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Spicy Sweet Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

December 30th, 2012

Sometimes even the most tried and true recipes could use a little update - especially if you're hosting Thanksgiving for the first time and looking to wow your guests with your skills in the kitchen. If that's the case, why not try this recipe, inspired by Bobby Flay's contribution to the Food Network. It uses an unexpected combination of black pepper and pomegranate molasses...

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Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Menu With Brussels Sprouts

December 30th, 2012

If you're getting a bit tired of the same old vegetables served every year on Thanksgiving, why not spice the menu up with a side dish featuring Brussels sprouts? They're an unexpected yet delicious addition that will have your guests asking for seconds. Here are two recipes to try, inspired by the Food Network and Eating Well magazine. Walnut-lemon vinaigrette sprouts Makes...

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Three Great Films About Election Campaigns

December 31st, 2012

The media is inundated with election-related content when an election is on the horizon, whether it's promotional commercials run by the candidates' campaigns, coverage of the national conventions or other news-related stories. If you've gotten election fever and have a penchant for anything and everything political, you may want to check out these films from the past that...

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Thanksgiving Soup Appetizer

December 31st, 2012

Thanksgiving dinner doesn't typically need appetizers, but many times people get hungry before the meal is ready. It takes a long time to cook that turkey and prepare all of the side dishes and desserts, so if you want to keep your guests satisfied this year as you make the final preparations, why not whet their appetites with a delicious fall soup? Here's one recipe, inspired...

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Whip Up a Pecan Pie This Thanksgiving

January 2nd, 2013

Whether or not you'll be having Thanksgiving dinner down south, you can bring this Southern-style pecan pie to the occasion. The classic nutty taste and ultra sweet filling will be sure to satisfy every guest, and a pre-made pie crust will save you valuable time in the kitchen. Here's a recipe to try from Guy Fieri, who shared his take on pecan pie with Food Network Magazine....

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How To Dress Your Little One as a Pirate for Halloween

December 29th, 2012

With Halloween fast approaching, you may want to start thinking about your kid's costume. A fun and fantastical outfit that he or she is bound to love is the disguise of a pirate. Here are a few tips for transforming your little one from an innocent girl or boy to a budding buccaneer. Clothing The clothing is arguably the most important part of any pirate outfit. Start out...

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Make a Witch's Brew This Halloween

December 30th, 2012

If you're throwing a Halloween bash this year and want to serve your guests a delicious, creative and spooky drink, look no further than the classic Witch's Brew. Here's how to make this delightful treat, courtesy of the Food Network, which you can make into a kid's drink by simply holding the vodka. It'll have everyone asking for refills! Witch's Brew Cauldron Punch Makes 12...

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How to Host a Pumpkin Carving Party

December 29th, 2012

Halloween parties are always a blast, but there's nothing more fun than carving a pumpkin or two to get ready for the big night. You can combine the fun of wearing costumes and carving pumpkins for a Halloween party everyone will be sure to remember. Typical Halloween decorations like ghosts, skeletons, spider webs and even some fog should be included everywhere - even the...

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Decorating Pumpkins

December 28th, 2012

Pumpkins are a Halloween decoration staple, but they can also be used to dress up your home throughout the autumnal season. For Thanksgiving, try setting out a few more sophisticated pumpkins, without the scary faces and tea lights. Here are some ideas, inspired by Real Simple magazine. 1. If you like the idea of carving a pumpkin, but don't want to go with the usual...

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Pumpkin Seed Recipes

December 30th, 2012

Pumpkins are practically a fall staple, whether used in dishes or decoration. Instead of just throwing out the "guts" and seeds inside, why not keep them to make a delicious, healthy snack that's full of crunch and flavor? Here are a couple of different recipes to use next time you're cleaning out a pumpkin. Sweet n' salty Real Simple magazine's idea for delicate, savory...

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