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  • Delicious Baked Acorn Squash

    Delicious baked Acorn squash is great served sweet or savory!
    Thanksgiving is coming and there are no shortage of delicious recipes out there to try, one of the simplest yet tasty and healthy recipes out there is for baked Acorn squash. Acorn squash has a mild flavor that lends itself well to so many different recipes it is hard to think of the best way to serve it. This family favorite can be eaten as a dessert or baked plain and just part of one of the sides you serve during the holidays. For the recipe and full instructions see: Delicious baked Acorn squash

  • Southern Coconut Pound Cake

    Pound cake is great but this Coconut pound cake recipe is devine!

    Southern life is all about family, love and sharing good things. Grandmothers were the best cooks and their love was in everything they cooked, or baked. This old southern style family heirloom recipe was thought lost forever when in a twist of fate was discovered in an old moving box.
    Southerners are known for their Coconut Pound Cake.

    This wonderful recipe now can bring a little southern comfort to your family, and can be served
    for years to come for any special occasion from holidays, weddings, birthdays and more. Think of the love you can show in this recipe when you serve it to your family!

    Here's the recipe: Grand mama's southern coconut pound cake
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  • Apple Raisin Cranberry Chutney

    Apples, raisins, cranberries are all flavors we love during the holiday.
    Before we know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here and that means lots of family meals. Meals are a great way to pull the family together and enjoy delicious food, laughter and love. Why not do something with that old cranberry sauce that will make it sing? This recipe is so delicious, and versatile it can be used for a topping on ice cream, spread on a bagel, or on a holiday cake! Serve in in a beautiful bowl on your Thanksgiving table and I guarantee you, everyone will want this instead of the ordinary cranberry sauce you may have had in the past! It has all the holiday flavor you'd want in a side dish too. Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, all give this Chutney a warm delicious burst of flavor on your plate.
    Get the recipe here: How to make Apple Raisin Cranberry Chutney

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  • Banana Pudding

    Banana pudding is a southern treat that will satisfy anyone, anywhere.
    If you are looking for a little southern flare for your Thanksgiving dessert, nothing does it like Banana pudding! Traditionally speaking, this recipe calls for Vanilla pudding, however, the Banana cream pudding adds a little more decadence and flavor. Simple, satisfying and easy to make, it will be a hit no matter when you make it or where you serve it, best of all no baking required!
    Here's the recipe: Banana pudding

  • Tarragon Seasoned Stuffing for Thanksgiving

    Fresh Tarragon makes this stuffing taste so delicious.

    There are many versions of stuffing that can be made for Thanksgiving. Making your own is easy, and because you can control just how much you want of each ingredient it's better sometimes to make your own. Homemade stuffing is a breeze with a combination of fresh herbs like Tarragon, and dried Sage to make it extra flavorful. Here's the super easy, but tasty recipe that sounds impressive right from the start, doesn't it? Tarragon Seasoned Stuffing

  • Celebrities that Paid the Price of Addiction in 2011

    Celebrities often live a life of luxury, but often get caught in addiction.

    2011 was certainly a sad year in many regards for the world of entertainment. The world silently stood by and was again witness to the devastation caused by addiction. Many fans and family members as well said goodbye to these celebrities in 2011. Celebrities give a public face to the problems around substance abuse. However, we know that this problem exists everywhere. Continue reading: Celebrities that paid the price of addiction in 2011

  • How to Make Apple-tizers

    Any type of apple works great with this appetizer, try different ones.
    We all know on Thanksgiving day, family and friends stomachs growl in anticipation of the feast that awaits them. Children especially have a hard time watching and smelling all those goodies being prepared without getting to sample any in advance. This simple treat will keep them happy and let you get on with the cooking.
    This can be prepared rather quickly and are tasty little treats to keep your hungry family satisfied until the big meal is complete
    Here's the recipe: How to make apple-tizers

  • Low Carb Brownies

    A healthy alternative for Thanksgiving dessert choices make the holidays easier.

    Whenever we diet, we tend to crave things we ordinarily can not have. Especially sweets and chocolate. Flavorful Pecans from the south make this brownie absolutely divine. As Thanksgiving draws ever so close, it is good to have a few healthy dessert alternatives as well. This brownie recipe will fill that craving with its delicious and generous chocolate flavor. A low carb brownie is the best type of brownie to enjoy.Healthy and easy to make try this recipe. Try these low carb brownies that have only 2 grams of net carbs per serving, crumbled in frozen yogurt too!

    Here's the guilt free recipe: Low carb chocolate brownies
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  • Upside Down Peach Cake

    Upside Down Peach Cake is so moist it melts into your mouth!

    In the south, we are always dreaming up wonderful ways to use what we have plenty of during the growing season, peaches are usually available and so delicious. This is a twist on the traditional upside down Pineapple cake using fresh peaches instead. If you are looking for something unexpected, yet truly special and delicious for Thanksgiving dessert, you can't go wrong with this super easy twist on a classic. For the recipe, see: Upside Down Peach cake


  • Stuffed Mushrooms with Parmesan

    Stuffed mushrooms are a nice change from celery and carrot sticks at Thanksgiving.

    Hosting Thanksgiving or any other family gathering at your home is a big job and usually you need some hors d'oeuvres to tide over your guests. Many guests have a hard time waiting until the main menu is ready to be served and this is a great solution. What easier and better way than with delicious stuffed mushrooms? Easy to make, and easy to snack on, your guests will love them!


    Here's the recipe:
    Stuffed mushrooms with Parmesan



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