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Cranberry ricotta cake makes holiday mornings merry

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When is cake an acceptable breakfast choice? When it’s Christmas, or New Year’s, or bunch anytime, or basically any day in December. There’s nothing like this incredibly delicious cranberry-streaked cake to make your whole Christmas season feel special. The ricotta cheese makes this recipe super moist and the plentiful cranberries give it tons of juicy flavor. […]

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Cute Christmas reindeer cupcakes for kids

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These ridiculously moist chocolate cupcakes are made from scratch and completely adorable. Kids will love the fun, festive reindeer design, but adults with dig the rich, delicious chocolatey flavor. Bring them to a holiday potluck or send them with your kids to school. No matter the holiday occasion, your cupcakes are sure to gather compliments. […]

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Easy no-bake wreath Christmas cookies

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Cornflakes get all dressed up for the holidays with these super cute and easy no-bake wreath Christmas cookies. All you need is 5 ingredients and about 15 minutes, and you’ll have dozens of adorable little wreaths ready to serve on their own, or add to any holiday cookie tray. These cookies are easy to make, […]

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Pomegranate Gin Fizz with rosemary sprig

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The Pomegranate Gin Fizz is perfect for all types of holiday and winter gatherings. It’s seriously crisp and refreshing and makes the perfect Christmas cocktail. This beautifully bright red fizzy drink bursting with juicy arils and aromatic herbs will impress any guest. Holiday tip: Mix a large pitcher ahead of time and pour over ice […]

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How long do leftovers last? And other turkey questions, answered

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There are a lot of questions the Thanksgiving hosts have to ask themselves. Cranberry sauce — fresh or canned? A side of carrots or corn? Pumpkin or apple pie? But when it comes to turkey, don’t get your feathers in a ruffle. We have all the answers right here. HOW MUCH TURKEY SHOULD I BUY […]

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How to make your own buttermilk in a pinch

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Buttermilk is one of those annoying ingredients you either have too much of, or you don’t have at all. It’s usually sold in cartons larger than you need, so leftovers sit in the fridge for weeks. By the time you need it again, the milk will have gone bad. If you’re tired of this endless […]

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The difference between evaporated milk and condensed milk

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Sometimes two foods are so similar we mistake them for one another — yams and sweet potatoes, baking powder and baking soda, and cilantro and parsley, to name a few. They’re all different foods that could never be used interchangeably. The other day I ran into another example as I was baking a pie that […]

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What’s the difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling?

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Stop right there! Before you reach for that can opener, make sure you know the difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling. Both are super convenient canned pumpkin products that can save you tons of time and effort, but while they may look alike, you definitely don’t want to use one in place of […]

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Sweet and spicy glazed bourbon carrots

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These carrots are simple to make but pack tons of flavor. All you need is a stove top and five easy ingredients (plus salt and pepper), and you have yourself a delicious side dish for any holiday meal. I like to use baby carrots because they save time and always look pretty, but feel free […]

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This Turkey Veggie Tray will be the talk of the appetizer table

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Bring this tasty veggie turkey tray to your Thanksgiving Day gathering and everyone will gobble it up! It’s super simple to assemble, and a fun way to snack healthy before devouring what’s likely to be a belt-busting feast. You can get creative and use nearly any veggie you might have on hand, but here’s what […]

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8 stuffing mistakes that could ruin your holiday dinner

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Okay, maybe “ruin” is a bit dramatic, but that doesn’t mean you and your guests won’t be disappointed with dry or less-than-stellar stuffing. This classic Thanksgiving dinner dish — with its familiar flavors of onion, celery, and herbs mixing with crispy, chewy, buttery bread — is well-loved, but it’s also easy to mess up, so […]

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8 ways to save money on your Thanksgiving grocery bill

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For all the attention the stress and craziness of cooking on Thanksgiving receives, we often fail to acknowledge the other downside of being the designated host: the cost. If you’re on a tight budget it can seem nearly impossible to pull of a feast with all of the fixin’s guests have come to expect. This […]

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Everything you need to know about freezing cookies

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Nothing is better than freshly baked cookies. But during the holidays when fresh, homemade cookies matter most, we’re also needing to split our time between cooking, hosting, shopping, and celebrating the season, leaving little time to spend rolling out and filling dozens of dainty little cookies. This is when having a magical holiday depends on […]

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Crockpot Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

