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Holidays and Occasions

Healthy Holiday Sides

From stuffing and green beans to mashed potatoes and salad, holiday sides r...

From stuffing and green beans to mashed potatoes and salad, holiday sides recipes are just as important as the main dish. Add color and texture to your holiday buffet with vibrant veggie dishes featuring caramelized winter squash or crisp green beans. For a lighter side, opt for a citrus-flecked salad or a showstopping whole cauliflower. Pair those with potato dishes both savory and sweet. You can't go wrong with spuds that are stacked, swirled, baked or gratinéed.


3 Food Network Stars Share Their Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Though Thanksgiving may be over a month away, it&rsquos not too early to start planning your Turkey Day spread. But finding the perfect plates to go with your standout main dish is not an easy task. So of course, we asked celebrity chefs themselves, Food Network&rsquos Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay, and Giada De Laurentiis for their top Thanksgiving dinner picks, plus their own recipes for their chosen dishes. Whether you&rsquore hosting a full-on turkey dinner or searching for the perfect side to bring to a fun gathering, take cues from some of Food Network&rsquos best and you&rsquore bound to please any crowd.

Read on for tasty traditional dishes, from hearty entrees like butternut squash lasagne and roast turkey, to cranberry sauce and flavorful vegetable sides.


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Instant Pot Corned Beef and VegetablesI make corned beef and veggies every March in honour of my late grandfather. He was born on St. Patrick's day and absolutely adored corned beef. Now, this is first time I've tried making it all in my Instant Pot. I'm so happy I did because it was so incredibly delicious and super tender. This is by far my favourite method for making this dish.

Easter Dinner LeftoversLeftovers are one of my favorite subjects, because it can be a creative experience to come up with new meals from those leftovers. Here are a few ideas for Easter dinner leftovers, using some of the most common foods served in the US at Easter time.

Mini Doughnut SnowmenThese cute little snowmen are super quick to make and would be a great treat for a party.

Grilled Cheese HeartsIf your loved one loves grilled cheese, then this is the perfect lunch. :)

Halloween Potato PumpkinsHalloween is coming. This is a fun recipe/craft to make with some ingredients you've already got laying around the kitchen. They're so cute to look at and a treat to eat! I used potatoes but you can use a mix with sweet potatoes, too, for added colour.

Pesto Shamrock PizzasThese delicious pizzas are topped with pesto and spinach and are sure to be a hit at your next St. Patrick's day party!


A Community Building Event

The pilgrimage festivals created an opportunity for the Jewish community to reaffirm their communal commitment to the covenant with God, strengthen the self-identification of the nation as a religious community, and entrench the sanctity of Jerusalem and the place where the Temple stood in the religious consciousness of the people. These festivals are at their core a community-building experience. Some scholars even claim that this requirement to travel to Jerusalem and stay there throughout the length of the holiday was strongly endorsed by the nascent biblical-era &ldquobusiness&rdquo community of Jerusalem, which benefited from the regular influx of pilgrims seeking food, lodging, and animals for sacrifice.

Historical texts and archeological evidence indicate that in late antiquity, during the Hellenistic and Roman eras, the pilgrimage festivals were a profoundly significant social and religious institution, bringing Jews from all over the ancient world of the Mediterranean to Jerusalem. Thousands upon thousands of Jews made these pilgrimages throughout the year and supported a vast commercial enterprise including the raising of animals for sacrifices, a lively animal market, a complex banking community to enable pilgrims to exchange currencies, and hundreds of inns and taverns to lodge the travelers.

While there are no verifiable numbers of yearly pilgrims, by the end of the first century B.C.E., King Herod the Great, the Roman-appointed ruler of the vassal kingdom of Judea, apparently responded to the pilgrimage needs of the city and built a vast esplanade, or courtyard, surrounding the Temple. This dramatically increased the space of the Temple environs making it possible for thousands more pilgrims to attend religious ceremonies in the sacred precincts of the Temple. In fact, the Harem esh-Sharif (Arabic for &ldquoNoble Sanctuary) in Jerusalem, upon which stand the golden Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosque, is built upon the Herodian foundations for the Temple. The Western or &ldquoWailing&rdquo Wall is one of the supporting walls of this enormous Herodian Temple courtyard. An ancient rabbinic memory of this era of glory for the Temple claims that even when the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims crowded onto the Temple courtyard for these festivals, no one ever lacked for space or complained about the crowd.

