Chef & Lifestyle Expert Jeanne Benedict Reveals Top Thanksgiving Trends and Tips

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Lifestyle expert Jeanne Benedict, spokesperson for Thanksgivingtips.com, offers trendy new ideas to add fun and pizzazz to this year’s celebration.

Chef & Lifestyle Expert Jeanne Benedict Reveals Top Thanksgiving Trends and Tips
Ethnic Recipes, Stuffing Bars and White Pumpkins Among New Ideas at http://www.Thanksgivingtips.com

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away and cooks everywhere are trying to find new ways to make the most important meal of the year extra special. Lifestyle expert Jeanne Benedict, spokesperson for Thanksgivingtips.com, offers trendy new ideas to add fun and pizzazz to this year’s celebration:

*Global Gourmet on Gobble Day! Spice up Thanksgiving by infusing another type of cuisine and culture into your holiday meal, such as a Latin theme with a chorizo-salsa stuffing and cilantro-lime glazed yams. Bring in the blazing colors of autumn leaves by using red, yellow, and green chili peppers as a garnish on side dishes.

*Stuffing Martinis and Mix-in’s Bar - Some folks love celery in their stuffing, while others prefer fruit such as apples and raisins. Please everyone’s palate by offering a delicious bowl of cornbread stuffing and "mix-in" ingredients in small bowls on the side such as sautéed apples, sausage, walnuts, herbs, and more for guests to tailor the stuffing to their own personal taste. Place Martini glasses next to the set up for guests to add the ingredients into as individual servings, so they can enjoy their stuffing in style.

*Mini White Pumpkins as Individual Food Containers - White pumpkins are big this season as tabletop décor and individual food containers. Simply hollow out the pumpkins and pack them with stuffing, cranberry sauce, or your favorite side dish.

  • Fun Food Shapes and Pops for the Kids – Let’s face it, Thanksgiving food is not high on the list of kid food favorites. But, kids are more inclined to try food if it looks fun such as a scoop of stuffing in a paper Thanksgiving cupcake liner or a yam cube dipped in marshmallow sauce on a lollipop stick!

*Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes – Sure, everyone will sit down and enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie, but these Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes as the finale to your holiday meal will receive a standing ovation.

For more tasty tips and recipes, visit http://www.thanksgivingtips.com.

Jeanne Benedict has logged more than 100 appearances on shows such as The Today Show, ABC's Live with Regis & Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The CBS Saturday Early Show. She has written four books on food and entertaining. She is also formerly the host and chef of the TV theme party show, Weekend Entertaining, on the DIY network. For more info visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeanne-Benedict/119855216376?ref=ts.

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