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Looking for an easy way to feed a crowd this holiday? This delicious recipe makes for a fantastic appetizer or a tasty twist on your classic meatball sandwich. Turkey meatballs swimming in a sea of cranberry chili sauce is the new must-make recipe of the season. These meatballs are tangy, sweet, and oh-so-addictive! Guests can […]

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The 6 biggest mistakes you can make when baking pumpkin pie

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Pumpkin pie, with its thick, pumpkin-y custard, fragrant spices, and flaky pastry crust, is about as delicious as Thanksgiving gets. Served with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, there is no Thanksgiving dish that arrives with such anticipation. Yet, even the most seasoned bakers know a truly perfect pumpkin pie is no easy task to […]

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Easy Cheddar Biscuits

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Having homemade biscuits with your dinner doesn’t have to meal a whole afternoon in the kitchen. These Easy Cheddar Biscuits can be thrown together and baked in as little as 20 minutes. Serve them warm with a little garlic parsley butter on top, and you’ll never go back to store-bought again. EASY CHEDDAR BISCUITS These […]

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10 Things you should never microwave

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The microwave is a magical place. Frozen dinners, hot water, and leftovers all become ready in mere minutes. Every year they save us countless hours of cooking and put that time back into our busy lives. Microwaves were probably even the first way you learned to feed yourself warm food as a kid. But just because microwave ovens are […]

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Should you wash a raw turkey before cooking it?

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You MUST resist. Yes, poultry doesn’t exactly seem super clean, but no matter how gross or how slimy that bird feels, whatever you do, do not wash your turkey. More than 46 million turkeys will be eaten this Thanksgiving Day, and with that comes one of the biggest days of the year for food borne […]

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Beet apple walnut fall harvest salad

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Farmers markets everywhere are still brimming with vibrant beets and crunchy apples. Put them together in this delicious Beet Apple Walnut Fall Harvest salad. The crisp combo of tart apples and earthy sweet roasted beets is the perfect way to continue to enjoy the best flavors of fall as we head into the second half […]

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Festive olive wreath holiday appetizer

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You did it! You just found the prettiest way to serve olives this holiday season. Welcome the holiday olive wreath to your table this year. It’s amazing how ordinary olives go from drab to centerpiece status with just a few springs of rosemary. Add some fresh mozzarella pearls and some sweet and tangy pepper drops […]

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Tips for hosting a stress-free Thanksgiving feast

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Whether you’re a first time host or a seasoned veteran, whipping up a Thanksgiving dinner is no piece of pie… er.. cake. Add in a bit of forgetfulness, a touch of poor planning, and some overly eager houseguests, and you could quickly find yourself in the middle of a full-blown holiday disaster. But don’t fret! […]

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Why you shouldn’t stuff your turkey the traditional way

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The idea of a juicy, stuffed turkey serving as the centerpiece to Thanksgiving feast can get just about any of us drooling. So I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But cooking your stuffing inside the bird might not be the best idea. It sure is delicious, but you could end up with […]

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Cheesecake-filled pumpkin bread

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If you love fall baked goods but aren’t a fan of super sweets, this cream cheese filled pumpkin bread recipe will satisfy your seasonal cravings. You’ll love this bread-like snack and its slightly sweet center. It’s dense, decadent, and the perfect fall treat to make for breakfast, dessert, or just about anytime. CHEESECAKE-FILLED PUMPKIN BREAD […]

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How to store apples so they last all winter

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For many people, autumn means one thing: apples. Families love heading to the orchard and loading up on bags full of apples for making devious homemade applesauce, pies, and cobblers. But don’t let your enjoyment of those tasty fall treats end earlier than it needs to. Believe it or not, some varieties of apples can last […]

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3 delicious roasted pumpkin seed recipes

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Fall means indulging in all the flavors of the season, but all of those pies, pastries, cobblers, and Halloween candy aren’t exactly the most diet-friendly snacks. For the lighter side of fall foods, be sure to roast the pumpkin seeds you pulled from your Jack-O-Lantern‘s. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, potassium, calcium and so […]

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Onion ring and fresh green bean casserole

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I know, I know. You’re saying to yourself, “Don’t mess with the classics.” But hear me out. Green bean casserole has never been all that great. There. I said it. Under all of those oily little french fried onion bits is nothing more than a mess of hacked up rubbery green bean pieces swimming in […]

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