Top 10 Holiday Shopping Tips

I’ve been working in retail for the past the past 11 years so I have plenty of experience when it comes to the utter madness that is the holiday shopping season.  Year after year I’ve witnessed everything from fights between customers to lost children to lost or stolen purchases.  Many of these holiday shopping mishaps are easily preventable if only shoppers were more prepared before heading out into the fray.  The following are my top 10 holiday shopping tips for an easier and more successful holiday shopping season.

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Hanukkah and Thanksgiving: Sharing the Season of Thanks

This year, due to a quirk in the Jewish calendar and Thanksgiving falling later in the month, the first full day of Hanukkah (the second night) coincides with Thanksgiving.  This has not happened since 1888, although Thanksgiving fell on the sixth night of Hanukkah in 1899 and on the first night of Hanukkah in 1918.  This will not occur again until 2070, when Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah overlap.

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Chicken Poppy Seed

Bensalem Comfort’s Mike Gospodarek channeled his inner chef once again and came up with another amazing recipe for all of you home cooks out there.  Chicken Poppy Seed is a rich, homestyle and insanely delicious dish that is sure to satisfy everyone at your dinner table.  Thanks to Mike for sharing this recipe with us and keep up the cookin’!
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Thanksgiving Recipe Series #5- The Turkey

In the Bensalem Comfort Thanksgiving Recipe Series we’ve shared some great recipes for appetizers, soup, salad, side dishes and desserts.  Now it’s time for the big guns, the star of the show, and the centerpiece of the dinner table.  That’s right folks; it’s finally time to talk turkey.  I’ve decided to share two recipes with you today for your Thanksgiving turkey.  One is very traditional and the other one will bring something a little bit different to your dinner table.  Both are certainly delicious and sure to be the star of the show.

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10 Ways to Cook A Turkey

Are you tired of the same old Thanksgiving turkey year after year?  Does your Thanksgiving usually include a turkey cooking catastrophe?  Does that poor, dried out and tasteless bird sit on your table quietly mocking you for having lost the battle with it once again?  Have no fear!  I’ve compiled a list of ten delicious ways to turn your turkey into the centerpiece of your dinner table.  And get this; some of the cooking methods are actually easy!  So don’t let that turkey intimidate you this year.  Approach it with a new cooking method, a fresh mindset and show that turkey who’s boss!

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Thanksgiving Recipe Series #4- Desserts

Hello there everyone! Welcome back to Bensalem Comfort’s Thanksgiving Recipe Series! Today’s post is all about desserts.  Yum!  I don’t know about you, but dessert is my favorite part of any meal.  I especially love the many fall flavors that are featured in Thanksgiving desserts such as pumpkin, apples and the spicy aromas of cinnamon and cloves.  As much as I love a good pie, I’ve decided to share some different recipes with you today.  Pumpkin roll with toffee cream filling and caramel sauce is sure to impress all of your guests and is an amazingly rich and decadent dessert.  If you’re looking for a somewhat healthier option, give apple-spiced caramel-dipped doughnuts a try.
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