Thanksgiving: Stress Free Hosting and No – Bake Pies

I am a firm believer that hosting Thanksgiving can actually be therapeutic for those who enjoy cooking or baking. But if you dread the idea and wished you hadn’t volunteered to host, here are a few great suggestions to follow – just click on the below photos: Advertisements

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Thanksgiving: Turkey 101 or Whole Chicken

I am not a fan of Turkey and if I am not hosting an extended family dinner, I usually go with a whole chicken – applying the same recipe but on a different bird –  if you will.  Here’s a recipe I found, which is simple enough to follow for the first-time host or the expert. […]

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How To’s For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving or Any Dinner Party

There are always first timers – in hosting one of the most important dinner parties in the U.S.  Please note: The rules also apply to other holidays  :). But I found these helpful suggestions and as we know felt the need to share. Check out what got my attention and for the rest of the […]

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Thanksgiving Full Menu and Easy Prep

This site is my go-to for most any dish. Whether dinner for the family or a simple get-together appetizer ideas. So it’s no wonder I turn to HalfBakedHarvest for my Thanksgiving menu inspiration. The site truly cuts down on all the guesswork and stress. For example check out the “prix fixe” concept also known as […]

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Thanksgiving Menu: Sweet Potato in Variation

Let’s star the week off right – shall we? Sweet Potatoes have become a norm – offered up in restaurants past the holidays. My first exposure to sweet potato fries was in 2009 when I was working in Los Angeles and on my birthday I treated myself to the W Hotel in Westwood-Los Angeles poolside […]

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Food: Party Prep – You Had Me at…Honey Roasted Acorn

I try to change it up every year, in terms of side dishes or even a starter when I am hosting a get-together for the holidays – in the U.S. meaning to clarify – Thanksgiving or a party between the holidays. So, this amazing dish with honey butter roasted acorn, burrata and pomegranate made it on […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are in season and naturally this is the time of year, I make this vegetable in so many variations and just devour a bunch in one sitting.  So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this recipe and of course I had to share. Is your mouth watering yet? INGREDIENTS 2 slices thick cut […]

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Thanksgiving Part II – Desserts In Gluten-free form

In keeping up with my gluten-free menu this year, I have made my selection for thanksgiving desserts from here.  And frankly, the choices are a refreshing alternative to the usual pumpkin pie and such that’s been served in our household year in and year out.  Here are my picks for Thanksgiving 2016:

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Thanksgiving Menu not too Soon I assure You

Hopefully we’ve bounced back a little – and can actually begin to think about the holidays ahead. I mean on Friday I sent out the general company holiday party invite to the San Francisco division – mind you scheduled for mid-January. But it was me doing my part to getting the staff to veer from […]

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Food: Anytime Swedish Meatballs

I know you are wondering what am I doing posting a recipe for Swedish Meatballs two days before the Thanksgiving Feast most of us Americans will embark on – controversial or not – the holiday has now become a day to give thanks for family and friends. Besides that bit of information, I wanted to […]

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