The Best Make-Ahead Recipes for Holiday Travel

The holidays can be joyful and tasty, but they can also be the most stressful time of the year. Between entertaining at home and traveling to see friends and family – all while making sure your famed mashed potatoes survive the journey – there’s often very little room to enjoy the festivities.

This year, we’re helping you relax with six holiday recipes that can be prepped in your own kitchen and easily taken on the road. From rich gravy to sweet cranberry sauce to hearty cornbread, these dishes can be made in advance and warmed up when it’s time to feast.

Have a Happy Gluten-Free Holiday

It’s time to get your holiday bake on and the treat train won’t stop until the end of the year. If you’re celebrating a gluten free holiday due to gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, there’s no need to forego holiday pies, cookies, breads and muffins. 

Gluten-free baking can seem like a pretty tough order, but it’s easier (and more delicious!) than you think.

How I Came to Love Brussels Sprouts

Stephen, our VP of Purchasing in our South Region, got his passion for great food from his mother's love of homemade bread and his Nonna's manicotti lessons. While living in Zanzibar working on his dissertation research in African History, Stephen’s personal culinary explorations broadened. Even though the process did not yield a PhD or a career in academia it did imbue him with a passion for food in all its cultural and material forms.

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Rule Your Thanksgiving Kitchen

While working as a food stylist a few years back, I prepared a Thanksgiving dinner for photos that we planned to take in the afternoon. I started cooking at a reasonable time in the morning, with no substantial prep the day before.

Thanksgivukkah 2013

This year the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coincide; this won’t happen again for another 70,000 years, so buckle your seat belts.

I have my menorah at the ready and will carefully select all the burnished orange and red candles for the night. I may even attach some (non-flammable) turkey-like feathers to it to really get us in the mood, but I’m frankly feeling pretty excited about the opportunity to mix these delicious food traditions for one unforgettable feast.

Beyond the Button: Exploring the Magic of Mushrooms

Love Your Leftovers

Turkey Nachos with Cranberry SalsaThere’s a chance to celebrate savings with every occasion – even a big meal like Thanksgiving.

Feasting on Sweet Potatoes

A Welcoming Table: Making a Meal for Special Diets

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of turkey, stuffing, pie, rolls, and more pie. If you don’t have to worry about what you eat, planning the Thanksgiving meal is a breeze. But if you have food allergies, sensitivities or follow a special diet, or have guests who do, it can be a challenge finding foods that are suitable, yet still deliciously festive.

Get Your Pantry Hanukkah Ready

What ingredients do you need to prepare a delicious Hanukkah? Seasonal favorites, like root vegetables, hearty whole grains and a selection of proteins, are always important to have on hand this time of year. Beyond that, here are my top suggestions for outfitting your pantry.

Like all of the products we carry in our stores, these essentials meet our strict quality standards, which require no artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats.

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