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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

| November 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

The kids and I are about to hit the grocery store for our Thanksgiving supplies. But first, I have a few tips for how you can eat well without overspending this Thanksgiving. 1. Pay attention to price tags It’s easy to glance at price tags and only see the big numbers. But a closer look […]

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

| November 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Three days to Thanksgiving! Are you ready? Listen, even if you aren’t all planned, purchased and prepped yet, it’s okay. You can totally do this. Just sit down and make a list of the dishes you want to serve. Next, gather the recipes and make a list of what you need (be sure to note […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

| November 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

When I arrived at my children’s school yesterday for a parent-teacher conference, the teacher’s aide from my daughter’s class was waiting in the hallway to give the teacher something. She’s a kind woman, closer to my mother’s age than my own, who bears a striking resemblance to my friend Elayne who passed last year. I […]

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Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

| November 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

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Apple Asiago Prosciutto Bites

Apple Asiago Prosciutto Bites

| November 12, 2012 | 51 Comments

Today is a very special day. See, the lovely Rachel from Rachel Cooks is expecting her second child. Her little man is scheduled to make his debut in December. With her due date nearing, it’s time to celebrate with a surprise virtual baby shower. Surprise, Rachel! And congratulations. As many of you know, I have […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Get Inspired

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Get Inspired

| November 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Earlier this week, I talked a little about the blogging event I was participating in with The NY Melrose Family. Well, today is its blog hop! Are you familiar with a blog hop? It’s kind of like a blog party where you — my darling, dear readers — are encouraged to go hop around the […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

| November 8, 2012 | 12 Comments

On Thanksgiving, my husband cooks our turkey. It goes in the countertop rotisserie and spins around, cooking for a few hours. It’s always juicy and so flavorful, and everyone dives for it. But me? I am all about the side dishes. There’s something exciting about a table loaded with squash, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Citrus Martini (and Don’t Forget the Drinks)

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Citrus Martini (and Don’t Forget the Drinks)

| November 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Confession: I’ve been known to carefully plan holiday dinners but totally forget about drinks. Usually it’s my husband who clues into the conspicuous absence of beverages. He asks me if I bought anything to serve for drinks. And my response? Usually something like “Well, there’s water!” He’s not fond of that answer. Don’t worry — […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Vegetable Barley Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Vegetable Barley Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

| November 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

One of the keys to planning a stress-free Thanksgiving lies in the planning aspect. Good planning doesn’t just center around dishes that complement each other — the dishes also should make sense in terms of timing. For instance, if you have one oven (which clearly needs to cook the turkey) and only four burners to […]

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