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Celebrate Family!

The holidays are a time for making sweet memories along with sweet treats. In this issue of Family Cents, you'll find festive fare that's quick, convenient, and sure to delight. Family and friends will remember these tasty goodies as well as the good times you share. Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at Family-Cents!

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QUICK TIPS

Recipe photo Dijon and Herb Turkey Breast with Mushroom Gravy
Impress dinner guests with a unique blend of butter, herbs and dijon in this easy baked turkey breast.

Recipe photo Ultimate Slow Cooker Potatoes
Dress up packaged potatoes for a party with creamy, cheesy stir-ins. Did we say cheesy? They're also easy, when you cook and serve in a slow cooker.

Recipe photo Potato-Spinach Swirl Casserole
Shhhh! Don't tell your family you slipped a green veggie into these creamy, dreamy potatoes. Just smile when the dish is empty.

Recipe photo Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake
Wake up to a delicious, colorful brunch with no fuss when you mix this egg dish the night before and bake in the morning.

Great Tips from You!

Q:

HOLIDAY HELPER: What is your favorite recipe shortcut or quick tip for holiday entertaining in a flash?

A:

Tip #1 from Debbie B. in Grand Rapids, MN

When friends ask if they can bring a dish to your party or holiday meal...say Yes! You'll have more time to spend mingling, your guests will enjoy the variety, and you may learn a new recipe or two.

Tip #2 from Ashley K. in Burke

Prepare quick simple grilled appetizers, such as stuffed mushrooms bought at your local grocery store.

Tip #3 from Lisa D. in Neillsville, WI

Bake the desserts the day before if possible.

Tip #4 from Kris in Brooklyn, MI

We love the holidays and enjoy leftovers for several days after. The one thing we never have leftovers of is the apple pie I make with my grandma's recipe. Last year, I did have plenty of extra apples so I made the kids fried apples to go with the leftovers. It's simple and easy to make just enough to feed a few people and uses up any leftover apples. You just peel and slice 2 small apples per person, put in a fry pan with a 1 tablespoon of butter per person, cook over medium heat and add in brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. Fried apples also make a nice topping for ice cream or for oatmeal.

Editor's Picks:
Easy Crowd Pleasers

Why are these appetizers so popular? They're super simple to make with Bisquick®, and bake up in just 20 minutes for a savory party snack!


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MORE RECIPE IDEAS

arrow Starlight Sugar Cookies  It's easy to be a star when you bake these fancy treats with cookie mix and prepared icing.  
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arrow Caramel Corn Chex® Mix  Package this colorful mixture of holiday flavors in bags or tins, for inexpensive, delightful gifts.  
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arrow Ultimate Holiday Brownies  Add some pizzazz to brownie mix with crushed mint candies and convenient ready to serve frosting.  
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arrow Cherry-Pecan Ring  Make a holiday morning even sweeter with this colorful quick-prep coffee cake.  
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