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 Decor – For the Crafty Minded

I sort of like these unique ideas for decorating for Thanksgiving – and as always felt the need to share them with all of you. I wonder how many of these the kids can help with? Ideas are from here, here, and here And from here and here’s another idea

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Must Have Apple Not-so-Pie For Thanksgiving or Just Anytime

If I am to order dessert, believe it or not I opt for apple tart everywhere I go. And the best ones are the ones I buy ready made at Trader Joe. But for Thanksgiving this year, I decided to make something from scratch – So for dessert number two,  I am going with his […]

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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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Thanksgiving: Easy Casserole Side Dishes and Other Ideas

Casseroles are the easiest of side dishes – and here’s a list of recipes to include some of the traditional favorites with a twist – naturally – because that is how I roll 🙂 And then there is this dressing: Okay, okay – don’t panic – here’s a easy to make menu for that first […]

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So You’re Incharge of Bringing Dessert or That Appetizer For Thanksgiving

Some of us are fortunate enough to get invited to that wonderful relative’s house for Thanksgiving or even a group of friends if you happen to be far away from family. The only upside or down, is having to bring either a dessert or an appetizer to contribute to one of the most important meals […]

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Lifestyle: Keeping Healthy This Holiday Season

While discussing Thanksgiving with my mother a few days ago, I expressed my concern for keeping the menu healthy enough to continue my efforts to stay on track in my eating habits, which by the way I keep pushing on her, and my extended family. They may hate me now, but will thank me long-term […]

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Food: French Toast, Pumpkin Spice and Cider

The need for comfort-food season is upon us and with it – this wonderful recipe for a Saturday morning or a Sunday morning breakfast if you saw this post too late in the game for Saturday. Either way oh yummyness: INGREDIENTS 1 loaf brioche bread, sliced into 1″ thick slices 8 ounces cream cheese (optional) 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup pumpkin […]

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