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Creative Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

November 19, 2014

Turkey is the ultimate Thanksgiving table showstopper. But until the guest of honor arrives, set the stage  at your dinner with a creative centerpiece that will wow your guests. Why? “The centerpiece makes a first impression,” says Janice Thill, owner and creator of The Folded Napkin, a catering and event-management company in Bergen County, New…

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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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Seven Great Thanksgiving Appetizers

November 13, 2014

    When you’re making Thanksgiving dinner, appetizers can pose a special problem: You want them to set the scene for a fantastic meal, but not to create an “I’m too full for dinner” situation for the big meal reveal. These appetizers walk that fine line, offering great flavor to set up the meal to…

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