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I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! This year we tried several new recipes for Thanksgiving that I will be sharing. We also ventured into making a deep-fried turkey with a deep fryer that can be used within the house. The day before the turkey was injected with a butter and garlic marinade and …

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The holidays! Many people enjoy the traditional dishes but it is also nice to change them up a bit. Fresh green beans are just wonderful – especially if they are al dente! Typically I like mine steamed with no dressing. But for the holidays why not add some walnuts, cranberries, blue cheese and you have …

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It is that time of year when we are planning dinners and gatherings for the holiday season! Sometimes I purchase seasonal ingredients for a dish only to throw most of it away. Since that is such a waste of money and food, I look for recipes that use some of the same seasonable ingredients. This …

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! For the dinner menu, I tried out this cranberry muffin recipe and it is excellent! I purchased a bag of cranberries as I needed them for another recipe. Then I wondered what I was going to do with the rest of the bag. I did some research and …

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Stuffing is another staple of a Thanksgiving meal. But many of us do not roast a turkey with the stuffing inside which can make our stuffing a bit bland. This recipe incorporates dried fruits and nuts to give it an interesting flavor! Instead of serving in a casserole, consider baking in a muffin pan for …

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