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Thanksgiving Recipes From the Destination Hotels Recipe Collection

Destination Hotels & Resorts ~

There’s nothing we love more than celebrating the holidays with friends, family and our amazing Destination team members. We are so proud (and lucky) to have access to some of the nations best Chefs, and so this Thanksgiving we asked them to share their most time-honored Thanksgiving recipes with you.

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Thanksgiving Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Wild Dunes® Resort ~

At last, America's favorite food holiday has arrived! Searching for a new recipe to add to your traditional Thanksgiving dinner? 

Warm up the hearth and home with this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe shared by Executive Resort Chef Robert Frederick of Wild Dunes - Charleston, SC's Island Resort. Read on for the recipe and steps to make this in your kitchen - a seasonal fall favorite to serve and share at your Thanksgiving feast. bon appétit!

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Thanksgiving Mushroom Leek Stuffing Recipe

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center ~

Take the traditional holiday stuffing dish and add some flare with cremini mushrooms, fennel bulbs, and leeks. This dish is sure to be a big hit at any Thanksgiving event you are hosting or attending! 

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Smoked Oyster Stuffing Thanksgiving Holiday Recipe from the Tarrytown House

Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center® ~

Executive Chef John Peper shares a holiday recipe from the Tarrytown House Estate!

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Tastes of the Holidays: A Recipe for a Holiday Cocktail from Beach Cafe Kirkland

The Woodmark ~

There are many tastes of the holidays that we all enjoy. Our team at Beach Café and the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland love coming up with holiday cocktails for every preference. Whether it's simply hot cocoa with a twist or an Apple Pie Margarita, we want to satisfy every holiday craving creatively with a special cocktail. Keep reading for an exclusive recipe we would like to share with you to try this season at home.

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Chef Nathan Ender's Thanksgiving Recipe from MileNorth

MileNorth Hotel ~

MileNorth's Executive Chef, Nathan Enders, is sharing his Cast Iron Caramelized Banana – Speck Tart Tatin Recipe for Thanksgiving!

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals at Terranea

Terranea Resort ~

Save 35% on travel through December 30, 2015

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Vail Cascade Chair 20 Lift Opening Update for Winter Skiing in Colorado

Vail Cascade ~

If you're excited to ski in Vail, Colorado, we have great news for guests of Vail Cascade Resort! Lift 20, located onsite at our mountain ski resort, will open on Wednesday November 26th! 

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Festive Holiday Events in San Antonio, Texas

La Cantera Hill Country Resort ~

Tis' the season for hot cocoa and Christmas lights in San Antonio! With so many beautiful and festive ways to spend the holidays in the Texas Hill Country, we've rounded up three of our favorites. 

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Real San Diego Weddings: Rachael + Paul

Paradise Point ~

Major travel destinations have played a major role in Rachael and Paul’s love story, which began with a two and a half year friendship. From meeting in San Francisco and becoming engaged in Barcelona, to a San Diego wedding and Costa Rican honeymoon, these two newlyweds have taken their relationship around the globe. Below, the bride and groom share their décor inspiration, memorable moments and other details of their San Diego wedding at Paradise Point Resort & Spa

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Thanksgiving Recipe from Oregon's Iron Chef Winner, Travis Taylor

Sunriver Resort® ~

Sabayon is a delicious treat that can be served over cake, ice cream, or fruit such as poached pears or berries.

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Holiday Events on Maui

Destination Resorts Hawaii ~

The island is bustling with holiday activities for everyone to enjoy. Here are our favorites:

Hui Nui No’Eau Holidays: First Night Celebration

December 3, 5 – 8 pm

Celebrate the grand opening of Hui Holidays 2014! Surrounded by holiday décor of the dramatically decorated historic Kaluanui Estate, you’ll enjoy festive drinks and pupu, spirited music and an exciting selection of new and unique items from local artists and vendors. First Night will also mark the unveiling of designer/choreographer André Morissette’s imaginative “holiday window” installations. Pre-purchase Tickets: $30, Call (808) 572-6560 for more information

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Brining a Turkey for Thanksgiving-Tips from the Executive Chef at Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe Mountain Lodge® ~

What’s wrong with just a roast chicken?...

 As I am writing the new winter menus at Stowe Mountain Lodge, one of my cooks came and asked me why we are putting roast chicken on the menu?  “What’s wrong with just a roast chicken?” I said. Young culinarians want to see items that they have never seen before on menus. Yes, we do have some new items on the menu this season that are neuvoue.  But to me, a simple roast chicken is the zenith of cuisine.  The process of brining and roasting a chicken is one of those recipes like crème bruleé, consommé or pot roast.  Yes the recipe is simple to prepare but the outcome (if done right) is sublime.  To roast a chicken perfectly you must start with a good brine.  

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Your Guide to Spending a Perfect Fall Day in Eugene, Oregon

Destination Hotels & Resorts ~

Fall is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest and just steps from the Valley River Inn, you can stroll the quaint streets and running paths of Eugene, Oregon and take in all the beauty Oregon has to offer during autumn. With so many things to do in Eugene, it can be tough to decide where to begin. That’s where we step in. 

Here’s our guide to spending a perfect fall day in Eugene, Oregon: 

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Morris Lapidus Day 2014

Eden Roc Miami Beach ~

Morris Lapidus, famed architect behind Eden Roc Miami Beach and known for bringing the Neo-Barroque movement to Miami Beach, has a birthday coming up this November 25th. After last year's proclamation ceremony, we thought we'd honor our beloved Morris with many more celebrations to come. This year, Eden Roc Miami Beach is honoring Lapidus with a food and beverage tribute inclusive of 1956 prices:

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