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Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Dinners (by Mihir Shah)

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The folks at have compiled some of our favorite holiday dishes that are easy to make and easy on the wallet. Just invite your friends and family and enjoy a wonderful evening at home! Great for a Christmas dinner, New Year's eve dinner party or just a weekend get together with friends.

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  • tara cottrell
    December 16, 2008
    The appetizers look awesome. I always drag out the cheese and crackers for an appetizer which are boring and uninventive, but fast. But the baked cheese looks yummy, so do the greek triangle puffs - both doable and tasty. Also the zucchini fries might be another way to sneak in some more vegetables with my kids, at a time of year when they're pretty much surviving on gingerbread and candy canes.
    • Aspen Lee-Moulden
      December 16, 2008
      Thanks for putting together this great collection of budget friendly but enticing recipes for the holidays. I have already made the Cranberry Yogurt Relish and it was fantastic. I plan to make it again at Christmas. My kids loved it too. I also plan to try the Corn Souffle and the Potatoes Gratin. I love it when I can find recipes that are economical but don't skimp on taste! These all look terrific! Great idea, thank you and Happy Holidays!
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    • John Spottiswood
      December 20, 2008
      This is such a great list of recipes to have at my fingertips. I've had the opportunity to try a few of them in the past (baked brie, cranberry yogurt relish, potatoes gratin and the stuffed mushrooms) and they were terrific. I can't wait to try some more. I'm always looking for interesting side dishes. Thanks for putting them together.
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    • Graziella Barbieri-Goss
      March 24, 2009
      Great glad to see my turkey recipe is being tried by many,The others look yummy as well.I'll be adding more recipes soon! Thanks for choosing mine to be on your list,I really am greatful.
      • Michael Chen
        December 17, 2008
        Very nice. Having a cocktail party...will definitely give a few of these a try. Happy Holidays all!
        • Chris Patil
          December 16, 2008
          Wow. This looks amazing, especially some of the vegetable dishes. Deep fried brussels sprouts? Who knew?

          Now if I can just convince my mom to make adjustments to the traditional family recipes at our Christmas dinner next week...

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