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Happy Friendsgiving!

While the holiday season is full of traditions,  it’s also the perfect opportunity to create new traditions and celebrate our friends–the family we choose!   A fun, casual gathering of friends calls for a modern spin on the traditional holiday menu.

Try a Thanksgiving meal “deconstructed:” all the favorite traditional foods re-imagined in bite sized hors d’oeuvres, perfect for a cocktail party.  The prep is easy: most items can be purchased and just assembled quickly for a chic presentation. Just a little piece of friendly advice: don’t tell Mom if you like it more than traditional Thanksgiving!

Happy Friendsgiving: modern Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres | JJ Keras Lifestyle

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Pumpkin Pie Martini

The arrival of chilly evenings is the perfect excuse to gather a few friends for a festive autumn get together.  And while pumpkin spice lattes might be the morning obsession of millions,  why not  try this grown-up version for a fall soiree?

This indulgent cocktail is spin on the everyone’s fave fall dessert favorite, pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin pie spice martini www.jjkeras.com

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Winter Pumpkins


Pumpkins are certainly a fall staple. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have their place in winter, too. Save a few from the Halloween and Thanksgiving season to get December started off right with a pumpkin snowman.