Flour Power: A Guide to Different Flours and Benefits

By Sandra Lee, Coffee in the Middle   

From bread to biscuits, cake to cookies, pancakes to pizza dough, baking flour is that one magic ingredient that makes sweet and savory food taste delicious. With so many types out there, it can be tough figuring out what kind to use for what purpose. Here we break down the different types of baking flour, the protein content (gluten) and the tools needed to become a baking expert. You got this!   

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Creative Ways to Use Thanksgiving Dinner Leftovers

Turkey or Chicken Leftover Sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Freshly made from Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey leftovers on crusty wholemeal bread.

By Wanda Lopez, My Sweet Zepol  

The holidays are meant to be spent surrounded by family, friends, laughter, gifts, traditions and lots of food. Whether you are gathering this year or not,  food is always a big part of the holidays. From turkey, to ham, to a vegetarian main dish to pot roast – food is everywhere during this time of the year. Now, what to do with all the Thanksgiving dinner leftovers? Today , we’ll be talking about creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers.   

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Easy Ideas for the Best Make Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

By Sharon MacGregor, Fed Well

Celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday may look a little different this year and keeping your appetizers light, simple, and easy to make ahead has never been more important. These three customizable techniques instead of recipes can be personalized to suit the tastes of your friends and family, are light and easy to make look gorgeous on the table in a few minutes and can be brought along if you are able to visit someone you love. And, as a bonus, cooking is minimal.

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Easy And Delicious Side Dish Ideas For a Low Stress Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted turkey garnished with cranberries on a rustic style table decorated with pumpkins, gourds, asparagus, brussel sprouts, baked vegetables, pie, flowers, and candles.

By Michelle Stansbury, Eat, Drink, Be San Diego

I love entertaining. Hosting parties is so fun for me that I spend weeks, or even months, coming up with dozens of delightful ideas to make the event special. After my fair share of incredible parties, I realized that what made an event a true success was enjoying it. And there is no better event to remember that than Thanksgiving! Your guests will appreciate a low stress dinner just as much as you do, putting the focus away from perfection and back onto spending time together. 

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Steal the Spotlight

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with All the Sides. Homemade Roasted Turkey and all traditional dishes on Festive Thanksgiving table.

By Michelle Stansbury, Eat, Drink, Be San Diego

When it comes to Thanksgiving and steakhouses, the real star for me is the side dishes. I’ve got nothing against turkey (or steak, for that matter), but good side dishes steal the spotlight. Potatoes can be mashed, smashed, baked, or scalloped, without even venturing into the wonderful world of sweet potatoes and yams. Green beans can be roasted, blistered, sautéed, or served in a casserole. While most people opt for traditional, comfort food side dishes, if you want to wow your guests, try a few of these incredible, over-the-top Thanksgiving side dishes.  

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Home Style corn bread being served from a cast-iron skillet.

Thanksgiving is on its way. That means turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. That means if you have Celiac disease, you cannot eat anything on Thanksgiving, right? Not so! Just because you have to eat a gluten-free diet does not mean you have to starve while the rest of your family indulges right in front of you. There are plenty of Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts that are easy to make gluten-free. 

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Four Thanksgiving Menu Ideas For Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 + Grilled Pumpkin Pie Recipe

people eating thanksgiving dinner

Your Thanksgiving dinner might look a little different this year, as some family members might opt to stay home and social distance. A smaller Thanksgiving dinner can mean rethinking your menu and recipes, giving you an opportunity to try out new ideas and recipes. Or, you might be opting to cook your first Thanksgiving dinner for your family and hosting your first potluck Friendsgiving. Break tradition and go for dishes that lend themselves to an intimate Thanksgiving holiday, giving you more time to spend with your loved ones and more options to flex your culinary muscles with a break from the typical Thanksgiving dinner.

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving table with roasted turkey, sliced ham and side dishes

Whether you are hosting a dinner this upcoming Thanksgiving Day for two or a dozen there is something you all must have on your table next to the main dish and that is a side dish or two (or four). A Thanksgiving menu is not complete without a side dish. You may have some traditional Thanksgiving side dishes that have been passed down from generation to generation or maybe you like to change things up yearly. We will be talking about easy Thanksgiving side dishes ideas you can mix and match and make your own.  

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