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Thanksgiving Favorites Made Dairy Free

Food allergies can make navigating through the holiday season very difficult. I know this first hand because my 5 year old little boy has an allergy to dairy. The smallest amount of dairy can cause anaphylaxis shock. It’s scary to say the least. Last year, I wrote a post for SMB about ways our family navigates through the holidays with a food […]

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My New Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition: Outsourcing It!

I grew up having pretty traditional family Thanksgiving. Visitors from out-of-town, a huge turkey and all the trimmings, what seemed like as many pies as people. My mom prepared for days, no, WEEKS, for this one giant meal. The menu was always the same, because everyone had their non-negotiable favorites. It was predictable, delicious, and […]

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Tis the Season: Thankfulness vs Commercialism

If the holidays were a boxing match, who would win? Thankfulness vs Commercialism. Oh, how the Marketing Machine of Life keeps us spinning. I ran to the box mart store the other day, with the Little’s in tow, giddy with excitement as they anticipated picking out Halloween decorations 40 days in advance. But as we […]

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Adopt-a-Family Holiday Tradition

Last fall, when I was planning our annual Friendsgiving dinner, I stumbled across Vista del Camino’s Holiday Adopt-a-Family program. I told my friends about it and most people spent a few extra bucks and we ended up with enough for our Adopt-a-Family to have a full Thanksgiving feast. Later, we enjoyed a mom’s morning to […]

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The 7 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

If you are planning Thanksgiving for the first time (or the tenth!), it can be a little overwhelming to find recipes. A quick search on Thanksgiving recipes brings up over 36,200,000 results. Well, I’m sharing with you my tested family favorites. I know you have the turkey covered, so these are the sides and dessert […]

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Forget the Oven and Put Your Turkey in the Crock Pot

The holiday season has officially started and if you are intimidated (like me) by the thought of cleaning, brining and the all day commitment of cooking a turkey this Thanksgiving, I suggest you re-think the traditional execution and cook your turkey in the crock pot. Yes, you heard me correctly, you can have that wonderful turkey […]

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