After the Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E. at the conclusion of the failed Great Revolt of the Jews against the Roman Empire, the pilgrimage festivals continued to be celebrated, but primarily as synagogue-based worship services. For the past 2,000 years, since the cessation of the pilgrimages to the actual Temple in Jerusalem, these holidays have retained the title of &ldquopilgrimage&rdquo festivals. Prayers have replaced the animal sacrifices, and the historical and agricultural themes of the festivals have become the dominant aspects of the holidays wherever they are celebrated throughout the Diaspora. In Israel itself, many people continue to make what many consider to be a pilgrimage to the Western Wall [the remnant of the Temple and one of the holiest sites in Judaism], feeling that in so doing, they are following in the footsteps of our ancestors in Temple times.

Pronounced: sue-KOTE, or SOOH-kuss (oo as in book), Origin: Hebrew, a harvest festival in which Jews eat inside temporary huts, falls in the Jewish month of Tishrei, which usually coincides with September or October.


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Homestead Traditions

The twinkling light of Christmastime brings back the fondest family memories. We invite you to take part in our time-honored Homestead traditions, and make them a part of your own holiday traditions. With old-fashioned fun like s’mores by the fire, holiday cookie decorating, Homestead traditions like our Bedtime Stories with Santa’s Elves and Homestead Holiday Express Hayride, your stay will be filled with magical memories. Learn more about our holiday festivities and start planning your holiday getaway.


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Easter nest cake

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Oil and line two 20cm round cake tins. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarb, sugar and a large pinch of salt to a bowl. Mix with a whisk, squeezing any large lumps of sugar through your fingers, until you have a fine, sandy mix.

Whisk the oil with the buttermilk in a jug. Stir in the vanilla and eggs, then pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until there are no more streaks of flour. Divide the mixture between the tins and bake for 25 mins. Test the cakes by inserting a skewer into the centre – if there is any wet mixture on the skewer, return the cakes to the oven for 5 mins more, then check again. Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for 15 mins, then transfer to wire racks to cool fully.

Next, make the nest. Clean one tin and line it with some oiled baking parchment. Put the marshmallows and butter in a heatproof bowl and microwave on high for 1 min, stirring halfway through (or heat gently in a pan on the hob). Continue microwaving in 20-second blasts until you get a runny mixture. Stir in the cocoa, pretzels and shredded wheat until well combined. Tip the mixture into your lined tin and use the back of your spoon to create a nest shape. Leave to cool at room temperature for a few hrs, or chill in the fridge if you need it to set faster.

To make the icing, beat the butter, cocoa, icing sugar and milk together until smooth, adding a splash more milk if the mixture is too stiff. Assemble the cake by stacking the sponges with icing in between, topping with more icing and the nest. Fill your nest with as many chocolate eggs as it will hold, then serve. It may be easier to cut the cake if you remove the nest – you can then chop the nest into chunks and serve alongside the cake.


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Making Halloween Tongue SausagesIf you are looking for a new Halloween appetizer try making these simple sausage snacks. This is a page about making Halloween "tongue" sausages.

Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage DinnerUsing thick cut deli slices of corned beef is a good option if you are either making a small batch or have difficulty finding a corned beef brisket at the market.

Making Mochi Cheese BunsPrepare sweet rice flour buns. Drop into cupcake paper liners, sprinkle with cheese, and bake. They are a simple tasty treat for any occasion.

Making a Pot of Gold Irish SupperThe soup and sandwich recipes provided below combine to make a nice alternative meal to corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day.

Monster Sandwich RecipeThese cute tasty salami, cheese, and veggie sandwiches are not just for Halloween. Make some today to bring a smile to yourself, friends, and family.

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage RecipesUsing a pressure cooker for corned beef and cabbage makes this St. Patrick's day favorite in record time with well melded flavors.

Holiday Veggie or Fruit TreeA festive holiday centerpiece can be created with vegetables or fruits for family gatherings and parties. This page contains holiday veggie or fruit tree.

