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Not everyone can eat meat, eggs or dairy, which is why Thanksgiving can be a bit lackluster for vegans and vegetarians. However, the classic pumpkin pie dessert can be made using substitute ingredients, so everyone can enjoy the delicious fall flavors! Here's how to make a spectacular vegan pumpkin pie from scratch, according to MyVeganPlanet.com. Vegan pumpkin pie Makes 6...more
Carrots are one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat, which makes it no surprise that many families choose to feature them in side dishes on Thanksgiving. Whether they're all by themselves or paired with other veggie favorites, carrots make a great addition to any holiday dinner table. Here are some recipes to try from the Food Network and Martha Stewart. Carrots and...more
There are few things that mark the true beginning of summer better than the release of the first big blockbuster movie. Perhaps you've noticed that the months leading up to June and July are filled with a somewhat dull release schedule - this is because studios want to capitalize on the inclination that people have to visit movie theaters in the summer. Kids are out of school...more
Keeping your kids entertained isn't always easy, especially with the weather getting colder and winter approaching. Though children certainly adore spending time outdoors, they can't do so for hours like they did in the summertime. This means that you'll have to come up with plenty of fun things to keep them occupied when it's cold and grey outside. It's understandable if you...more
There are few things more delightful than a nice, thick glass of eggnog on a chilly Christmas evening. That perfect combination of cinnamon, cream and nutmeg is perfect for the holiday season, and it's very easy to make at home! You can prepare an entire punch bowl full of eggnog in no time at all. The venerable Alton Brown has provided an excellent recipe that's sure to go...more
The holiday season is for families to bond - but what about the non-human members of the family? They may not necessarily understand the concept of Christmas, but cats and dogs will always appreciate a new toy or treat. Odds are, most people who have been living with a canine or feline companion for more than a few months already have a pretty good idea what kind of...more
Even if you and your friends and family aren't the best singers in the world, Christmas Caroling can be a traditional way to spread the joy of the holidays around a neighborhood. It could even be a good way to introduce yourself to people who live down the street. Don't be afraid to chat for a little while at your caroling stops, especially if the denizens of the home invite...more
The holiday season is officially upon us, which means many young couples will be entertaining their extended families for the first time for Christmas dinner or Hanukkah gift exchanges. Luckily, making your home welcoming for your relatives isn't as hard as you might think. A few cozy touches can make a world of difference when it comes to setting the scene for a fun, friendly...more
Around the holidays each year, some people like to snap a current family photo and send copies along with a quick update to friends and family who live too far away for regular communication. Annual holiday cards may not be as crucial to staying in touch as they once were, as many people stay connected through social media. But a card can certainly convey more personalized...more
No one should miss out on delicious holiday treats just because they are vegetarian or vegan. There are always alternative recipes that create tasty vegan versions of seasonal food and drinks, including eggnog! You may think that vegan eggnog sounds like an oxymoron but you can enjoy an egg-less, dairy-less eggnog this holiday season. Give this recipe a try -- it’s not too...more