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Traditional Thanksgiving Menu with a Twist

Recently, I shared one of my new Thanksgiving turkey recipes on my personal Facebook page. One friend commented that she sticks with her traditional turkey every year. And honestly, I get it. Traditions are important. And traditional Thanksgiving menus can be such a brilliant way to connect to your past. But sometimes, you want to …

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Thanksgiving is coming. Are you ready? Whether you are new to the kitchen or looking for a delicious menu that won’t leave you pulling your hair out, this Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu is a perfect compromise between tradition and ease of preparation. Featuring a roasted split turkey breast and several make-ahead side dishes, this Thanksgiving …

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

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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Last Minute Thanksgiving Menu

Are you ready for tomorrow? I’ve been cooking since about 7 a.m. today (not including the pre-7 a.m. breakfasts I made for the kids) and am all set for our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. I hope you’re ready too but if not, here’s a quick, easy last- minute menu for what to make and serve for …

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Thanksgiving Planning Tips and Thanksgiving Menu 2011

Seven years ago, I hosted my first Thanksgiving dinner. Shawn and I were newlyweds, and I couldn’t wait to play hostess. It was practically an obsession for me, and I wasn’t happy until I could do it. I devised an aggressive menu and tried my hardest to make it awe-worthy. In the end, the meal …

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Quick Pork and Peanut Stir-Fry

Quick Pork and Peanut Stir-Fry is an intensely flavored dish with a sweet-ish sauce, crunchy peanuts and aromatic scallions. Remember how I was meal planning for a while? It worked so well, and being organized (and planned) made the evenings go really smoothly. Unfortunately, I really haven’t done that in a long time. In fact, …

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