Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving 101: Menu Planning

Thanksgiving might be the best food holiday of the year, but the anticipation and high expectations can also make it the most daunting. This year, take the stress and worry out of the holiday by prepping the menu ahead of time. Whether you make the same dishes year after year or are creating new traditions, menu prep in advance of the big day is essential.


Party-Pleasing Holiday Appetizers

With Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, it’s officially the season of entertaining. Of course entertaining brings one of our absolute favorite meal occasions—appetizers and hors d’oeuvres! The holidays are the perfect time to host an appetizers-only dinner party!

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

While eating leftover turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving isn’t so bad at first, why not take things up a notch? There are plenty of delicious things you can do with leftovers that will make you feel like the holidays are everyday. Us ladies from the Easy Home Meals team wanted to share their tried and true leftover hacks and recipe ideas, as well as some new ideas and recipes to test out.

Shortcut Sausage Stuffing

How to Throw a “Friendsgiving” Potluck for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is not too far away, and that means it’s time to start menu prep and nailing down your guest lists. This holiday season, we’re leaning more towards a collaborative feast – one that brings together your friends, your friends-of-friends or even your colleagues to share the joys of the season and, of course, some great food. What we like to call a “Friendsgiving” is a really special occasion, made even more so when it’s done potluck-style. Everyone brings their specialty dish or favorite beverage and basks in the holiday glory with the best meal of the year.

Ritz Cheesy Football

How to Become the Food MVP at Your Next Tailgate

It’s autumn, and you know what that means – time to tailgate (or “homegate!”) Football is a huge fall sport, and there’s something special about camping out in the parking lot of your favorite team’s stadium with a full spread of munchies. Or even viewing the game from the comfort of your own living room with unlimited food. Here are a few fun facts about tailgating, to get you excited for the season[1]!

Pierogies with Chicken in Salsa Verde

Our Cool Food Panelists Share Their Own Ideas of “Quality Meals”

“Quality meals” mean so many different things to different people, whether it’s eating delicious food, spending time with loved ones, enjoying a meal with wholesome ingredients, having a family dinner, etc. A few of our Cool Food Panelists wanted to share their own definitions of a quality meal with some oh-so scrumptious recipes!