Making Halloween Potato PumpkinsThese cute pumpkins are not only fun to make you can enjoy them for dinner as well. Try adding sweet potatoes for color. This is a page about making Halloween potato pumpkins.

Red Pepper Valentine BoatsA fun holiday food for your sweethearts can be these red stuffed peppers.This is a page about making red pepper Valentine boats.

Edible Pots of GoldThis a super simple recipe for St. Patrick's Day that is kid-friendly. These little pots of gold are made with peanut butter cups, but you can also use mini chocolate cupcakes or Rolo candies. Topped with a bit of frosting and edible gold glitter, these make great dessert toppers, or can be eaten as is.

Shamrock PretzelsThese shamrock pretzels are very easy to make, consisting of only two ingredients: pretzels and candy melts. They are a great sweet and savoury snack on their own, but also make great dessert toppers. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Personalized Valentine's Pretzel HeartsOne of my nieces calls pretzels "love hearts" because of their shape, so this one is for her. An easy, yummy way to turn large pretzels into Valentine's with some candy melts and sprinkles. I used the red and white sprinkles from Christmas after removing all the green ones. Thrifty all the way!

Traditional St. Lucia's Day RecipesThis ancient Christian feast holiday signals the start of advent and the Christmas holiday. This is a page about traditional St. Lucia's Day recipes.

Fourth of July Berry PieIt's easy to make a flag pattern with stars and stripes of dough when making a berry pie. This cute design makes it perfect for Independence Day.

Making Lit'l Smokies HeartsA fun display of your love or for Valentine appetizers, try these easy little sausage hearts. This is a page about making lit'l smokies hearts.

Lucky Charms Cereal Treats RecipeThis is a page about making Lucky Charms cereal treats. For St. Patrick's Day, use Lucky Charms rather than crispy rice cereal to make this tasty treat.

4th of July Party Food IdeasThe 4th is a great holiday to make some fun and colorful food items in addition to the typical summer fare. This is a page about 4th of July party food ideas.

Making Rice Krispy Treat EggsA fun Easter treat can easily be made with rice crispy cereal. This page is about making rice krispy treat eggs.

Making Rice Krispy Treat BunniesRice krispy treat mix can easily be shaped into cute bunnies for Easter or other occasions. This is a page about making rice krispy treat bunnies.

Making Rice Krispy Treat NestsAnother cute Easter treat can be made using crispy rice cereal to create bird nests to hold jelly beans or other small candy eggs. This is a page about Rice Krispy treat nests.

Making Jello FirecrackersThis is a page about making Jello firecrackers. These festive tiny desserts will be a big hit at your 4th of July party. They can be made for children or in an adults only version.

4th of July StrawberriesThis is a page about 4th of July strawberries. Decorate fresh strawberries with a Fourth of July color scheme for your holiday party or family meal.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter EggsMaking your own candy Easter eggs prolongs the fun of the holiday. This is a page about chocolate peanut butter Easter eggs.

Halloween Dessert RecipesHalloween is a fun time to create spooky desserts for parties and family dinner. This is a page about Halloween dessert recipes.

Mini Doughnut SnowmenThis is a page about mini doughnut snowmen. These cute snacks are perfect for a holiday party.

Christmas RecipesThis page contains Christmas recipes. There are many kinds of delicious, holiday recipes for special foods, goodies and beverages. Start your own family Christmas tradition.

Easy Halloween TreatsThere are many fun ways to create treats for this fall holiday. This page contains easy Halloween treats.

Christmas Breakfast TraditionsThe Christmas holidays are filled with many family traditions, including Christmas morning meals. This is a page about Christmas breakfast traditions.

Fourth of July RecipesThe 4th of July means picnics and backyard barbecues each with its own variety of traditional and new recipes to make the day special. This page contains fourth of July recipes.

Passover Cake RecipesThis page contains passover cake recipes. You can keep it kosher at Passover, but still have a delicious dessert.

Cinco de Mayo RecipesFood is usually a part of any cultural holiday. This page contains Cinco de Mayo recipes.

