Inspiration for the Holidays from Safeway

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When it comes to the Holidays I am quite the stubborn chef. I tend to refuse and often feel insulted if and when anyone tries to get their hands into my kitchen as I am creating the magical feast for my family. It’s just that it’s a very stressful time of year and Moms (like me) take great pride in their Holiday meals, so much that more than admit to needing any help at all they smile, sometimes a little over brightly and say, “No! Everything is fine! I’m all set thank you!” Even if (like me) you are no where near ready for the barrage of dishes that must accompany a traditional Holiday meal. Instead I tend to frantically sift through as many magazines and websites as I can to find different ways to spice up the holidays and make the next years dishes and decor look extraordinary and in some way making it also seem effortless, or at least very well pre-planned.

Safeway Holiday Inspiration

This year I was introduced to Safeway’s Holiday Inspiration page, which I must say is extremely well created! How neat is it that you can simply click off each part at the top that you have no desire to look at and quickly get to the sections that are the most helpful? Wonderful! Of course the first thing I saw was the 2-Hour Turkey, how could you not?? Two Hours! That seems incredulous. I might actually have to try it. If I could make a Turkey in 2 hours then I might actually be able to take a shower after all that cooking instead of looking like a puff pastry by the time it comes to sit down.

Safeway Holiday Inspiration Centerpiece

There are five different sections you can choose from on the top and to also un-check; one of which is “My Favorites” to store the ones you want to keep. That’s the beautiful thing about these pages! Instead of having multiple pages to flip through for recipes, you click on one and it magnifies it without taking you away from your ‘My Favorites’. This way you can shift between two sections you want without any hassle! I absolutely love this! Check out the Holiday Meals page and click on the recipes and you can get a demonstration of what I mean.

  • Holiday Meals:
  • Entertaining:
  • Baking:
  • Wine:

You also have the choice of a drop-down menu of themes. One of which is Meet Debi Lilly, Safeway’s Hostess and Design Expert who had put together all of the beautiful themes you see on the Safeway Holiday Inspiration page and the other is one I have bookmarked with a fervor, Leftover Makeover! It has an abundant display of multiple recipes for all your leftover goodies! I have done the same thing every year since I never really had any ideas for leftovers, but the Asian Soup with Vegetables looks too good to pass up.

Asian Soup with Vegetables

Thanks to Safeway’s Holiday page I’ve gotten a little more inspiration for my Thanksgiving meal coming up on Wednesday, yes we have it a day early because my husband usually works on the actual day. This way I can have mostly everything done before anyone gets near my kitchen and causes me an abundance of anxiety. They call it Holiday nerves, but really I think it’s just a stubborn pride thing about that final moment when all the dishes are laid out on the table, beautifully, perfectly, before anyone touches them and you stare at the colors and breath in the beautiful scent of perfection and you can say, “I did that.”

Safeway Holiday Inspiration Centerpiece
Safeway also has all of these wonderful things on a handy phone application as well! iPhone users can easily download the The Safeway Chef Assistant for a little kitchen helper! If you don’t have an iPhone you can always visit through your phone browser and it will still offer wonderful assistance for the Holidays. 
You can also play the LOL Turkey Game on their Facebook Page for a chance to win 250 $100 Gift Certificates! All you have to do is make him laugh by telling him jokes in order to enter! The more you make him laugh, the more entries! You could earn up to 100 entries! This ends on November 24th, so get your jokes in before it’s over!
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I received a gift card from Safeway as a thank you for participating. Opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.


  1. Nicole Larsen says:

    My favorite is the Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie recipe!

  2. Christina Gould says:

    The photo of the pumpkin pie is my favorite part of the site. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I looove the wine section (safeway is my FAVORITE store!)

  4. momandsons says:

    I love the flowers and the wine ideas.

  5. I like the recipe for Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie.

  6. i like the recipe f or pumpkin pie.

  7. I like the 2 hour turkey recipe.

  8. Leslie Williams says:

    I love that they pair wines with the food. I”m not a big wine drinker but like to serve it with holiday meals so this is awesome. Now I can feel more confident about my wine choices and that they will be good with this or that dish!

  9. bargainsmarts says:

    I love the 2 hours turkey recipe! I didn’t know you could cook it that fast!!!

  10. I love their Holiday Meals section and the Turkey Mashed Potato and Jack Cheese Casserole recipe looks delicious

  11. says:

    I like the Pumpkin Votives they are a cute idea and will be on our table this year


  12. Turkey Mashed Potato and Jack Cheese Casserole
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  13. I like the tablescape ideas.

  14. cupcake mama says:

    Love the Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie!
    GFC: Mechele Johnson

  15. Hdown pumpkin pie for me!

  16. I like the 2 hour turkey recipe.

  17. I like the Pumpkin Pie recipe. Yum!

  18. I love all the recipes.
    Especially the Easy Apple-Brown Sugar Tart
    Thanks so much

  19. royalegacy says:

    I like the table decorations

  20. Brittany @ The Pistachio Project says:

    Melted Brie and Apricots!

  21. My favorite part is the Holiday Meals section, particularly the Savory Turkey Bread Pudding – It is an interesting idea!

  22. like recipes Easy Apple-Brown Sugar Tart

    ptreskovich at hot mail

  23. Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie – yum

  24. I like the wine pairing selections — I never know what wine to buy when we are entertaining.

  25. I like that they give you wine pairings! My husband’s family is from Europe and it seems like so much pressure to pick the right wine!

