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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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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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A Local’s Tips on Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay in Paris

Planning a trip to Paris? Ooh la la! Here’s an insider’s guide on the best places to eat, drink, and stay in Paris, plus what you must see and do.

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Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie: Which One Wins Thanksgiving?

Pumpkin pie and pecan pie: Both worthy additions to a Thanksgiving dessert table. But which one wins the top spot? “Well, I definitely want to make a pecan pie,” my

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Cooking Novice? Thanksgiving for Beginners Guide

Easy recipes with maximum flavor.

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The Best Trader Joe’s Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

We’re counting down the days until the big event, so make that trip to the grocery store, organize your décor just so, and of course, find those stretchy pants—Thanksgiving is

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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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Easy Ways to Make Your Space Cozier for Hosting Thanksgiving

So, you’ve agreed to host Thanksgiving (or maybe it’s Friendsgiving)! It should be both an honor and a pleasure, but it’s normal to be at least a little nervous, even

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Turkey with the Stars: Assign Thanksgiving Dishes with Help from the Zodiac

Don’t feel like making the entire Thanksgiving dinner this year? Make it a potluck—and assign guests dishes based on the most scientific metric possible: their zodiac sign, of course.

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Tips & Tricks for Deep Frying Turkey

What sort of oil to use, and what to do with it when you're done.

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The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are glorious in all their permutations—except when they’re lumpy, watery, gluey, or grainy. Luckily, making perfect mashed potatoes isn’t hard, as long as you follow a few simple

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Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes Make Things Way Less Stressful

To make the holiday as stress-free as possible, here’s a guide to Thanksgiving recipes that can be made ahead and frozen until the big day. Cooking Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) dinner

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9 Rules for Planning a Perfect Friendsgiving

This year, you can’t go home to your family for Thanksgiving, and neither can some of your friends. Which is why you agreed to host a Friendsgiving dinner for your

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Alternative Thanksgiving Potluck Ideas: Think Outside the Turkey

I’ll go on record and say that Thanksgiving is the most underrated late-season holiday. Sandwiched between the costumed, Bacchanalian antics of Halloween, and the sparkly, soundtracked magic of Christmas, a

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Reduce Paper Waste in the Kitchen with These Eco-Friendly Products

Paper towels, paper napkins, paper coffee filters—we throw away a lot of paper when we go about our daily routines in the kitchen. This can really add up; in 2006,

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10 Friendsgiving Lessons Learned from ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving Episodes

This year, “Friends” turned 25 (don’t even think about how old that makes you), and Friendsgiving has become a widely celebrated occasion in its own right. Here are some lessons

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The Ultimate Guide to Mushrooms

A visual guide to all your favorite fungi.

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Peruvian Cooking

Peruvian cuisine is all the rage throughout the world and for good reason. This culinary jewel of South America with its abundant raw ingredients, dizzying variety of elevations, and clever

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A Breakdown of Apples You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

You know Granny Smiths and Galas, maybe even Winesaps, but there are other types of heirloom apples you might not have heard of before. Here are just a handful of

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10 Insider Tips for a Barcelona First-Timer

Near-perfect weather year-round, friendly locals with seemingly no worries, iconic food and culture—it’s a no-brainer why Barcelona had been a bucket-list destination for years, but I was overwhelmed by the

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