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Turkey Tips: Time to Get Cookin’

In our last article we talked about the different types of turkeys that are available to help you make the best choice on Thanksgiving. This is where the rubber hits the road: preparing and cooking your turkey for the big day. Read more

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Turkey Tips: Choosing the Right Bird

The centerpiece of any Thanksgiving celebration is of course, the turkey. But for those of us who have chosen to cook the darn thing, it can be a source of hand-wringing holiday stress. Ultimately, the most important variable is in the cooking, but choosing the right type of bird can pay dividends on the big day. Read more

Quick and easy mushroom and green bean ricotta tart- perfet for leftovers!

Thanksgiving Leftover Green Bean and Mushroom Tart

Holiday season is officially upon us. The weather is cooler, leaves are falling, and many of us are beginning to plan dinner parties and Thanksgiving celebrations—long lists of delicious food we plan on serving our friends and loved ones. I always have a much bigger imagination and make way too much food for holiday dinners, and then am stuck with a ton of leftovers. Read more

Each Spring Roll should be no more than three bites

Fall Harvest Spring Roll Appetizer

Surprise and delight your guests with the unexpected: fall harvest fruit in a savory spring roll. These make ahead appetizers pack a lot of flavor into each bite and won’t leave fingers greasy. An appetizer that simplifies planning and clean up? A real win in my entertaining repertoire.
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Chocolate Cake with Homemade Marshmallow Ghosts

October is one of my favorite months. Not just because the weather has turned cooler and the leaves are changing, but because I love Halloween (love). I will take any excuse to get dressed up, act silly and of course have a party. Since no party is complete without dessert in my opinion, this chocolate cake with homemade marshmallow ghosts is guaranteed to make even the scariest of ghouls that show up to your Halloween party scream with delight. Read more

Pinot Braised Short Ribs

Pinot Braised Short Ribs

Did we mention we love fall? Here’s another reason: Slow-cooked, braised mains like this incredible Pinot Braised Short Rib recipe from our friends at TeeWii Online! Read more

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Fresh, Easy Avocado BLT Dip Recipe

In the South, fall is all about three words: College. Game. Day. This recipe perfect for watching the big game. It is a crowd-pleaser, and for good reason! Check out how Atlanta blogger Ashley Pepitone from Camp Makery makes a delicious, lighter version of her aunt’s classic BLT Dip. Read more