Usher in Thanksgiving at Bobby Flay’s on the Food Network

There are two things high on my list of things I love – Food Network and Thanksgiving.  I look forward each year to the Food Network’s Thanksgiving specials, and cannot wait to see the latest! FOOD NETWORK CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING FLAY-STYLE WITH HOLIDAY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING AT BOBBY’S ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND AT 12PM ET/PT Bobby Flay…

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Walt Disney World Thanksgiving at the Last Minute

You have a to-do list the length of the Empire State Building, and the thought of cleaning the house that hasn’t been cleaned since last Thanksgiving is giving you panic attacks.  What the heck, you think to yourself.  Let’s do a Walt Disney World Thanksgiving! But wait.  You’ve heard that everything books months in advance….

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Fakesgiving – Food and Friends to be Thankful For

Back in the early 90s, living in Florida away from family was tough.  We couldn’t always take time off during the holidays, so we spent quite a few Thanksgivings and Christmases by ourselves. We invented Fakesgiving as a way to celebrate when we had family or friends with us.  My dad and stepmom came down one…

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Thanksgiving, Fakesgiving, Second Time Around Saturday – OH MY!

As many of you know, I do not always do Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day.  As your children get older and enjoy the holidays with their own families or in-laws; or when your own holiday is split among parents, grandparents, in-laws and siblings scattered all over the country, it may be necessary to do Fakesgiving,…

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Merry Christmas Poop-Poop

Fakesgiving, followed by Thanksgiving, followed by two term papers.  That’s on top of the normal hectic pace of being a mom with three kids, two dogs, one husband, and a great gig with The Mouse. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. In the whirlwind that was the month of November, I decided to…

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 17 – Thankful for Leftovers

You know how you have a party catered, and you have just enough food to make everyone at your party satisfied, but very little left over afterwards to clean up? Yeah, that never happens when I cook for a party. I live in constant fear that a small island nation is going to shipwreck on…

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 10 – Fakesgiving

The made up holiday, designed to allow my children to be home with me to celebrate “Thanksgiving” when they get older, while allowing them to spend the actual holiday “day” spending it where they’d rather be, has taken on a new meaning over the past couple of years that we’ve hosted.  Initially, it was just…

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Thankful…

It’s that time of year – everyone is taking stock of their lives and acknowledging their gratitude for the things in life that they are most appreciative of.  And, of course, I do the same thing.  It goes without saying – I’m grateful for my family, our home, our wonderful friends, and even the dogs….

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What do you put on your pumpkin pie?

Do you put oil or cream?  What are we talking about. Oh yeah, this commercial. Honestly, I like oil on mine.  It feels creamier to me, tastes better to me, and if the Apocalypse comes and I lose the mountain of Tupperware containers I have  under my cabinets to store leftovers in, I know I…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Cake – Plenty of Room at the Holiday Table!

Well, as if my fascination with the Cherpumple wasn’t enough- http://beautygirlsmom.com/2010/11/08/cherpumple-its-whats-for-dessert-this-thanksgiving/– my friend, Disney Moms Panel Member Erin Foster Tweeted about this other abomination of Thanksgiving goodness – the Thanksgiving Turkey Cake! Essentially, this is a meatloaf, made with ground turkey instead of beef.  And then it becomes almost like a shepherd’s pie, as you layer…

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