Mardi Gras King Cake RecipesThis page contains Mardi Gras cake recipes. A festive sweet bread that passes the hosting for next year's party, with a plastic baby hidden in the cake.

Making Heart Shaped CandiesThis is a page about making heart shaped candies. Making Valentine's Day treats is part of the fun.

Making Heart LollipopsThis is a page about making heart lollipops. A cute Valentine's Day treat that you can easily make at home is heart shaped lollipops.

Valentine's Day Appetizer IdeasValentine's are not only about cards there are all of the heart shaped food ideas. This is a page about Valentine's Day appetizer ideas.

Valentine's Day Candy RecipesThis page contains Valentine's Day candy recipes. When you think of Valentine's Day, you think of love, flowers, hearts, cards, and candy.

Recipes for Celebrating the New YearThis page contains recipes for celebrating the new year. Prepare delicious food and beverages for your celebration of the New Year.

Traditional Easter RecipesMany cultures and families have recipes that have become traditional for Easter meals. This page contains traditional Easter recipes.

4th of July Dessert RecipesColorful, festive desserts can be created for this summer holiday. This page contains 4th of July recipes.

Halloween Party Food IdeasWhen planning a Halloween party part of the fun is coming up with creative, spooky food ideas. This is a page about Halloween party food ideas.

Easter Ham RecipesHam is a traditional Easter meal. This page contains Easter ham recipes.

Easter Cake RecipesMaking an Easter cake is a fun family tradition. This page contains Easter cake recipes.

Easter Breakfast RecipesOn Easter morning breakfast can be a festive and fun. This page contains Easter breakfast recipes.

Easter Brunch IdeasPlanning an Easter brunch sometimes means looking for new ideas. This page contains Easter brunch ideas.

Easter Treat RecipesEaster is a holiday with many traditions, one of those is making treats. This page contains Easter treat recipes.

Hot Cross Buns RecipesTry making this traditional Easter treat. "Hot cross buns, one ha' penny, two ha' penny, hot cross buns." This page contains hot cross buns recipes.

Recipes for St. Patrick's DaySt. Patrick's Day is a great time to cook up some traditional Irish recipes. Corned beef and cabbage is a popular favorite as are recipes that include potatoes or Guiness beer.

Making a Valentine Cookie BouquetThis is a page about making a Valentine Cookie Bouquet. It is great fun to receive an edible bouquet as a gift.

Easter Cookie RecipesMake special cookies for your Easter gathering to spoil your family and friends. This page contains Easter cookie recipes.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake IdeasSt. Patrick's day cupcakes are the perfect treat to send to a school party. This is page contains St. Patrick's day cupcake ideas.

Valentine's Day Cake RecipesMake a beautifully decorated or simple cake for this Valentine's Day. This page contains Valentine's Day cake recipes.

Heart Shaped Mini Ice Cream CakesThese mini heart shaped ice cream cakes are a tasty treat you can make for people you care about this Valentine's Day. This page shows you how to make them.

Valentine's Day Pancake RecipesThis page contains Valentine's day pancake recipes. Heart shaped pancakes are a perfect way to wake up your loved ones on Valentine's day. You could even surprise them with a special flavor or topping too.

Gluten-Free Valentine's DessertsBeing gluten-free doesn't mean you can't enjoy treats on Valentine's Day. There are many desserts that have gluten-free versions that are delicious. This page contains gluten-free Valentine's dessert recipes.

Valentine's Day RecipesValentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th and tends to be celebrated with sweet desserts, decadent drinks and party food. This page contains recipes for Valentine's Day.

Sweet Treats For Valentine's DayThis page is about sweet treats for Valentine's Day. Candy, chocolate and baked goods are traditional for this romantic holiday. Spoil your friends and family with these ideas.

Valentine's Cake PopsThese popular bite size desserts are perfect as a Valentine's Day treat and great as a party centerpiece. This is a page for Valentine's cake pops.

Valentine's Day Dinner IdeasHere are ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day at home, whether you are making a romantic dinner for two or a festive heart filled family meal. This is a page about Valentine's Day dinner ideas.

Heart Shaped Foods For Valentine's DayThis is a page about heart shaped foods for Valentine's Day. Making foods into the shape of a heart transforms them from ordinary to special. This an easy way to celebrate Valentine's Day at home.

