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How to Make Cranberry Cider Sorbet

Cranberries are associated with the meals that are typically served for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fresh cranberries are available during the fall months and they complement the flavors of turkey and [more…]

How to Make Champagne Punch

Whether you are hosting a large Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner, an intimate Christmas brunch, or just a small party during the holiday season, champagne punch makes the occasion feel even more festive [more…]

Pairing Wine with Holiday Foods

Planning what wines to serve at your Christmas or Thanksgiving party can be overwhelming. You don’t have to have a personal sommelier at your side to make decisions about matching wine with Christmas food [more…]

How to Bake a Delicious Yellow Cake

If you are a baker, this cake should be a staple in your repertoire. This yellow cake is popular for all occasions and pairs well with buttercream and milk chocolate frosting. If you are using this cake [more…]

Five Ways to Feel Good Physically during the Holidays

Your physical well-being can take a hit during the holidays. Keeping in shape both physically and mentally can do wonders for you during and after the holiday season. Dedicating just a few minutes a day [more…]

Ten Tips on How to Plan Your Holiday Menu

Holiday menu design doesn't have to be complicated, but there is an art to it. Some consultants and chefs make big bucks deciding what recipes should be offered on a menu. Your undertaking will be smaller [more…]

Part of the Series: Holiday Cooking: 5 Great Ideas for Delivering the Perfect Meal

Quick and Easy Appetizers and Salads for Holiday Guests

Appetizers and salads are a quick and easy way to add healthy vegetables to holiday meals. Many holiday tables are laden with starches like bread, potatoes, and stuffing but light on the vegetables. Healthy [more…]

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Roasted Turkey for a Holiday Meal's Main Course

A beautifully roasted turkey (or roast turkey) is a classic centerpiece of many holiday menus. Deciding what to make for the main course of your holiday meal can be overwhelming, so why not stick with [more…]

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Popular Side Dishes for Your Holiday Meal

Side dishes add variety to any holiday meal, whether they're the traditional kind or the more adventurous kind. Here are three fun side dish recipes to try: Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans with Shallots, [more…]

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Desserts to End Your Holiday Meal

Dessert is the perfect way to end a holiday meal. Cook up these easy recipes for Apple Pie, Gingerbread, and Peppermint Bark to create sweet treats that are sure to please the holiday palate. [more…]

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Eight Holiday Do's and Don'ts

Holiday happiness or holiday horrors? Some of the choices you make ultimately affect your holiday enjoyment (and stress levels!). Here are some tips on what you should and shouldn't do to survive the holidays [more…]

How to Make a Thanksgiving Garland

Making a Thanksgiving garland is an inexpensive and fun craft. To create gorgeous garlands for Thanksgiving, you just string together autumn-themed flowers and ornaments. Drape your garland on banisters [more…]

Part of the Series: Decorating Your Home for Thanksgiving Dinner

How to Make Fancy Folded Napkins

An inexpensive way to decorate your holiday table is to make fancy folded napkins. Crisply starched napkins or weighty paper dinner napkins that are folded in interesting shapes bring art to the table [more…]

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How to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table with Homemade Tablecloths

Tablecloths are an inexpensive item to create for holiday decorating. Table coverings add a decorative flair and protect tables, mask ugly scars, or hide unsightly plastic card tables that are used for [more…]

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How to Decorate for Thanksgiving with Homemade Pillow Covers

Pillow covers provide you with an easy way to decorate your home for Thanksgiving. You can make several pillow covers to match any holiday or season without having to purchase and store a million different [more…]

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Adding Visual Appeal to Your Thanksgiving Meal

You’ve worked hard deciding what foods to serve on Thanksgiving and have chosen the finest ingredients. On Thanksgiving Day, why not create some visual impact with the food you’re going to serve? Here [more…]

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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas from Nature

Even though Thanksgiving conjures up images of pilgrims and Indians, you can choose inexpensive natural items that stray from this traditional decorating theme. For inspiration try spending a day outdoors [more…]

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Ten Budget Ideas for Thanksgiving Decorating

Decorating for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Use items around your home or from nature to create a welcoming Thanksgiving atmosphere. Check out the following ideas that take minimal [more…]

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Classic Bread Stuffing with Sausage, Apples, and Cognac

A Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without stuffing, a budget-wise and filling side dish. This classic bread stuffing has apples for moistness, and sausage and cognac for flavor. You can substitute brandy [more…]

Part of the Series: Ten Budget-Pleasing Recipes for Holiday Dining

How to Make the Perfect Turkey and Gravy

Turkey is an inexpensive main course. There’s no need to get too fancy with it. Simple cooking techniques work just fine. But if you want to try something a little fancy, but not too pricey this year for [more…]

Part of the Series: Thanksgiving Dinner: Recipes for a Tasty, Traditional Holiday Meal

How to Make Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without pumpkin pie. If you are on a budget, this might be the only desert you offer your Thanksgiving guests. The lightly spiced pumpkin pie presented here goes beautifully [more…]

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How to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

This apple pie features a blend of two apple varieties. The flavors and textures of each apple type combine to make for one amazing pie. This is a juicy pie with very little flour to bind the filling. [more…]

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Spicy Pumpkin and Corn Chowder

This spicy pumpkin and corn chowder is one terrific soup! The pumpkin puree in this corn chowder puts a new spin on an old classic. [more…]

Part of the Series: Thanksgiving Dinner: Recipes for a Tasty, Traditional Holiday Meal

How to Make Your Own Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a holiday classic. If cranberry sauce in a can is all you’ve ever tried, you are in for a treat with the homemade cranberry sauce here. If you’re worried about cautious eaters, pick [more…]

Part of the Series: Thanksgiving Dinner: Recipes for a Tasty, Traditional Holiday Meal

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon

Mashed sweet potatoes are almost ubiquitous on Thanksgiving tables, but this recipe calls for an optional splash of bourbon. Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon the day before the holiday and reheat [more…]

Part of the Series: Thanksgiving Dinner: Recipes for a Tasty, Traditional Holiday Meal
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