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How To Tell Your Family You Aren’t Doing Thanksgiving This Year

Let’s face it, holidays are stressful on good years, and this has not been a kind year to our family, much less the social climate in general. Times like these turn what’s supposed to be a celebration of family and friends and love… into one, huge MMA match with Grandma wielding a turkey leg like …

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The Best Fruit Salad You Will Ever Eat

I love this fruit salad recipe. Of all the things that I remember and enjoyed throughout the holidays, I love the fruit salad my mom makes every year.     I can’t wait to share this holiday tradition with my kids. Mostly, I love this fruit salad because it’s more than yummy-it’s fantastic. It makes …

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Mouthwateringly Good Bacon Blue Cheese Ball

I needed a seriously good appetizer the other day for a party. This Mouthwateringly Good Bacon Blue Cheese Ball more than fit the bill. Knocked it out of the park and into the sky. So, if you need a great appetizer, this Bacon Blue Cheese Ball is calling your name. Mouthwateringly Good Bacon Blue Cheese …

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25 Tart And Tangy Cranberry Recipes That’ll Make Them Say YUM!

Cranberry lovers know that while the holiday season is our Super Bowl, our games go all year. Anyone who loves that sweet, tangy, tart burst of cranberry on their tongue craves amazing cranberry recipes year round, and even if Thanksgiving and Christmas are the big show, these 25 tart and tangy cranberry recipes will truly …

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Turkey Cupcakes

If you’re looking for a festive treat for Thanksgiving that is not only delicious but something the kids will have fun making, than these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup turkey cupcakes are it! These are so yummy and simple enough that even the little kiddos can help to make them. The best part is this is a …

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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce

Confession: I always thought I’d hate bread pudding. The name itself does not sound appetizing. It sounds like bread that’s been sitting in goop for too long and getting mushy and now you’re trying to convince me to eat it and you’re calling it a ‘classic dessert’. Um…no, thankyousomuch. But a few years ago while …

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33 Thanksgiving Slow-Cooker Recipes

This year, don’t show up at the party empty handed. Whether it’s a family gathering, or a potluck at work, preparing the perfect Thanksgiving take-along doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In fact, here are 33 Thanksgiving Slow-Cooker Recipes that will save you time and that taste amazing! Your friends and family will ‘gobble’ …

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Premature Christmas Decorating Killed My Christmas Spirit

The day after Halloween my coworker put up her Christmas tree. I was like, “Ha ha, what a weirdo.” In my head. I’m not a butthole. Then another coworker chimed in that she’d put hers up, too. AND she was going over to her mother’s house that night to help HER put up her tree. …

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If You’re Planning To Shop On Thanksgiving, You Suck

The Holidays are here and it’s a great time of the year. I love the music and lights. I love shopping. I love the food. I love the food way too much. And, like everyone else, I love spending the holidays with my family. Oh, wait, I’m sorry. Stupid me. Not everyone else gets to …

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A Tactical Guide to Surviving the Holidays

Yet another year has zipped on by, leaving us all in much the same position we were 365 days ago:  wondering if it’s technically a “regift” if you only touched the packaging twice, hovering over our bank balance like a hawk, and dreading the inevitable racist comments from Grandma.  But we tolerate it, because the …

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How To Help Your Sensitive Child Deal During The Holidays

Growing up, there were certain situations that were always harder for me than for my brothers. I’d shrink away from loud parties, or start crying the second certain commercials came on, or basically have an emotional breakdown anytime I thought I disappointed anyone…and we (my family) just chocked it up to my personality. As an …

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5 Conversations That’ll Be Happening At Every Table This Thanksgiving (and how to get out of them)

Thanksgiving is coming. And for some this means turkey, stuffing, and all the pie they can eat, but for others it means a hotbed of uncomfortable conversations and relatives who believe WAY different things than they do. This year, especially, it’s as if the world has ganged up to make the dinner table even more awful …

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Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels

Sometimes fun Thanksgiving treats are hard to come by, but that’s not the case anymore. These Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels are topped with the most adorable, and delicious, turkeys around that are sure to make everyone’s day! Make a batch for your Thanksgiving crowd, package them in pretzel bags to hand out to teachers and neighbors …

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DIY Turkey Juice Boxes

Thanksgiving is all about turkey, stuffing and giving thanks for all that we are thankful for.  While I’m busy cleaning the house, mashing potatoes and stuffing the turkey I like to have a little something to keep the kids busy (and from undoing whatever cleaning I’ve done!)  These sweet little turkey juice boxes are fun, inexpensive …

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RSVP for the #ThanksGiveItUp Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do, and we’re excited to host a party about giving thanks and ways we can support Project Rebuild! On FRIDAY, November 21st at 1:00 pm ET, please join us for the #ThanksGiveItUp Twitter Party where we’ll be sharing ways to give thanks, share thanks, and …

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How to be a Thanksgiving Hero {and a HoneyBaked Ham Giveaway}

No doubt, you’ve heard how much I love cooking around the holidays. I like to make Thanksgiving dinner awesome and have my guests leaving thinking: “She sure is a Thanksgiving Hero!” That feeling of having made them all very happy is a big part of why I enjoy the cooking. There’s no doubt in my mind …

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25 Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Essentials

I actually enjoy Thanksgiving cooking. There’s a lot going on, it’s crazy. Even if I use all sorts of Thanksgiving hacks, I am still beat at the end of the day, but it’s so worth it. Here are 25 Thanksgiving cooking essentials that make it easier to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. First things first, I …

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