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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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Chestnut and Bacon Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

When I was planning Thanksgiving this year, a lot of it was pretty simple. After five years of preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I have a pretty good idea of timing, what works and where is best to go simple. So, when I was planning the menu I kept to several favorite dishes. That made the veggies …

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Three Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces

When I was in first or second grade, we learned about cornucopias. Somewhere between coloring the ditto sheet and learning about this so-called horn-of-plenty, I decided that my family was totally missing the boat on this incredibly important holiday tradition. I went home and all but demanded that our Thanksgiving table feature one. And it …

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Feta and Herb Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers Recipe

Filled with a salty, herb filling, these Feta and Herb Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers are a great make-ahead appetizer for parties and gatherings. My poor family. They are always my guinea pigs when I experiment with recipes. Some, like this one, turn out great and end up on the blog. Others, like a tragic butternut …

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