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Connect through cooking this holiday season

Martie Duncan's top five holiday crowd pleasers 

We asked Food Network Star and entertaining expert Martie Duncan to share with us her top five, all-time, go-to holiday recipes.

Image of a bowl filled with turkey soup
Image of a bowl filled with turkey soup
Turkey soup

Make the most out of Thanksgiving leftovers: Wondering what to do with leftover turkey? Make a simple turkey soup recipe. It's healthy, rich in flavor and freezes great.

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Image of shrimp dish
Bayside Pickled Shrimp

Holiday appetizers: Martie Duncan created this recipe for her Food Network Star pilot because it's always been one of her signature dishes that's a party staple all year-round. 

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Woman holding cup of coffee
Hot chocolate bar

Oh, what fun it is: Hot chocolate isn't just delicious to drink, it's the perfect crowd pleaser for all ages. Check out Martie's hot chocolate recipe and toppings bar ideas and spread the cheer this holiday season.

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Image of pound cake on a cooling rack
Pound cake

Sharing with friends and neighbors: Some of the best gifts you can give friends, neighbors, teachers and co-workers are the gifts they can enjoy with their family this holiday season. Martie's mother's pound cake recipe has a twist to it that will make your holiday gift the one that's remembered.

Image of sugar cookies decorated on a cooling rack
Image of sugar cookies decorated on a cooling rack
Decorated cookies

Create traditions: One of the simplest, most memorable traditions for friends and family with little ones is holiday cookie decorating. Martie's sugar cookie recipe is so delicious with or without the icing.

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Making memories with kids in the kitchen

We asked our cooking partner, The Cookery Project, for some kid-friendly recipes you can make as a family. The Cookery Project provides healthy eating and nutrition education through cooking classes and training. 

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Image of hand grabbing quesadillas
Turkey apple quesadillas
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Image of chocolate muffins
Chocolate zucchini muffins
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Image of pumpkin muffins
Cranberry sage stuffing muffins
Safety tips for tasty meals

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the top three days of the year for cooking fires are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the day before Thanksgiving.

Here are the top five cooking safety tips to help keep your food tasty and your family safe this holiday season. 

  • Do not leave cooking unattended. When using the stovetop, stay in the kitchen so you can keep an eye on the food. If you have something in the oven, check on it frequently
  • Keep flammable items away from the stovetop, including oven mitts, potholders, food packaging and dish towels. Avoid wearing loose clothing, which could catch fire on burners
  • Keep children at least three feet from the stove and turn pot handles inward to prevent accidental burns or scalding
  • Spray your pan with cooking spray ahead of time and spray it away from your stove. Sprays and open flames can be a dangerous mix
  • Use your stove or oven exclusively for cooking delicious meals. Never use it to heat a room or dry clothes. This is not only a fire hazard, but it puts you at risk for carbon monoxide exposure
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Ways to save

Save energy and money this holiday season with our simple savings tips.

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Image of hand adjusting smart thermostat
Rebates and offers

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