Chocolate Tips And Recipes From The Chocolate Extravaganza

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This year’s Chocolate Extravaganza was a huge success! We had so much fun mingling with all of you that attended and learning chocolate tips and recipes from the amazing experts that taught the courses. It was too much fun to keep to ourselves, so we’ve rounded up tips and recipes from the event!

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Grilled Goat Cheese and Cranberry Sandwich

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Grilled Cranberry and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! As you get ready to gorge yourself with food, we’ll help you prepare for the inevitable Thanksgiving leftovers. Instead of popping the same plate of leftovers in the microwave meal after meal, why not try something new? Over the next five days, we’ll be dishing out ways to make your leftovers taste better the second and third time around and save you from having to eat another dry turkey sandwich in the process.

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Chocolate Covered Popcorn Recipe

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One of the most popular recipes featured during our Chocolate Extravaganza was also one of the easiest! The chocolate covered popcorn is always a crowd favorite, and this easily-customized snack is perfect for giving as a gift in cute bags, or setting out for people to nosh on during any holiday party. Keep things simple by drizzling chocolate in a single color, or use two or three coordinating colors for a very festive effect. The possibilities are endless! Just follow the simple steps below. But be warned; this stuff is highly addictive!

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2 Quick Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Tensions run at an all-time high in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day. Even the best laid plans are bound to go awry and everything always takes longer than expected. Add to that a hungry crowd counting down to mealtime and we’re talking stress!

We may not be able to remind you to give that turkey plenty of time to thaw or make sure you have an extra pumpkin pie, just in case, but we can help satiate your waiting dinner guests with a couple super quick Thanksgiving appetizers. A little food distraction goes a long way.

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Two New Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

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Typically, a beautifully browned turkey gets all the attention when it comes to Thanksgiving. It’s tradition, and most people wouldn’t dream of celebrating the biggest food holiday of the year without this classic main dish. But when we asked our Gygi community what their favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is, they all answered with a side dish! It just goes to show you that people come for the turkey and stay for the sides.

This year, we’ve got two side dishes we think you’ll love. First, we put a spin on classic stuffing by using sourdough bread as the base and layering it with less traditional flavors, like Brussels sprouts, bacon, and dried apricot. Then we get nostalgic with a wheat salad that’s a familiar and loved dish at many Utah tables. Give these a try and see if you end up with a new Thanksgiving tradition of your own.

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Guest Post: Chicken Recipe From Fresh & Happy

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We were lucky enough to have Laura Muir write up a yummy recipe from her blog Fresh & Happy. This recipe will have your mouth watering and your inner cook ready to bake!

Herbs De Provence Chicken With Lemon Cream Sauce

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