Holiday Cooking Tips Straight From Grandma

Crockpot Italian Meatballs And Marinara Sauce

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Remember that bag of frozen peas that’s been sitting in the back of the freezer since who knows when? Turn that dangerous boy into a stunning last-minute party appetizer. Thaw the peas, then give them a whirl in the food processor together with garlic, olive oil, rice vinegar, Parmesan cheese and S&P.

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash With Turkey Meat Sauce

Need a last-minute present and don’t have time for it to be shipped? From Dec. 12 to 23, Whole Foods stores are providing 12 delicious, expertly-picked, artisanal cheeses for 50 percent off. There’s a cheese right here for everybody on your list, from Klare Melk Truffle Gouda to Emmi Kaltbach Cave-Aged Le Gruyère to Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese. Check out the sale schedule, throw in a bottle of wine and a sleeve crackers, and you’ve created a one-of-a-type present in minutes.

Any Thanksgiving aspect that requires bitter cream—mashed potatoes, casseroles, sauces—can instantly be made healthier by subbing in an equal amount of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt. When included right into a recipe, Greek yogurt tastes practically similar to nutrition-devoid bitter cream.

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Sweeten Up The Sauce

Schmear the spread on toast for simple (and wholesome!) crostini dish everyone will get pleasure from. Just stir within the liquor or wine at the same time as the juice, sugar and cranberries of your go-to recipe. And don’t worry, cooking the sauce will burn off any harsh alcohol taste, and the alcohol itself, but depart some superb flavor. Try this tip with one ofour favorite cranberry recipes. Hosting family and friends is straightforward with these vacation-worthy recipes. Zucchini noodles, or “zoodles,” reduce out empty carbs while filling your plate with nutritional vitamins and fiber.