have a major wow-factor.

what you'll get

The  Basically Better for You Menu

Ten Recipes for the entire Thanksgiving meal.  You can outsource a few to guests, or pick 5 or 6 to do and leave it at that.  You’ll receive a PDF of all of the recipes to print and keep for years to come.

FOOD LA LA’s Holiday French 75 Bar

The recipes and instructions you’ll need to execute a memorable cocktail experience for your guests (hint: you’ll let them relish in the joy of being their own fabulous bartender!)  Printable sign included.

The Shopping List

Amanda will provide you with an entire list of ingredients, broken down by department.  

The cooking tools list

Because there are some specific tools you’ll need to cook the whole meal, Amanda has developed a list of her favorites, all with easy links to purchase so you receive them asap.  

The Day by Day Calendar Plan

Amanda is a firm believer that you’ve gotta plan your work and work your plan.  She starts the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  We’ll give you a day-by-day calendar of the tasks to accomplish each day to host the best Thanksgiving ever.  

Access to the Class for One Month

You’ll be able to revisit the content for 30 days, so if you miss the live class, you can review the video at your leisure

★ Giveaways ★

One lucky participant will receive a free one-hour consult with Amanda during which she’ll help you solidify the perfect menu for your family, and devise your game plan!  (But also, gift giving is both Amanda and Lindsay's love language, so you can expect more surprises from these two!)

The Thanksgiving Hotline!!

On Wednesday, November 23rd, Amanda will be available LIVE to answer your last minute cooking questions from 11-noon Pacific Time.  That’s right.  She will sit there and answer all of your questions as you are IN IT.   

Feel Good Vibes

Amanda donates 10% of her profits from this class to No Kid Hungry and Save the Children.  Woot woot! 



Holiday French 75 Bar

Warm Curry-Spiced Nuts

French Onion Dip and Crudites


BBFY Roast Turkey with Maple Brine 


Gluten-Free Stuffing with Dried Cherries and Fennel Sausage

Mandy’s BBFY Mashed Potatoes

Fall-Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Maple Drizzle

Green Bean Bundles

Roasted Carrots with Pistachio and Pomegranate Relish 


Gluten-Free Mini Apple and Pear Crisps

Gluten-Free Sugar and Spice Cheesecake

Chocolate Ganache Tart