Making Oreo TurkeysThis is a page about making Oreo turkeys. Transform Oreo cookies into a turkey using a few pieces of candy.

Thanksgiving Leftover RecipesCreative ideas to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers beyond soups, sandwiches and casseroles. This page contains Thanksgiving leftover recipes.

Recipes Using Candy Canes?This page contains recipes using candy canes. Using candy canes in holiday recipes is fun. You get to enjoy that pepperminty flavor in a number of treats. It is also a good way to use up leftover candy canes that are getting sticky.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving RecipesFor some people, Thanksgiving isn't all about the turkey or ham. There are many delicious vegetarian dishes that you can served at your holiday meal. This page contains vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes.

Making Turkey GravyTurkey gravy is easy to make yourself. This flavorful gravy is great option for your Thanksgiving dinner. This is a page about making turkey gravy.

Leftover Turkey Casserole RecipesThis page contains leftover turkey casserole recipes. One delicious option for some of your Thanksgiving leftovers is to combine them into a casserole. Many of your holiday favorites taste delicious together and it is a great way to use up leftovers.

Cranberry Relish RecipesCranberry relish is a simple and delicious side dish that is a staple of many households for Thanksgiving dinner. Don't buy your cranberry relish from the store. Make you own and your family will thank you. This page contains cranberry relish recipes.

Stuffing RecipesNo Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without stuffing. Whether you are making the stuffing inside the bird or on the stovetop, this side dish is always a favorite.

Green Bean Casserole RecipesThis page contains green bean casserole recipes. Green bean casserole is a delicious dish that many families serve at Thanksgiving. It is a simply dish to make and there are a number of ways to enhance the traditional recipe too.

Roasted ChestnutsPreheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cut a 1/2 inch crisscross on the flat side of each nut. Be sure to cut through the shell to prevent the nut from exploding.

Cheddar Carrot CasseroleThis is a little different than plain carrots and is good for a holiday meal. I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it!

Pecan PieBeat eggs add sugar and beat again. Stir in syrup then add butter, salt, vanilla, and burnt sugar mix well. Add pecans and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes.

Almond Apple StuffingSaute apples, almonds, onion and celery in butter for 5 minutes, stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in seasonings. Toss together with bread cubes and raisins add apple mixture.

Pumpkin BarsCombine all ingredients. Beat until smooth and pour batter into 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees. Cream frosting ingredients together until smooth.

Turkey Noodle SoupIn Dutch oven, combine turkey bones and trimmings with water. Add salt, poultry seasoning, bouillon cubes and bay leaf. Bring to boil. Cover and cook over low heat 1 hour.

Summer Squash BakeThis is a wonderful recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving, the whole family loved it. I used Ritz crackers in place of the bread crumbs. It is rich but very good.

Homemade Spicy Coffee CreamerA fall spice flavored creamer. Use a spice grinder or a coffee bean grinder to make these a finer texture, then in a bowl put the powdered milk, add the spices and blend them together with a fork or a whisk.

Mushroom-Turkey PieThis is great for leftover turkey.Cover frozen vegetables with boiling water in a small saucepan. Bring just to a boil and drain immediately.Heat butter in a large skillet over high heat, Add onion and mushrooms and stir 3 minutes.

Celery Stuffed Roast ChickenThere will only be my Auntie and I for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year so instead of a huge turkey we're going to share this. There certainly will still be plenty of leftovers for both us too.

Basic GravyA recipe that can be made from roasted chicken, turkey, beef, ham or pork drippings. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pan drippings in your roasting pan. Place roasting pan on the stove and heat drippings over medium heat.

Basic Baked Moist StuffingPerfect if you're not roasting an entire stuffed turkey. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Saute the onion and celery in a skillet until just barely tender, meanwhile, heat the broth and pepper in a large pan.

Apple-Basted TurkeyPreheat oven to 225 degrees F. Spray bottom of roaster with non-stick spray. Remove skin from turkey and place in roasting pan. Pour 1 cup of apple juice over turkey. Bake, covered, basting every 30 minutes with apple juice and drippings.

