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It’s November 12. Just about two weeks away from Thanksgiving!

I can hardly believe the holidays are right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I love this time of the year. It snowed here in Madison yesterday and we cannot wait for Thanksgiving. My sister’s family and my parents will be coming to my house this year. In my family, we all get involved in the cooking; some more than others, but everyone helps and does something to make our dinner table special.

I recently had the honor of working with DMA Solutions and Sunset Grown, to work as a contributor to their new Fresh & Festive e-zine. This free digital publication is full of holiday tips and fabulous recipes from fresh food growers and hand-picked bloggers and, of course, my Tomato and Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe.

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I am so honored to be a part of this premiere issue and even more excited to be working with Sunset Grown. Every type of tomato you can think of, peppers, cucumbers, specialty (including baby eggplant and strawberries) and organic produce. I was sent a variety of tomatoes and believe me, these are the best tomatoes I have ever tasted. Sunset Grown is truly inspired by flavor.

To see the full recipe for my Tomato and Scalloped Potato Gratin, featuring these amazing Kumato Tomatoes, and for great tips for the holiday season, you can download the Fresh & Festive ezine HERE.

Here’s a quick run down of how this went. You’ll never want plain scalloped potatoes again.

Skin on. Definitely.

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Cream sauce.

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Fresh out of the oven. . .

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Add your lovely Kumato tomatoes from Sunset Grown.

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And Voila! The best side dish you will serve this holiday season! For this recipe and other fabulous holiday recipes, don’t forget to download the Fresh & Festive ezine!

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Wishing you a Fresh & Festive holiday season!!

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For even more fun and inspiration, we are promoting the release of the e-zine with some amazing events. First, there is a Pin It to Win It contest going on right now with a chance to win $250. Plus, don’t miss our Twitter Party! Join us on Tuesday, November 19 at 8PM EST for a chat full of tips, recipes and PRIZES! Be sure to follow @Hipfoodiemom1 and @sunsetgrown and use our tag #FreshFestive to join the conversation. And because we expect this to be quite the party, you can also join the TWUBS page to make following and chatting easier — check out our page here.

Hope to see you there!

Disclaimer: Fresh & Festive is a client of mine. All thoughts and tips shared above are my own, and as a client of mine, they are compensating me for my participation in the Twitter Party, the Pinterest Contest and as a contributor to the ezine.

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