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The holidays are a joyous time of year, but let’s be honest, they can also be the busiest time of year. Whether we are raising children full-time, balancing careers and family at the same time, working part-time, entering the workforce for the first time, or venturing out on our own—we are all trying to make our households run smoothly while meeting everyone’s expectations.

Living in the new era of Pinterest—where DIY has escalated to a whole new level— I realize there’s a lot of pressure on us … especially during the holidays. It’s hard not feel guilty when there is so much to do and celebrate, and just not enough time to get it done.

So this holiday, instead of doing it all yourself, we’ll take some of that work for you. We have time-saving tips, gifts on the go, inspiration and games for fun family activities (think long car ride distractions), and recipes for DIY nuggets—for clarification, that’s “Dress It Yourself” not “Do It Yourself.”

We hope our holiday site will serve as your go-to resource over the next several weeks and enable you to be part of the fun, feel crafty, and enjoy all that you’ve worked so hard to create this season.

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Party Plates: Appetizers to Ring in 2015

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Atlanta: Come for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Stay Because It’s Awesome

If you’re among the hordes of college football fans traveling to Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, you should probably (read: definitely) book a couple of extra days—or maybe even a week—to explore the city. Though we might be a little biased, we’re confident that once you’ve arrived in Georgia’s capital city, you won’t want to leave.

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Southern Tailgating 101: 4 Easy Steps to Tailgating Like a True Southerner

There is a right way and a wrong way to tailgate.

The southern way is the right way.

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New Takes on Old Traditions

With Hanukkah in full swing and Christmas less than a week away, memories are being molded and traditions created. Whether passing down traditions from childhood, forming new ones for our families to build upon, or discovering unplanned moments that manage to wiggle their way into our family norms, it’s a great time for discovery, getting creative and refreshingly—simplifying.

Polling mothers from around the country, Chick-fil-A asked hundreds of moms what they do to preserve the holidays and form lasting memories. Of course many top-of-mind traditions involve our favorite topic—food—but not in the way you might think.

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From our Kitchen to Yours: Chick-fil-A Chef Angela’s Candy Store Cookies

From Candy Land to Candy Crush, candy has been an American obsession for decades, and for Chick-fil-A Chef Angela Wadlington, candy plays a special part in a decadent holiday tradition.

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Chick-fil-A Gift Guide: 6 Kitchen Gadget Gifts for the Foodie in your Family

Chopped, Top Chef, the Chew—Being a chef has never been as in vogue as it is today. With reality TV shows turning chefs into household names, a new generation of foodies is being born and the techniques once reserved for the culinary elite are making their way into kitchens across the country. But if you’re not among those taking notes while tuning into the Food Network, you may be having a little trouble cooking up the perfect gift for the chef in your family.

Not to worry—we’ve called in our experts. The culinary team responsible for crafting and developing the Chick-fil-A menu has six affordable, must-have gifts for any at-home cook. Known for their fast, fresh, made-from-scratch favorites, these chefs know what it takes to make a delicious meal quickly for a family – or entire community – on the run… and there’s not an item on the list that’s more than 60 dollars.

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From our Kitchen to Yours: Chick-fil-A Chef Christy’s Chocolate Chip Pie

Holiday preparations are in full swing, and for many of us that means a busy kitchen, as the holidays are often as food-focused as they are family-focused. “It’s not the holidays without something home-baked,” says Chef Christy Cook, a food technologist with Chick-fil-A.

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From our Kitchen to Yours: Chick-fil-A Chef Brian’s Roasted Tomato Soup & Cornbread Croutons

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year, especially in the kitchen when you’re hosting a house full of guests. There’s nothing better to spread cheer and warm spirits during the cold months than gathering around the table for a wholesome hot meal. This holiday, take a tip from a true tastemaker. We asked Chick-fil-A head Chef, Brian Kolodziej for his favorite food to make during the holidays.

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12 Gifts to Perk up the Coffee Lover on Your List

Coffee— it’s the caffeine source for 61 percent of Americans and an integral part of the U.S. morning ritual. According to the National Coffee Association’s 2013 consumer survey, Americans consume more coffee than any other country in the world, averaging 587 million cups of coffee every day. With that in mind, chances are that you are a coffee lover yourself or have someone on your holiday gift list who is.

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Secret Chick-fil-A Trays

You know how a lot of restaurants have secret menus? Well we have a secret tray. Actually, we have secret trays. They’re “Reheatable Trays” and come with pre-chilled Nuggets or Chick-n-Strips that you can bake in the convenience of your own home. Whether you’re a party planner or hosting the entire family for an extended stay, this is an easy solution for feeding a crowd.

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