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Recipes and Ideas for Holiday Meals

How to Plan The Pinterest-Perfect Summer Party for Your Kids

School's out and that means kids have all kinds of time for activities. Stock up on simple items at the start of the season so when it's your turn to host a play date...

Add a Tuscan Twist to Your Next Barbecue

Want to host a fuss-free but delicious barbecue get-together without the stress or expense of a caterer? Simplify al fresco entertaining by preparing dishes in advance. With a mouth-watering, high-quality pasta sauce like Bertolli in...
Paleo

Paleo Turkey Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

The stuffing and dressing two terms are interchangeable. Stuffing can be a mixture of seasoning, vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, nuts and herbs. In the 16th Century the English term for turkey meat is stuffing....

Welcome Warmer Weather with a Picnic

This time of year, the urge to go outside increases by the day. What better way to welcome warmer months than with a picnic, complete with homemade breads and baked goods made from scratch? Whether...

Picnic Hacks to Make The Most of The Season

The sun's shining, so what better time to pack a picnic basket and hit the road and indulge in some delicious food in the park or at the beach? Enjoy the outdoor dining experience...

Birthday Celebrations

Happy 21st birthday Pioneerthinking.com Thank you to all of our readers over the years who have supported us in keeping Pioneerthinking.com a great place to be.  Looking forward to many more years with you. Love you...

Packing Food for Road Trips

Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandma's House We Go -- Again! Hoooraaay!!!! It's summer. That means exciting vacations and special trips to Grandma and Grandpa's house! You have dreamed about it all...
Picnic

How to Organize a Perfect Picnic

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...

5 Quick and Easy Snacks for Game Night

Whether it's football season and your husband invited his buddies over or you simply want to spend watching your favorite sport on TV with friends or family, it's a time that calls for good...

Winter Jeweled Vegetables

A perfect side of roasted vegetables that will compliment any winter dish. I made a platter of the winter jewels to serve along side our Christmas dinner. Not only was it very good tasting...

Festive Sangria Perfect for Holiday Parties

Set a relaxed, festive tone for your holiday party and ensure guests quickly get a drink in hand when they arrive, by preparing easy-to-make Festive Sangria. This crowd-pleasing recipe appeals to both red and...
7 Tasty Twists to Spice Up Classic Holiday Foods

7 Tasty Twists to Spice Up Classic Holiday Foods

Food is a central part to any holiday celebration, but after having the same recipe for the fifth or sixth time, even beloved dishes can feel bland and boring. This year, spice up traditional...

Make Food Gifts Special by Adding a Family Story

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,...

Think Grapes for Easy Entertaining

Planning a barbecue, backyard evening dinner or casual get-together with friends to celebrate the summer season? Think California grapes for easy entertaining. They're a versatile and delicious way to add colour and taste to...

Recipes for Cranberries

Cranberries are tasty and healthy any time of the year but they seem to be especially popular in the Fall and Winter months.  Salads are a good way to incorporate more cranberries into your...