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Gingerbread House Decorating Party

How to Host a Gingerbread House Party

November 23, 2014 2

A party that combines candy, cookies, cocktails, and creativity — is there a better recipe for holiday fun? You might think gingerbread parties are for kids, but I asked a group of grown-up friends to get together for a sugar-fueled afternoon of house-building, and it was a blast — laughing, getting messy, and snacking on…

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Roast Turkey

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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