Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Vegetarian Sauce & Pasta (diabetes-friendly)
Karen Graham's kids actually prefer this pasta sauce made with peanut butter and sunflower seeds to the traditional meat-based sauce. Serve the sauce over corkscrew noodle (rotini pasta). For a change, try whole wheat macaroni or spaghetti. Add a salad on the side, and have fruit and yogurt for... More »
Linguine with Lemon and Mint
The combination of lemon and mint is common in southern Italy, a legacy of the Moorish occupation, says author of 250 True Italian Dishes, John Coletta. Today mint is not widely used in cooking, but it’s a shame to waste it on garnishing drinks and desserts. It has a fragrant, distinctive flavor... More »
Sesame Noodle Salad
Here’s a salad that’s nutty with toasted sesame seeds. Perfect anytime of year. It makes a quick and easy weeknight meal. More »
Corn and Three-Bean Salad (vegan)
Perfect for busy weeknights and entertaining! More »
Fresh Vegetable Pasta Salad
The humble stalwarts of the garden combine in 
a satisfying sum. The perfect busy weeknight dish! More »
Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
A package of fresh tortellini or other cheese-filled pasta makes this a satisfying soup the whole family will enjoy. Adding the baby spinach at the end gives it a fresh-from-the-garden flavor. So easy, so delicious! More »
Thai Noodles (just add water)
The peanuts add body, as well as protein, to the sauce. Add in the vegetables, ginger and a kick of heat, and this noodle dish is sure to satisfy you on an active day on the trail! More »
Roast Turkey with Sage-Bread Stuffing
Roast Turkey with Sage-Bread Stuffing  Turkey almost always has the place of honor when family and friends gather for holiday meals. It’s perfect when serving a crowd. It’s economical, too, and everyone loves it. Best of all are the leftovers that get wrapped and placed in the fridge for... More »
How to Stuff and Secure a Turkey
Susan Sampson, author of 12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets, offers some helpful tips on how to stuff and secure your turkey: Stuffing Estimates• Allow about 3⁄4 cup (175 mL) of stuffing per pound (500 g) of bird for the cavity, plus extra for stuffing under the skin of the breast.• Stuffing... More »
Gluten-Free Poultry Stuffing Bread
The flavor of the herbs bakes right into each bite of this loaf. It’s perfect to use in stuffing for Cornish game hens and/or your holiday turkey. More »
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