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How to Pull Off a Perfect Holiday Brunch Potluck

There are lots of festive ways to pull off a holiday party, but a brunch can be especially nice since evenings and weekend afternoons tend to book up fast. And

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Themed Holiday Party Ideas That Haven’t Been Done to Death

You stand at the snack table, pouring yourself another glass of eggnog. As you sip and survey the room, you mentally note that the mistletoe is hanging in the doorway

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Essential Thanksgiving Cooking Hacks So You Can Focus on Wine

Hosting a crowd for Thanksgiving? Here are a few essential Thanksgiving cooking hacks and time-saving shortcuts so you can focus on the important stuff, like pinot noir.  Let me guess. Mom made

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Thanksgiving Can Also Be a Time for Seafood Lovers

According to History.com, “Culinary historians believe that much of the [first] Thanksgiving meal consisted of seafood.” Let that sink in for a second. Do you have seafood at your Thanksgiving

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The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we’ve created this comprehensive Thanksgiving guide with tips, techniques, and game plans that will help

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Why Rosé Should Be the Only Wine on Your Thanksgiving Table

While the summer has dwindled away and so have the cries of “Slay all day and then rosé,” it may seem as though the wine should be retired until the

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Keeping It Real: How Far Should You Go to Accommodate Thanksgiving Guests?

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you want to welcome and accommodate your guests—but just how far should you go to make everyone happy (and all at once, too)?

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Be Sure to Stock Up on These Items to Avert Friendsgiving Disasters

When you’re hosting a party, you generally know to have enough food, but it’s surprisingly easy to overlook certain other necessities until it’s too late. Avert Thanksgiving disaster by making

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9 Grocery Store Wines Worth Entertaining With

It’s a given that you’ll be grocery shopping this holiday season. These are the best grocery store wines you can pick up while you’re at it, from ALDI, Trader Joe’s,

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Friendsgiving: The Ultimate Guide

Take a look back at the origins of Friendsgiving, and find out everything you need to know about pulling off the perfect Friendsgiving yourself. On that first Thanksgiving episode of

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You’ll Love These Unique Themes for This Year’s Friendsgiving

If you’ve ever been to a Friendsgiving, you likely had a great time. Great food. Great adult beverages. Great people. Lots of laughs. And maybe it was so much fun,

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Is Fakesgiving the New Friendsgiving?

Most people have at least heard the term “Friendsgiving.” Like a traditional Thanksgiving, you cook copious amounts of food, over-indulge, give thanks, and enjoy the company of friends on some

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Fun Friendsgiving Games, Icebreakers, and Group Activities

One of the best things about hosting Friendsgiving is that it can be whatever you want it to be—but it should definitely be fun. Ideally, the convivial atmosphere will develop

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How to Throw a Friendsgiving When Your Friends Have Kids

Those Friendsgivings from your early 20s have changed. Even if you don’t have children, chances are some of your friends do. And like it or not, that means celebrating the

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13 Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful even for seasoned experts. It’s a complex task that takes planning both in and out of the kitchen: how many guests will you have,

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How to Host an Easy Friendsgiving Brunch

Getting everyone together for Friendsgiving is a lot of fun, but it’s not always easy—people have kids and extended families they have to eat Thanksgiving dinner with, besides which, you

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A College Student’s Guide to Friendsgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is a popular time of year for college students to gather in celebration. It’s often the case that many students are unable to travel home during this

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Cooking Novice? Thanksgiving for Beginners Guide

Easy recipes with maximum flavor.

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How Professional Chefs Throw the Ultimate Thanksgiving

Nobody knows how to throw an epic Thanksgiving better than culinary pros and chefs. Which is exactly why we asked them for all of their hosting secrets and Thanksgiving planning

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The Ultimate Friendsgiving Timeline

It’s the night before Friendsgiving and you’re simultaneously cleaning, trying to roll out from-scratch pie dough, and suddenly realizing that you’re out of oregano. Even for planners, nailing the timing

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Special Occasion Dishes and Table Linens to Set the Scene

We’ve curated some of our favorite fine dishes and table linens—from classic and elegant to modern and rustic—that you can pull out for special occasions. There’s a time and place

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