Sandra Lee | 2010-11-15 14:15:54
The happiest season of all is upon us, and it all begins with Thanksgiving planning and Christmas clamoring. This means plenty of busy entertaining and gift-giving shopping. You can feel the anticipation for the holidays everywhere and the excitement is infectious. Department stores and homes are already hanging up magnificent holiday decor with festive wreaths and twinkling lights.
Thank goodness it's Thanksgiving when we can eat to our heart's content and enjoy our family and friends. Did you catch "Semi-Homemade Cooking" this past Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET? My sister Kimber and I served a Festive Thanksgiving menu. If you're still planning yours, try the Peppered Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes and Three Bread Stuffing for great side dishes from the episode. We've got more recipes and tablescape tips here. For dessert, I've got you covered with my Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies in light of Peanut Butter Fudge Day on Saturday. It's a super simple recipe for a quick and sweet treat.
Last week, I stopped by Good Morning America to show my one box used four ways idea from the November/December issue of my magazine. It was genius. I made coffee-crusted pork chops, a chocolate coffee cappuccino, tiramisu and even a beautiful tenderloin from my new cookbook, Semi-Homemade The Complete Cookbook. Robin was a lovely host, and Sam was as sweet as ever. It was the first time I've ever seen George giggle, which JuJu got a great kick out of. So check out the new issue of the Semi-Homemade magazine on newsstands now, as it will not only impress your Thanksgiving guests, but it will get you through the holidays happily.
Cheers to a happy, healthy home and a wonderful Thanksgiving season,