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Simple Basics Become Simply Magical this Holiday Season

The holidays are that special time of year when ingredients are more than just ingredients - they're what you make of them. The secret to amazing appetizers, memorable meals and fantastic celebrations can be as simple as a few key basics. That's why Safeway is making it easier to find value and the essentials you need all season long, so you can create your own holiday magic.

Inspired Holiday Treats

Cookies, cakes and pies are the typical treats associated with the holidays, but there are other ways to celebrate the sweetness of the season. Flavorful appetizers, beverages and snacks can also carry those richly sweet tastes you crave. According to registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner, healthy swaps can be easy and flavorful with just a little planning. Whether you're eating out or hosting your own holiday bash, there are ways to choose more healthful options for your celebrations.

Turkey Talk: Take Leftovers Beyond a Sandwich

After spending hours roasting your turkey to perfection, it (and you) deserves more than a sandwich the day after. With a little creative pre-shopping and stocking of refrigerators and cupboards, you can take your day-two turkey from boring to amazing - and nutritious.

3 Tips for Easy Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are a time for connecting with friends and enjoying quality time with family, but if you find yourself hosting an endless stream of guests, it can also be a time of hectic preparation and hours spent in the kitchen. Make your life easier with three tips for easy, elegant entertaining.

The Holidays Call for Turkey

Whether it's roasted, deep fried, smoked or grilled - Americans love to serve up juicy, flavorful turkey as the highlight of holiday meals.

Make Your Holidays Sweeter

This year, resist the urge to dust off those same old recipe cards and spread some holiday cheer with creative, new recipes that feature the fruity goodness of Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings. With three classic offerings of cherry, apple and blueberry, you're sure to find the perfect flavor for all of your seasonal baking needs.

Sweet Ideas for Holiday Desserts

The highlight of many a holiday meal, desserts are adored by young and old alike. This year, complete your festive celebration with delightful desserts that feature California Dried Figs.

Fuss-Free Festive Appetizers

Whether you've planned a gathering with loved ones, or friends and family drop by for some impromptu celebrating, the holiday season is filled with festive entertaining.