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Thanksgiving Day Kids Crafts & Activities

Thanksgiving Day Kids Crafts & Activities

5 Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts

Thanksgiving for us is all about bringing family together, great food, being thankful for the blessings in our lives and creating memories with the ones we love. So, as you might imagine, I don’t want anyone to be bored or hungry at our Thanksgiving dinner!

Since the Thanksgiving dinner baton hasn’t passed completely from my mom to me just yet, I usually spend my time on a few Thanksgiving desserts and the craft planning. One big responsibility is to keep the smaller guests entertained with seasonal, kid-friendly crafts while the turkey browns.

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Nut Glazed Brie Recipe

Nut Glazed Brie Recipe

Fall Recipe Idea

As Thanksgiving and the holidays near, our calendars start to fill up with holiday parties and gatherings. This Nut Glazed Brie recipe atop Keebler Toasteds crackers is the perfect appetizer to serve to your guests this fall - and it’s as delicious as it is easy to make. Follow these simple steps to serving up a new fall favorite.

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Halloween Fun Snack: Ghosts and Witch's Hats

Halloween Fun Snack: Ghosts and Witch's Hats

It’s that spooky time of year again! Kids are picking out the perfect Halloween costume, and mom & dad are getting ready for a slew of trick-or-treaters. To get your family ready for Halloween, whip up these Ghost and Witches fun snacks. They are the perfect addition to a school Halloween party, or can be a festive after school sweet snack. Plus, your kids can get in on the fun and help decorate to make their very own ghost and witch.

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Graveyard Dip

Graveyard Dip

Halloween Snack Idea

Looking for a spooky and fun Halloween dessert idea? Set the scene this Halloween with this no-bake cake batter dip topped with cookie crumbles. This ghostly Halloween snack will be sure to disappear at a Halloween party, or even with just the family!

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Affordable Halloween Party Decorating

Affordable Halloween Party Decorating

Halloween Decorating and Snack Ideas

My kids love to decorate for the holidays, and Halloween is certainly no exception. Sometimes it is difficult to find time to decorate between all of their extracurricular activities, but putting together a fun, decorative Halloween display doesn’t have to be a major undertaking. And, it doesn’t need to break the bank either!

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Halloween Craft: Creative and Easy Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

Halloween Craft: Creative and Easy Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

Easy Halloween Craft Idea

Halloween is almost here and I’m getting excited. I love to craft, bake and in general create with my two boys, and the holidays give me a specific reason to pull them into the kitchen or the craft room. I also like to volunteer in their classrooms. These simple, economical and creative Halloween trick-or-treat bags will be perfect for their class Halloween parties this year.

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Savory Herb Cheese Ball

Savory Herb Cheese Ball

Fall Entertaining Recipe Idea

Fall, for many, beings a whirlwind of get-togethers and parties that will take you all the way through the new year. All those gatherings call for a delicious recipe that you can rely on time and time again. This cheese ball recipe will dress up the traditional cheese and cracker tray while adding some deliciously savory flavors by combining a sharper cheese with the flavorful Town House Flatbread Crisps Roasted Garlic crackers. The combination of the garlic, herb & cheese flavors will keep guests coming back for more.

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Two New Tailgate Recipes to Try

Two New Tailgate Recipes to Try

Sour Cream Dill Dip & Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s no secret that my family is big on college football… and I do mean BIG. On any given Fall Saturday, you’ll find us (and any friends, family and/or neighbors that wish to join) camped out in front of our TV, which has been relocated to the garage for the day, watching from morning until night.

Everyone brings some party food, typically a side dish or appetizer of some sort, but like many hostesses, I’m always a teensy bit worried that my guests will leave hungry. The main dish is simple – hot dogs, burgers and brats always hit the spot. But I’m always up for trying new tailgate recipes to keep things new and exciting.

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Time Saving Tips and Recipe Ideas for Your Next Tailgate Party

Time Saving Tips and Recipe Ideas for Your Next Tailgate Party

Create a Checklist - and never leave home without it

Tailgating season is a whirlwind of fun and team spirit, but without the right organization, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Here are a few easy ways you can ease the stress of preparing for a tailgate and keep the focus on the fun stuff: food and friends!

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Savory + Sweet Tailgate Party Appetizers and Snacks

Savory + Sweet Tailgate Party Appetizers and Snacks

Recipes for Your Next Tailgate

I know tailgating season is upon us, because the neighborhood is abuzz with upcoming football games and tailgates. My husband is a huge college football fan so we tend to entertain a lot this time of year and I’m always trying to think of fun new appetizers and sweets to serve our guests at tailgate parties throughout the season.

