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As the unofficial kickoff to the holidays, Halloween often represents the start of what can be a food free-for-all for the next two months. Leftover candy because you didn’t want to run out or bear the wrath of the “tricks” because you didn’t have enough “treats”? Kids bring home more candy than anyone needs and enough to last through Valentine’s Day, or at least Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving … the U.S. holiday dedicated to eating, taking a nap, maybe shopping or watching more football, and then eating some more. Because leftovers are a part of the holiday, right?