Recipes for a Smaller Holiday Table

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While many of us may have fewer guests physically present at our tables this holiday season, that doesn't make us any less thankful for our families and friends.

For your smaller scale holiday dinners in 2020, we're here to help with this complete menu of recipes from the Carilion Living food files. From starter salad to post-dinner sip, its five courses are shorter on servings, not on the festive flavors you love.     


5 Fall-Ready Recipes

Pumpkins, baskets of apples and potted marigolds sitting on a lawn.

Fall is here and we're unabashedly enjoying all of the favorite flavors that come with it, from pumpkin spice to freshly picked apples. 

Even so, we're not about to fall out of our healthy eating habits. While it's sometimes easier to think of summer as the time to fill our plates with fresh produce, getting our fruits and veggies is just as important when the weather gets colder. 


Beyond the Basics: A Labor Day Cookout Menu

A Jack Russell Terrier sits on a lawn chair, watching hungrily as a man's hand turns burgers on a backyard grill.

As we approach the last grilling holiday of the year, it may be time to shake up some of the recipes we've been relying on all summer. So we searched the Carilion Living food files to find fun new twists on seasonal standbys like burgers, watermelon, peaches and iced tea. With exciting flavors like cumin, cilantro and jalapeno, the ideas below are worthy of a proper summer sendoff. 



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