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning and Advice: Q&A

Thanksgiving Menu Planning and Advice: Q&A

Thanksgiving Advice and Tips

While Thanksgiving should be focused on our family and thankfulness, all of the logistics of menu planning and entertaining can often overshadow the importance of this season in our life. This month we asked our readers what their biggest Thanksgiving dilemmas were and what makes Thanksgiving a struggle for them in the kitchen. Today I am answering those questions and wanted to share with you some easy solutions for Thanksgiving entertaining.

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Easy to Make Pumpkin Dip

Easy to Make Pumpkin Dip

Easy Pumpkin Dip Recipe

Bring out the best of fall's flavors with this super-easy pumpkin dip. It’s a perfect snack or appetizer recipe to make for a Halloween party, impromptu get together and Thanksgiving celebrations. Serve with graham crackers, apple slices and cookies like Keebler’s Simply Shortbread Sandies. Or for an easy fall sweet, use the pumpkin dip recipe to create Pumpkin Shortbread Sandwich Cookies. They are sure to please kids of all ages.

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Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats™

Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats™

Halloween Recipe Idea for Kids

This Halloween get creative in the kitchen with your little monsters and whip up our Friendly Frankenstein Treats™. This Halloween recipe's “sweet” demeanor is perfect for mini party goers!

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Halloween Party Money Saving Tips

Halloween Party Money Saving Tips

Inexpensive Halloween Party Food Ideas

I love throwing Halloween parties for my kids, since they love planning out their costumes, dressing up and of course the candy. This year I’m throwing a small Halloween get-together and with a mix of planning, creativity and some fun recipe and food ideas, anyone can throw a successful and inexpensive Halloween party.

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Fall Menu Recipe Ideas

Fall Menu Recipe Ideas

Cooking for the Season: Fall Harvest Cooking

I usually like to have something tasty ready for my kids and husband when they get home, and they each have their favorites. The kids like these Sugar Honey Baked Apples and I love the scrumptious and homey smell that fills the house when I take them out of the oven.  And, the smile on my husband's face when he comes home from work and smells these Cinnamon Raisin Stuffed Apples cooking in the oven warms me to the core.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Appetizer Recipe Ideas

My favorite part of Thanksgiving weekend is on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Of course I love the big day with its golden roasted turkey, gleaming bowls of ruby red cranberries, and long tables filled with relatives you only see once a year, but I prefer the following day. I love Black Friday because of two reasons: the shopping and the leftovers.

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Fun Thanksgiving Dessert

Fun Thanksgiving Dessert

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

It’s turkey time this Thanksgiving holiday and we're creating some fun turkey cookies. This is a perfect activity to do with your kids while they wait for the turkey dinner to cook!

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Kid's Halloween Snack: Eyeball Platter

Kid's Halloween Snack: Eyeball Platter

Halloween Snack Ideas

This Halloween snack has a delicate balance of sophistication and grossness making it perfect for your kid's Halloween party!! Better be careful and mind your manners, because they'll be watching you!!

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Halloween Money Saving Tips

Halloween Money Saving Tips

Treat Your Wallet to Savings this Halloween

I don’t know if it is the candy or the costumes, but barring Christmas, Halloween is perhaps a child’s favorite holiday. However, the cost of the treats or costumes can spook any family’s budget. Here are some ideas to help scare away the high cost of Halloween.

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Halloween Snack Ideas

Halloween Snack Ideas

Kid's Halloween Snack: Graveyard Sandwich

Nothing says Happy Halloween better than a "killer" snack!

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Football Tailgating Tips & Ideas

Football Tailgating Tips & Ideas

Tailgating at Home

Not going to the game? You don't have to be at the stadium to tailgate like the pros! Invite your friends and neighbors, and then get in to the spirit of the game without leaving your driveway

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Fall Tailgating

Fall Tailgating

Kickoff Fall with a Perfect Tailgate

Whether your family is getting together with friends to catch a pro football game, college matchup or even the local high school team, tailgate parties are a popular way to get into that game day spirit. Here are a few simple ways we make sure our tailgate parties are successful.

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Football Tailgate Money Saving Tips

Football Tailgate Money Saving Tips

Tips for an Inexpensive & Fun Tailgating Party

Fall is a great time to gather with family and friends for a fun tailgating party. While tailgate parties may be informal events, they require a bit of thinking and planning to make sure everything comes together smoothly --and inexpensively. Here are some tailgating ideas to help you plan the best tailgate party your money can buy.

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Fall & Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas

Fall & Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas

Fall for these 3 Great Entertaining Ideas

Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I love everything about the cooler weather, the warmer clothes and the colorful foliage. My most favorite of seasons ends with my most favorite of days — Thanksgiving!

One of the best parts about autumn is the food and snacks: soups, roasted veggies, meats and delicious warm breads. Plus, with football games galore and Thanksgiving on the horizon, there are many chances to eat with friends and family. These large gatherings always call for snacks, and lots of them!

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