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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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November fun runs and walks for families in Arizona

3TV Phoenix 10K/Half Marathon (Nov. 5). Arizona’s original road race founded by Dr. Art Mollen, the 3TV Phoenix 10K has been named the Arizona state championship race for the 10K distance. A wheelchair, team challenge, costume contest and kids dash are included, along with entertainment and a post-race celebration. Cycle for Life (Nov. 11). Notre […]

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Pumpkin season treats: Recipes families can craft together

Pumpkin once was known almost exclusively as a pie for Thanksgiving. Today, this multi-tasking squash with its dense, sweet flesh defines the flavor of fall. Pumpkin and its aromatic companion spices show up in smoothies, soups, granola, cookies, donuts and stews. “Pumpkin is to Thanksgiving what peppermint is to Christmas. It’s everywhere because, frankly, people […]

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5 ways to teach children gratitude — beyond Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving, many of us reflect on our blessings.  As parents, we’re also pondering how to teach gratitude to our children. Why is gratitude so important? It’s one of the keys to a happy, fulfilled life. In our fast-paced, often stressful lives, taking time to reflect on the positives can have great physical […]

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Engage kids in Thanksgiving meal by letting them help cook, plan (plus recipes!)

Thanksgiving can be a hard sell to kids. There are no presents to open, eggs to hunt, costumes to wear or fireworks to watch. The holiday that loosely replicates the feast held by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians four centuries ago calls for family and friends to gather at the table. “Thanksgiving is all about […]

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10 great places to take Thanksgiving visitors

Children's Museum of Phoenix, Arizona kids

Entertaining friends and family who travel to the Valley for Thanksgiving provides a great excuse to get out and explore the hometown destinations we sometimes take for granted. We’ve got a roundup of 10 great places to take Thanksgiving visitors. You’ll enjoy these outings, too. Arizona Science Center. Hands-on learning exhibitions, IMAX theater, planetarium, maker […]

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Christmas in a cup: Eggnog recipes

eggnog French toast, eggnog latte, recipe, Shamrock Farms

If you’re in the market for a low-maintenance Christmas morning tradition, we have a couple good ones for you! And each makes use of a signature holiday beverage, often referred to as “Christmas in a cup” – eggnog. It’s the drink of English aristocracy, created sometime in the late 1700s by those wealthy enough to […]

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Never too much turkey!

turkey, leftovers, turkey tettrazini

Leftover turkey is quite possibly more precious than the Thanksgiving turkey dinner itself. After proclaiming to be “stuffed” from the afternoon meal, everyone always seems to find room for a second round of food with turkey sandwiches in the evening. If you’re lucky enough to have any remaining turkey after your guests head home, try […]

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Family reading time creates special memories

After our youngest daughter Lizabeth traveled back from Brooklyn for Thanksgiving, our first outing was to a bookstore we’ve long frequented together as a family. About thirty minutes into our adventure, I looked up to find that my husband James was also there browsing for books. It’s not so surprising when you consider all the […]

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Put kids in charge of Thanksgiving veggie tray

turkey shaped veggie tray

Some kids can be little turkeys when it comes to eating their veggies. By putting them in charge of the Thanksgiving veggie tray, their willingness to dig in suddenly supersedes their aversion to greens. Miraculously, their monochromatic plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and rolls is a rainbow of color and an alphabet of vitamins. Depending […]

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Tips for treating the hostess

Shamrock Farms, eggnog, recipes, hostess gifts, holidays

Whether you’re off to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving or have holiday parties coming up, there is always a need for a hostess gift this time of year. Or perhaps you would like a little something for your neighbor or a child’s teacher or coach. We have a tried and true idea to get you […]

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