Celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween With Delicious Fall Recipes, Party Tips, and Healthy Holiday Recipes in the Newest Issue of Taste of Home, the #1 Cooking Magazine in the Country!

October 19, 2009

GREENDALE, Wis., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — On Newsstands : For the ultimate Halloween and Thanksgiving party guide, turn to the October/November 2009 issue of Taste of Home, the # 1 cooking magazine in the country. The issue is filled with ideas to wow your party guests. Halloween will be spook-tacular with recipes for creative goodies that are wickedly delicious. This Thanksgiving, serve elegant, easy-to-make dishes that are sure to impress your holiday guests. Katie Lee serves up her flawless party-throwing advice and tips in the new issue. The holiday season is also one of the busiest times of the year; save time with meals from this month’s “30-Minute Meals” contest, in which readers share their award-winning 30-minute recipes. For those who want to enjoy holiday favorites but are watching their calories, the October/November issue of Taste of Home features delicious holiday recipes that are low in calories and fat – so you can indulge this Thanksgiving guilt-free!

A Meal to Remember (pp. 24-26)

This Thanksgiving, serve up a meal that creates lasting memories – every recipe you need is in this issue of Taste of Home! Surprise them with a twist on the classic roasted turkey and serve up savory Brined Grilled Turkey Breast that is mouthwateringly delicious. Create a unique signature stuffing with “Everything” Stuffing, filled with mushrooms, apples, sausage and fresh herbs. Change out ho-hum trimmings for Honey & Cherry Chutney, a Taste of Fall Salad with crunchy pecans and juicy pears, and Golden Winter Squash Souffle.

Katie Lee is Hosting a Party (pp. 31-34)

Planning a holiday party doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Katie Lee shares her secrets for hosting the best (and easiest!) party ever. Katie offers simple ways to take the stress out of entertaining and keep everyone relaxed and engaged, tips for staying on a budget, and recipes for crowd-pleasing dishes. Katie’s perfect party recipes begin with Smoked Salmon-Dijon Creme Fraiche Canapes; these appetizers look elegant but take no time to create. Shrimp Pot Stickers with Ginger are a special treat when coupled with a steaming cup of the Wild Mushroom Soup “Cappuccino,” rich and comforting topped with a dollop of whipped cream. For the main course, serve Fresh Chicken and Lettuce Cups, a perfect meal for party guests.

Wholesome Holiday (pg. 40-41)

Everyone loves Thanksgiving food, but it’s no secret that this beloved holiday meal can pack on pounds. No need to sacrifice, though: Simply substitute Taste of Home’s healthier versions that are just as delicious as the calorie-laden classics. Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole has that delicious green bean casserole flavor but only 213 calories per serving. Mashed potatoes are hard to resist, so lighten up and serve fluffy, creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes with just 220 calories per serving. Finally, dip into the refreshing Sangria Gelatin Dessert, filled with fresh fruit and only 95 calories per serving.

Top-Notch Tacos (pp. 58-64)

The most recent Taste of Home contest asked readers what fabulous entrees they could make in 30 minutes or less. Award-winning recipes include mouth-watering tacos, burgers, ravioli, jambalaya and pizza. Readers prove that all you need is 30 minutes to make a scrumptious and filling meal. The Grand Prize winner, Jennifer Eggebraaten, created delicious Flatbread Tacos with Ranch Sour Cream. These easy and filling tacos are perfect for a buffet-style meal and are simple enough that kids can help prepare.

Fright Night (pp. 76-81)

Serve up a Halloween boo-nanza with spook-tacular treats that will have everyone screaming for more! Try the sweet and scary Sugar Ghost Cupcakes; no one can resist these chocolate cupcakes topped with peanut butter cups and malted milk balls. Have some fun with the Jack-o-Lantern Popcorn Balls, yummy treats with chocolate bars, vanilla frosting and spearmint leaves that will have all your guests grinning from ear to ear. Or try bone-chilling Leg Bones breadsticks, easy and fun to make and great with a favorite soup, stew or chili. Other fun recipes include Arach-Namole, a web of creamy avocado goodness; Swamp Juice a La Slime, a sweet and scary drink; and the slithering saucy Pizza Snake.

A Cut Above (pp. 84-87)

Cheesecake is the perfect holiday dessert; rich and creamy, it never disappoints. Taste of Home brings you new variations of this classic favorite. Try Aunt Ruth’s famous Butterscotch Cheesecake for a creamy finish, or the Pumpkin Walnut, a fun alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. For a tropical take, try the Pina Colada, or for something sweet and fruity, indulge in Peach Melba Cheesecake. Finally, the over-the-top and decadent Layered Turtle Cheesecake, with chocolate, caramel ice cream, pecans, and whipped cream, makes a perfect grand finale.

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