(BPT) - 'Tis the season for getting together with friends and family to celebrate. Food is at the heart of the holidays, so whether you're hosting an event or attending as a guest, you'll want to whip up something to impress a wide variety of taste buds. The perfect solution: A holiday cheeseboard.
One of the most expensive times of the year is holiday season. Many people want to show their love to family and friends through gifts, but before they know it, the debt is piling up. Before the holiday season arrives, consider putting together a budget for holiday gift giving. Especially in the current economic climate, a budget can help you keep track of your expenses, and keep you honest as you do your holiday gift shopping. Evaluate Your Limits
(BPT) - It's 6 a.m. in Bell County, Texas. The sun is yet to peek over the horizon on what will become a steamy summer day, but Darrell Glaser is already strolling through his turkey houses to ensure the birds on his family farm are comfortable. The farm has been in Glaser's family for nearly 100 years, and Darrell and his family have spent nearly every day tending to their turkeys.
Let your child help decorate for Thanksgiving by creating these fun and simple crafts. Paint, decorate pumpkins: Create a fun centerpiece by letting your kids paint and decorate pumpkins. Let them use fun and bold colors, and incorporate glitter, feathers and other fun items to add some pizzazz to your table.
Made with sweet, colorful yams, these croquettes are veggie mini-burgers that can be served as a first course or appetizer, or serve several croquettes as a main course for vegetarian guests. If tangerines aren't available, substitute orange juice. Or, omit the sauce and top the croquettes with a dollop of sour cream, a cherry tomato half, and a tiny sprig of fresh flat-leaf parsley. Serving Size Makes 16 Sauce Ingredients
Of course, no party is complete without some sort of centerpiece, and Halloween is the time when you can feel free to let the dark side of your cooking creativity have free rein. To make the "cat box" for these gross-but-tasty treats, use a box of Grape-Nuts or other barley cereal. Be sure and "garnish" with plenty of gummi flies, worms, and any other disgusting edibles you can think of. I've seen ramen noodles, peanuts and raisins used to gross effect. Ingredients
Deep-frying has become one of the most popular ways to prepare Thanksgiving turkeys; however, there are some serious safety concerns you need to be aware of upfront. Check out our safety tips to make sure your turkey is the only thing that gets fried this year!