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19 New And Mouthwatering Pies To Make For Your Thanksgiving Celebration

Pie is one of the best things about Thanksgiving dinner.

But year after year, we all have the same kinds of pie: pumpkin and apple. This holiday season, spice things up by making a brand-new pie for dinner. Whether it’s a twist on an old classic or something completely new, you’ll get tons of compliments. It might even become your family’s new favorite dessert!

1. Turning snickerdoodles into pie is one of the best ideas I’ve heard in a long time.

2. This white chocolate silk pie would pair perfectly with coffee and fruit.

3. Can’t get enough Girl Scout cookies? Samoas pie is here for you.

17 On-Point Gifts For People Who Are Total Grammar Nerds

As an English major, I can’t say I’m perfect when it comes to grammar, punctuation, or spelling, but I do know that hearing or seeing someone make a horrendous error is quite cringe-inducing.

Take this hilarious scene from How I Met Your Mother.

Grammar nerds are a class all their own, which is why if you have a friend who, like Ted Mosby, corrects everyone’s annoying (but totally harmless) mistakes, they’ll love these gifts come the holidays.

1. It’s a disease.

2. We’re still going over this? For shame!

3. All day, every day.

4. You can either memorize this, or, y’know, just learn to spell.

5. Now that’s romance.

6. I could go on all day about this…

7. They’re out there saving lives, folks.

8. Admittedly, this one is super annoying.

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9. When you’re 95 and in an old folks’ home, this will be acceptable.

10. It’s so beautiful…

11. Grammar nerds: we’re bringing sexy back.

12. It’s an important difference.

13. That was a close one.

14. Finally, someone exposed “thru” for what it really is!

15. I will FIND THEM.

16. It’s life or death, Timmy.

17. We’re doing our best to make it better, though! Promise.

But seriously…learn it, live it, love it.

22 Recipes That Will Help Your Vegetarian Guests Enjoy Thanksgiving, Too

Thanksgiving may be a day to give thanks, but it is more widely celebrated as a day full of everyone’s favorite dishes.

And while most of your guests will eat themselves into a food coma with second and maybe even third helpings of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, some guests may not be able to experience food-induced nirvana because of dietary restrictions. Your vegetarian friends often end up getting stuck with piles of sides while their omnivorous counterparts chow down on main courses.

So why not go the extra mile to ensure everyone has a happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving by cooking up some of these 22 meat-free dishes that are sure to make your vegetarian guests hungry for more?

1. Pumpkin ravioli make for a great, meat-free entree option.

2. Doctoring up your Brussels sprouts with some cranberries will give both vegetarians and meat eaters a delectable side dish.

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3. Adding blue cheese and walnuts to mashed potatoes makes them feel less like a boring old side and more like an edible adventure.

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4. These baked sweet potatoes are whole and hearty, so while you cut into turkey, they can cut into something just as satisfying.

5. Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like cranberries and squash. So why not pair the two together in one delicious dish with satisfying substance?

6. This vegetable Wellington is as flavorful and filling as its beefy counterpart.

7. This mushroom and potatoes au gratin dish looks so yummy, my mouth is watering already!

8. Finally, a 100 percent vegetarian gravy recipe that is every bit as delicious as it looks!

9. Replace the chicken with pumpkin and your pot pie recipe is guaranteed to be gobbled up.

10. Creamy butternut squash risotto will make your vegetarian friends forget about missing out on the turkey.

11. These eggplant stuffed mushrooms are appetizers everyone will love.

12. This leftover veggie burger is the vegetarian dish your friends can enjoy long after Thanksgiving ends.

13. Forget the pumpkin pie. A slice of sweet potato tart hits the tastebuds with a hint of sweet and savory deliciousness that no one will forget.

14. Gnocch it out of the park with this tasty sweet potato gnocchi recipe.

15. For an atypical Thanksgiving feast, why not try out pumpkin chili? This would be amazing over mashed potatoes!

16. Combine all your vegetarian favorites together into one big Thanksgiving wrap.

17. This simple pumpkin soup makes a perfect first course that’s vegetarian friendly!

18. You might not think of quiche on Thanksgiving, but this cauliflower, mushroom, and goat cheese quiche will leave you speechless.

19. Oatmeal is traditionally a breakfast food, but dress it with mushrooms, chickpeas, and a few greens to make a whole new savory side.

20. This spinach quiche bakes sweet potatoes right into the crust.

21. Stuffed shells might not be what you’re used to on Thanksgiving Day, but this butternut squash sauce is holiday appropriate!

22. It may not be turkey, but this nut loaf recipe is sure to complement any Thanksgiving side.

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I’m not even a vegetarian and I’m so excited to make a bunch of these for my family’s feast! Are you a vegetarian who has trouble on Thanksgiving? Will you make any of these for yourself or your friends?

Dad Opens The Best Christmas Present Ever And Has The Cutest Reaction

My dad is always the last person left on my Christmas shopping list. He’s not particularly hard to shop for, but what could possibly be special enough for the man who’s given me everything?

There are always the standard presents, like ties and coffee mugs, but sometimes they just don’t cut it. Most dads have reached an age where they no longer care much about material items. What they really treasure is the precious time that they get to spend with their family.

