This Week on The Word on Long Beach:

:16 – The holidays are approaching. For some, that means you are preparing a full meal. For others, it means you are cooking something to take to the home of family or friends. If you are not the best cook, we have some quick tips that might help. You can also get additional recipes from Long Beach Post Managing Editor Melissa Evans on Saturday.

19:10 – If you are meeting your partner’s family for the first time this holiday season, that can cause a great deal of anxiety. We will give you seven tips to help get you through the day and be a hit with any family.