Sparkling Cranberry JuiceHere's a nice beverage for holiday meals and easy to make. All you do is add two ounces of plain sparkling water for each 8 ounces of cranberry juice. Serve in wine or champagne glasses over crushed ice for a pretty presentation.

Cranberry TeaA tasty holiday treat whether served hot or chilled. You can keep warm in your crock pot and it also refrigerates well.

Ojibwa Baked PumpkinSimple, few ingredients, sweet, and different! Pumpkins are in season, so it's perfect!

Turkey Roll UpsI got this recipe from a friend some time ago and have made it countless times. It's a request from my grown children and their wives. Now they are serving it to their friends and getting rave reviews as well.

Squash DressingCook onion in melted margarine until tender. Mix all ingredients together and put into casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees F. until brown on top.

Paw-Paw's DressingThis is my FIL's WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and Christmas dressing recipe. He "shared" the recipe with me when I became a part of the family. Trust me, it is AWESOME and you will want to make an extra batch of it because it will go fast. All of the grandkids fight over the last piece. Yum Yum.

Louisiana Corn Bread DressingSimmer gizzard, heart and neck in a quart of water until tender. Add liver and cook a few minutes more until done. Cut all meat fine for dressing. Saute' celery, onion and shallots in butter until done but not brown.

Old Fashioned Oyster StuffingCook celery and onions in butter until tender, but not brown. Add crumbs, oysters, bay leaf, seasonings and eggs. Add enough liquid to moisten you don't want the mixture dry, but it must not be too moist.

Grandmother's Oyster DressingMix sage and hot water. Beat eggs and 1/3 cup water together. Combine all ingredients and let ripen 3-4 hours. For a southern touch, substitute cornbread for half the bread.

Marshmallow Pilgrim HatsHere's a treat that looks old-fashioned but is made with two favorite modern-day sweets: marshmallows and chocolate. Set the chocolate-striped cookies stripes down on a wax-paper-covered tray, spacing them well apart. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler.

Easy Holiday Recipes?Please take time to submit your favorite EASY holiday recipes.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Turkey?I am looking for a turkey made out of mini Reese's peanut butter cups.

Bat Cup CakesThese Bat Cup Cakes are super easy and quick if you use Hostess Cupcakes like I did. You also could make similar bats with your own cupcakes.

Using Up Holiday Baking SuppliesAfter indulging in all of the rich baked goodies during the holiday, we are ready to return to plainer, less fattening fair. I usually have a lot of ingredients left over.

Great Holiday or Just Anytime CookiesWhen the Barking chocolate has melted, using a pair of tongs, dip each peanut butter Ritz cracker sandwich in the melted chocolate. Place them on a sheet of wax paper to cool. Serve after they have cooled. They are great.

Bake Sweet Potatoes the Night BeforeTry baking your sweet potatoes for your Thanksgiving dinner the night before.

Pumpkin Pie BarsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13x9 inch baking pan with foil grease foil lining. Mix flour, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar in medium bowl cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stuffing BallsPreheat oven to 325 degrees F. Brown meat drain. Combine with dry stuffing mix in large bowl. Stir in cranberry sauce, egg and 1 cup water. Shape mixture into 16 balls.

Dracula's Blood Bank PieStir lemonade and condensed milk until blended.

Yuletide LogsOn Christmas, put them on fire and watch them as they put out the most beautiful, lasting glow.

Halloween Cheese CakeGreat recipe for a kid's Halloween party.


The Three Pilgrimage Festivals

Passover

Celebrates the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt, as well as the beginning of the new planting season after the winter rains in Israel, since it falls in the early spring.

Shavuot

Biblically, this is solely an agricultural celebration. Falling exactly seven weeks after Passover, which places it occurs at the time of the late spring harvest. [Shavuot as a celebration of the giving of the Torah is a post-biblical development.]

Sukkot

Celebrates the wandering of the Israelites in the desert for 40 years, when they had to rely only upon God for food and protection. This also celebrates the last harvest festival before the onset of the winter rains in the land of Israel. It falls five days after Yom Kippur, usually in mid-autumn. At the conclusion of Sukkot the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are celebrated.


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