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How to Thaw a Turkey

November 17, 2014

A frozen turkey makes planning ahead for Thanksgiving easy, because you can buy it early and avoid fighting the grocery-store crowds right before the holiday. But frozen birds can also lead to one of the most common mistakes in Thanksgiving-day prep: Not allowing enough time for defrosting. Getting the turkey ready isn’t hard–but it’s important…

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20 Fantastic Thanksgiving Side Dishes

October 22, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving, and turkey’s the star. But take it from us, the right side dish can steal a little spotlight from the big bird. Looking for some sides with a little star power? Then check out these 20+  ideas for memorable, delicious side dishes. Stuffing Turkey Sausage, Apple, and Whole Grain Bread Stuffing Quinoa Mixed Rice…

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Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas

December 15, 2012

Hosting Christmas dinner is an on-again, off-again thing in my household. Every year is a negotiation among friends and family: Who is eating where? Who is leaving town? Who wants to cook? Who’s thinking about just getting some Chinese take-out? That means I don’t have a go-to menu for the years when I do decide…

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