  26. The turkey, mashed potato, and jack cheese casserole looks amazing!


  27. I like the bacon wrapped date recipe!!

  28. I like the recipe ideas. I want to try the Easy Apple-Brown Sugar Tart.

  29. The Pumpkin Cookies in Bakers Delight are adorable

  30. I like 2-Hour Turkey™ Step-by-Step
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  31. I like the side dish section- I get tired of serving the same thing.
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  32. I like their roasted turkey recipe

  33. I get lost so much info so I cant pick my favorite

  34. orangefukurou says:

    Roasted Squash with Spinach and Gruyere looks delicious.
    love to try the recipe
    tomokofive at gmail dot com

  35. I really want to try Turkey Mashed Potato and Jack Cheese Casserole
    Renee Gauthier Angichiodo

  36. The recipes look great. I’d love to try the Roasted Yam Salad with Goat Cheese and Mint.

  37. I like the recipes. They look delicious and there are many I have never had before.

  38. EMMAHORTON says:


    I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE Bacon-Wrapped Dates

  39. The recipe for turkey mashed potatoe and jack cheese

  40. I like the Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie.

  41. snowluvnferret says:

    I liked Debi’s Thanksgiving Tablescape

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  42. The pumpkin pie. MMMM
    Thanks for the chance.

  43. 2-hour turkey recipe
    lafiitelady at gmail dot com

  44. I like the recipes. The Turkey Mashed Potato and Jack Cheese Casserole looks delicious and a great way to use the leftover turkey.

  45. Love the wine pairing suggestions!

  46. the online savings

  47. puffpastryshop says:

    I like the sugar tart recipe

  48. KowgirlsRule says:

    I like the craft ideas such as the Herb Napkin Rings
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  49. I love all the recipes.

  50. thatlittlehouse says:

    i like the Instant Inspirations

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  51. melissa williams says:

    I like their old fashioned pumpkin pie recipe.

  52. I like the suggestions for spicing up the turkey.

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  53. I really want to try that apple brown sugar tart… i LOVE the dessert section

  54. I LOVE the Pumpkin Pie recipe! That is very very close to how I make mine! As Pumpkin Pie is a must and Normally have to make one per Family member! LOL

  55. i like the wine pairings

  56. Jessica Jollyjess6 says:

    I like the easy apple brown sugar tart recipe.

  57. I like the Modern Green Bean Casserole

  58. I like the picture of the tablescape…the little pumpkins are cute!


  59. Asparagus & Cooked Shrimp – two of my favorites

  60. I like the Bacon-Wrapped Dates!

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

  61. I love all the great, different than the ordinary, recipes and pretty decorating ideas!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  62. i love how it is labeled with like baking or drinking etc and right now i have my eye on that 2hr turkey recipe!


  63. I like the great assortment of holiday meals available to serve for family/guests.

  64. Inez Cegelis says:

    My favorite is the 2 hour turkey recipe. What a revolution!

  65. bbrittbrat1398 says:

    I love the great selection of recipes!

  66. I love all of the recipes! There are so many I want to try! Thanks! amied027@yahoo dot com

  67. Portobello Ravioli with Sage and Black Pepper Cream.

  68. snakersolid says:

    love their recepist

  69. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    holiday inspirations
    that easy apple brown sugar tart
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  70. I like the two hour turkey recipe

  71. channallocks says:

    the Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie recipeSOUNDS YUMMY

  72. I like the pumpkin pie recipe… maybe just because I’m hungry and it looks great! I haven’t previously attempted pumpkin pie but this inspires me to do so.

  73. I am liking the spend $100 in gift cards & get $10 coupon

  74. I like the recipe for Portobello Ravioli with Sage and Black Pepper Cream.

  75. I like the wine pairing part. I never know.

  76. old fashioned pumpkin pie

  77. Barbara Bee says:

    I like the Pumpkin Cookies.

  78. I love the Ribbon Tabletop!

  79. says:

    Asparagus & Cooked Shrimp AWESOME

  80. Kathleen Conner says:

    I like the recipe for Turkey Pasta with Bacon and Cranberry Sauce

    klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  81. speck135les says:

    the 2 hour turkey recipe speck135les at yahoo

  82. My favorite is the Turkey Pasta with Bacon and Cranberry Sauce!
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  83. John Billiris says:

    My favorite is the recipe for Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

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  84. Douglas Houston says:

    The bacon wrapped dates sound fantastic

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  85. I like the recipe for Portobello Ravioli with Sage and Black Pepper Cream.

  86. I like the recipe f or pumpkin pie.

  87. jcarrturq5 says:

    I like meet Debi Lilly.

  88. I like the baking section!!

    gatsby1981 at gmail dot com

  89. Baked brie with apricots sounds great!

  90. I am very fond of the “Wine” and “Baked goods” sections of the site. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  91. I love the flower ideas
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  92. I love the pumpkin pie recipe!

  93. I like the wine pairing information.

    unclebonald at gmail dot com

  94. I like the Baker’s Delight section.


  95. bored2quickly says:

    My favorite is the Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie recipe! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  96. bored2quickly says:

    My favorite is the Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie recipe! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  97. Its Just Me says:

    I like the 2 hour turkey recipe!

  98. h. mcnaron says:

    The two hour turkey guide is awesome. Just what I needed. Thanks!
    hmcnaron at gmail dotcom

  99. I want to try Asian Soup with Fall Vegetables

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  100. A 2 hour turkey recipe? Yes, please!

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

  101. I like the recipe tool. I’d make the pumpkin sundae.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  102. I like the wine pairing selections

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  103. brianpiero says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we like the various pages with wine pairing ideas.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  104. vegan4life says:

    modrern green bean cassorole ty.

  105. My favorite part is the 2-hour turkey cooking instructions!

  106. My favorite is the Easy Pear Galette recipe

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