Healthy Snacks and Dishes for a Casino Night Party

With all of the rush and hustle of the holidays, it can be difficult to find a theme for a gathering that isn't dull and overdone. Why not try a casino-themed night, complete with festive food, games, and fancy outfits?

Any Way You Slice It

Post-Thanksgiving turkey can be both a blessing and a curse. Leftovers can make meals quick and easy, but turkey sandwiches can quickly become mundane. Mix things up by combining your favorite holiday bird with a host of other great flavors and press them together in a panini.

Slow Gifts

If you like making homemade gifts and love using your slow cooker, get ready to make a decadent granola that's a hit with breakfast enthusiasts and removes the extra fuss that oven-baking granola sometimes brings. Oh, and the gift can always be one for your inner breakfast fan!

Pot Pie Pan

Sometimes, life affords you both the time and the desire to make, roll out, and bake pastry for the ultimate in comfort food: pot pie. Other times, it's entirely worth it to take a short cut and enjoy your favorite comfort food flavors in under an hour.

Dessert Elegance

'Tis the season for ending special meals with a touch of class. Whether you are looking for desserts for Thanksgiving or holidays forthcoming at the end (and beginning!) of the year, it's hard to argue with a decadent dark chocolate tart that has a ribbon of almond flavor running through all of its parts.

Bake It In

Infusing already amazing baked chicken is easy when you add a flavorful sauce halfway through the cooking process. The version presented this time around is a spicy-sweet option, but once you get the technique down, you can make it your own.

Autumn Endings

When dinner's done, there's often that lingering desire for something a little sweet. Satisfy your sweet tooth and pay homage to the season with a stunning bundt cake that boasts the flavors of caramel apples. It's a perfect dessert for celebrating, so consider it a Thanksgiving star.

Pretty as a Pumpkin

Simple make ahead ideas for Thanksgiving are the best. But it gets even better. Sometimes, they are also beyond delicious and as festive as an appetizer gets. It's time to start presenting perfect holiday entertaining recipes and we're starting with style!

Mobile Breakfast

As major fall and winter holidays approach, I often find myself busy and on the go from sun up to sun down. But that's no excuse to skip breakfast, especially since breakfast on the go is easy with muffins chock full of fruit, nuts, and more.

Beyond Greens

Salads can be amazing. They tend to be healthy, feature fresh produce, and come together fairly easily. That said, if your salad consists of iceberg lettuce and a tomato or two, it's time to start thinking outside the box and beyond greens.

Spicy Rice

One of the things I love most about Thai cuisine is its wonderful ability to blend flavors. This time around, we take a cue from Thailand and blend sweetness and spice in a fried rice dish chock full of fresh vegetables, tender rice, and even tangy pineapple.

Baking Without Eggs and Dairy

I don't do it often, but sometimes I'm either out of eggs or have just one or two I'm saving for something else and I will bake without eggs. After all, you don't need to have eggs (or even dairy) on hand, but a day without chocolate cake is just a little cloudier than it needs to be!