The daughter in the video below hadn’t been able to spend Christmas with her dad in 25 years. One year when the big day rolled around, she did everything in her power to change that.

This is a gift he’ll never, ever forget.

If you have a far-away family member you’re missing this holiday season, be sure to share this video with them. Maybe they will wrap themselves up for a Christmas surprise!

Get In The Festive Spirit With These 19 Red And Green Recipes

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same if everything from decorations to ugly sweaters weren’t red and green.

Once the earth tones of Thanksgiving have their turn, red and green do a hostile takeover. If you ask me, it really helps me get in the holiday spirit to see wreaths and Christmas lights strung from house to house in these festive colors.

And who says the stuff on your holiday table can’t get in on the fun? Don’t be a grinch! Get some cooking inspiration from the list below and wow your guests with red and green treats that’ll take you from dinner to dessert.

1. Start off your holidays and your meal right with these festively delicious, bite-sized Caprese salads.

Read More: Give The Gift Of Food This Holiday Season With These Tasty Treats

2. Don’t be such a ding-a-ling! What’s more festive than a white chocolate ting-a-ling?

20 Ways To Decorate With The 10,000 Holiday Cards You’re About To Get In The Mail

If you’re like me, you probably get about a thousand holiday cards every December that you have no idea what to do with. This year, get the most out of them with these 20 decorating ideas.

Usually, I try to prop the cards up on the mantle, but there’s always far too many. With the ideas on this list, however, you can ensure that holiday cards become an integral part of your home’s holiday decorations. After all, the cards are beautiful! Why not use that to your advantage?

1. Frame a doorway with fresh or fake garland, then use clothespins to attach holiday cards.

2. Or dress up the railing on your stairs for the same effect.

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These 9 New Year’s Traditions Were Invented By And For Drunk People

When you think about it, New Year’s Eve is kind of a bizarre holiday. What better way to celebrate the coming of the new year than by waiting for a light-up ball to drop, macking on each other, and drinking weird carbonated wine from France, right?

But there are some New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations out there that make those rituals sound normal. Take these, for example.

In Mount Olive, North Carolina, the New Year’s Day pickle is dropped at the stroke of midnight.

In Ecuador, they burn scarecrow effigies that represent the end of the old year.

On News Year’s Eve in Denmark, it’s normal to throw unused plates at people’s doors.

In Mexico, Peru, and Argentina, the color of the underwear one wears on New Year’s Eve will determine their fate for the next year. One seeking love should wear red undies, for instance.

If you stuff 12 grapes into your mouth in Spain, the next year is sure to be a good one!

In Brazil, jumping over seven waves on New Year’s Day will bring you good fortune for the next year.

In Japan, bells are rung 108 times on New Year’s Day to bring “cleanness” to the country.

It’s traditional for everyone in Peru to straight-up fight each other when the holiday rolls around.

Part of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Switzerland involves dropping ice cream on the floor.

As much as I roll my eyes when my German mother puts the traditional pork on the table for New Year’s dinner, I’m thankful that I don’t have to fight my dad. Have a safe and happy new year, everyone!

22 Reasons Bali Is So Much More Than You Think

It’s more than just a party destination.

1. Upon landing in Bali you notice that this airport has a view that definitely beats the one that you departed from.

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2. It’s not just the airport, the entire island provides stunning sights.

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3. When people think of Bali they instantly call it a party destination. But it’s so much more than that. Yes, there is Kuta Beach.

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4. Along with its famous nightlife.

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5. And Waterbom Bali, which is fun but really you can do that anywhere.

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6. What you can’t do anywhere is visit the Tanah Lot Temple, which was built on a rock formation looking over the ocean.

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7. Or the Ulun Temple.

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8. It seems the further you get away from the busy tourist spots, the bigger the pay off. Seeing the rice fields of Ubud is well worth the trek.

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9. Because no matter how you look at it…

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10. You’ll definitely capture that photo which will get you at least 11 likes on Instagram.

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11. And the Sekumpul Waterfalls will get you at least 20.

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12. What about getting a photo whilst holding a monkey at the Sacred Monkey Forrest Sanctuary? The possibilities for likes are endless.

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13. There’s more than just monkeys in Bali. The island also has Night At The Zoo where you can see animals in a completely different light.

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14. And how many people can say they’ve swum through a navy shipwreck?

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15. In any other country, a cup of Balinese coffee is an expensive delicacy. But here you don’t need to spend half your pay cheque, plus you get to see the unique way it’s made.

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16. All over the island there’s markets where you’ll find little ornaments to put in your apartment to give it some ~culture~.

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17. Or grab some fresh produce for that #2k15cleanse.

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18. But you’re on holidays! So why cook, when the island is covered in amazing restaurants!

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19. At Jimbaran Bay you’ll find a beach lined with restaurants and bars offering seafood straight from the ocean.

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20. Or you can just eat lunch overlooking Mount Batur, a live volcano.

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21. And while you’re there, why not finally attempt to surf? You’ve already come this far.

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22. But just remember one thing: Be sure to take a camera. Because in the end what’s the point of going on holidays, if you can’t brag about it to your friends when you get home?

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