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Thanksgiving

Not Your Grandma’s Manhattan

I always associated Manhattans as being a drink for old people. But this isn’t your grandma’s Manhattan. (Though I guess I am getting older.) 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 […]

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...

Thanksgiving Appetizers

Baked Brie & Artichoke Dip or try this Skinny Version of Artichoke Dip Bacon-Wrapped Dates. Hot Carmelized Onion, Bacon & Cheese Dip Sweet and cheesy Cranberry Brie Bites Prosciutto-Wrapped Harts of Palm with Garlic Remoulade Zucchini Bottomed “Pizza” Bites Sweet & Tangy Healthy Hummus   Smooth & Creamy Avocado “Hummus” Brie & Apple Tart Simple […]

Thanksgiving Place Cards…You Can Buy Not Make.

Our Tips staff has everything you need for a perfect Thanksgiving Dinner: from the menu to the small details that make the day special. In case you want to get creative and make your place cards but know yourself well enough to know you’ll never get to it, here are a few of our favorites that will arrive in time! […]

Maple Cut-Out Cookies

A cut-out cookie that tastes as good as it looks! Delicious cookies stamped into seasonal shapes deliver the sweet flavor of maple in each bite. A welcomed change to the typical “sugar” cookie…

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 […]

Sausage Apple & Cranberry Stuffing

The Our Life Tastes Good blog of the website Yummy, posted a delicious and simple stuffing recipe incorporating an assortment of “Thanksgiving” ingredients. Be certain to click on the link here to learn about a few recipe prep tips.

Your Thanksgiving To-Do List

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! Here’s my list for what you […]

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 […]

Tips for Talking Around the Turkey

By Kathryn Lancioni, Founder and CEO of Presenting Perfection Most people you know look forward to Thanksgiving. For some people it is the food, for others it is the football and yet for others it is the simple break before the December holidays. But, there is one thing most people don’t look forward it—that’s the […]