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Thanksgiving Sides: Cranberries with Cherries & Cloves

This is my favorite cranberry recipes; the dried cherries give it a touch more sweetness than traditional cranberry recipes. Get ahead of the game and make this cranberry-cherry 4 days ahead. Ingredients 2 ½ cups cranberry juice 8 oz dried tart cherries 1 cup sugar 12 oz fresh cranberries ¼ tsp cloves Directions Simmer cranberry juice in a large […]

Spicy Chipotle-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

SATISFY THE SPICY PALETTE This potato recipe satisfies the palette of our Indian family members who, unlike my Irish side, prefer things spicy! Because we have so many sides, I find that this is enough for about 12 adults and 8 kids. Remember, if everyone takes a little scoop of everything, their plates will be […]

50+ Fabulous Thanksgiving Recipes

Get your bellies emptied out so you can fill them back up on Thanksgiving. Here are our staffs’ favorite recipes. Start with a cocktail.. Here are 20+ of our Favorite Festive Cocktails. Or would you prefer a glass of wine… Check out out 15 Favorite Appetizers T H E  B I R D Easy & Healthy Lemon […]

35+ Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Also Read: 7 Signs You Might Be Gluten-Intolerant In our family, there are three people who are gluten-free. I have two nieces with celiac disease, and I have been gluten free for about 6 years. The first few years after diagnoses were made, Thanksgiving was a challenge, but we have since gotten the hang of […]

What to Wear to Your Thanksgiving Zoom: Turkey Hats!

This will be the first year in 15 years that we won’t be with my husband’s family at Thanksgiving. I know I’m not the only one that is separated from their family this year. We do plan to zoom and I wanted to find a way to keep things light and silly. We all need […]

Thanksgiving Prep: 15 Things You Can Do Ahead of Time

Every year, I make a list of what I can get done in the days before Thanksgiving. If you wrote out notes to yourself like we suggested last year, pull that out and add to it. If not, try making notes as you go this year. You’ll thank yourself later! Also check out Our Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: from Cocktails to Dessert  • […]

Not Your Grandma’s Manhattan

I always associated Manhattans as being a drink for old people–like my grandmother. But this isn’t your grandma’s Manhattan. What makes this Manhattan special? Using dry and sweet vermouth keeps this cocktail from turning too sweet. Ingredients 2 ounces good bourbon (like Woodford Reserve or Maker’s Mark) 1/2 ounce dry vermouth 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters […]

Thanksgiving Appetizers

Prepare the Perfect Cheese Plate Baked Brie & Artichoke Dip or try this Skinny Version of Artichoke Dip Bacon-Wrapped Dates Apple Baked Brie on Toasted Bread Loaded Cheese Bites Simple Crudite with Dip Hot Carmelized Onion, Bacon & Cheese Dip Sweet and cheesy Cranberry Brie Bites Prosciutto-Wrapped Harts of Palm with Garlic Remoulade Zucchini Bottomed […]

What’s for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Get your bellies emptied out so you can fill them back up on Thanksgiving. Here are our staffs’ favorite recipes. Let’s Start with a Cocktail: Here are 10 of our Favorite Festive Cocktails. Or would you prefer a glass of wine… T H E  B I R D Easy & Healthy Lemon Garlic Roast Turkey w/White Wine […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/Balsamic Glaze & Pancetta

Think you’re not a fan of brussels sprouts?  Think again.  Prepared with pancetta (or bacon) and roasted with balsamic vinegar will undoubtedly change your mind.  Still not buying it?  How about a little fresh thyme thrown in?   Now...

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