Category Archives: Holidays & Special Occasion Meals

Make Food Gifts Special by Adding a Family Story

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At this time of year, newspapers, magazines, and television tout food gifts. I wondered what I could give to my distant relatives. Because I wasn’t up to date on their children’s ages or interests, I couldn’t give them clothes or toys, so I decided to give three families food gifts.?

Roasted Turkey Breast with Gorgonzola, Baked Pears and Toasted Pecans

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Host the perfect family dinner with a show stopping main dish that will be sure to impress. Try topping your turkey with this beautiful balance of sweetness and richness with the combination of crisp pears and punchy gorgonzola cheese.

Traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner

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Many families in America have different types of Thanksgiving meals but here we are including the basic old fashioned traditional dinner.

Thanksgiving Check Off List

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Thanksgiving is celebrating the fall harvest with friends and family. If you are planning a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s important not to forget anything, so you can your guests can have fun celebrating the holiday. Follow this Thanksgiving Check off List, so you can be sure that you don’t miss a thing.

Have a Chocoholic Party

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Create a Chocoholic Party

Looking for some fun party ideas? How about a chocoholic party?  New research is touting the benefits of dark chocolate and in fact, our ancestors knew about many of the benefits for many years. Hosting a Chocoholic party is easy and your guests will enjoy the unique idea.

Hashbrown Chili Dip Recipe

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When you hear the phrase “’tis the season” you might be thinking holidays. But it’s also the season of families and friends gathering together around the big-screen TV to cheer on their favorite college or pro sports teams.

For Thanksgiving, Discover Red Rice Stove-Top Dressing

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On Thanksgiving, I am a traditionalist and an adventurer, too. Maintaining a family tradition, I include the canned small French green peas with pearl onions that my mother always served. Call this retro, but it’s essential for me. However, serving only the same dishes every year would be too dull.

Home Made Stove Top or Chicken, Turkey, Duck or Goose Stuffing

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Most people remember the wonderful stuffing from their grandmother’s turkey at Thanksgiving. Whether it was the bread stuffing spiced with sage or one with the wonderful added flavor of oysters, it was a real comfort food.

Old Fashion Recipe for Turkey With Apricot Cornbread Stuffing

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If you are looking for a new way to do turkey and stuffing, here is a recipe for you. This old-time recipe has a stuffing that combines cornbread, apricots, and pecans. Probably no one among your family and friends has served stuffing quite like this one. Give it a try. Impress your family and friends.

How to Organize a Perfect Picnic

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Picnics are fun if they are organized well. The ideas for a great picnic never end as there are plenty of them to enjoy yourself. Let’s find out what are the necessary things to be taken care of while we plan a picnic.