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Holiday Meal Planning with Avon Prime Meats

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Holiday Meal Planning with Avon Prime Meats

Local Connecticut friends, this one is for you! This past weekend I stopped into Avon Prime Meats a local butcher and specialty store with a deli selection and catering! They carry everything from prime & premium choice beef, to produce and dairy – with a section stocked full of freshly prepared foods – ready to serve.

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Easy Maple Chex Mix Recipe

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Easy Maple Chex Mix Recipe

This is a super simple, SUPER yummy Maple Chex Mix recipe - a perfect party appetizer! I made it this past weekend for a Halloween party, it was too delicious not to share!  A few extra tips: 1. Use gluten free pretzels to make this gluten free! 2. You can make this for any holiday or any season by using seasonal candy or spices! Ingredients:  1 box Rice Chex 1 box Corn Chex 3 cups pretzels  2 cups peanuts  3 cups popcorn (popped) 1 stick butter  4 teaspoons maple extract   1 cup brown sugar  Instructions:  In a big high-side baking pan, mix together the Chex, and pretzels...

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A Halloween Masquerade Tablescape

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A Halloween Masquerade Tablescape

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday (aside from my own birthday). I love the idea that for one night you can become anything from your wildest dreams of adventure - it gives a certain power to creativity and imagination (two things I live for!). With so many ideas and dreams for this particular party I sort of combined a mixture of ideas and themes.

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A Guide to The Easiest Party Appetizer

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A Guide to The Easiest Party Appetizer

Every event needs a cheese platter - a laid-back spring time backyard BBQ, Sunday football gathering, a Halloween party, Thanksgiving feast or a New Years Eve soirée, this platter idea can cater to any style gathering.

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Party Planning Hacks

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Party Planning Hacks

It’s spring and my house is filled with guests every weekend! I like to plan ahead and stock up on paper plates, utensils, serving dishes and napkins throughout the year. If I see something while traveling or on a regular shopping trip I purchase it and then store it away for when I need it. Party planning or even having a small dinner party can be so much fun, as long as you’re going about it the right way! Make like a Girl Scout / Boy Scout and “be prepared”!

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