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Ham 101: Tips and Tricks for How to Cook the Perfect Christmas Ham

Making the perfect Christmas ham is a yearly challenge that’s not for the faint of heart. It’s so difficult to cook perfectly AND ensure a tasty flavor—forget about trying to

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How To Make Hot Chocolate From Scratch

‘Tis the season to learn (or re-learn) how to make hot chocolate from scratch—because it is a million times tastier than most powdered mixes. It was the ancient Aztecs who

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How to Make Homemade Candy Canes

You probably associate candy canes exclusively with cellophane wrapping, but homemade candy canes are not that hard to make, and they’re a fun Christmas craft, not to mention a great

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How to Make Edible Wreaths for Christmas

Instead of putting your annual Christmas wreath on the front door, why not try relocating it to the most important spot in the house? Of course, I’m referring to the

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How to Soften Brown Sugar

It happens all the time: You peer into your cardboard box of brown sugar and find brown concrete instead. When you tap that solid mass with your measuring spoon, it’s

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How to Make Aioli for Perking Up Your Turkey Sandwich

The difference between Hellmann’s mayonnaise and a homemade aioli is like comparing boxed macaroni with powdered cheese to a homemade macaroni casserole with cheddar, crusty on top and gooey inside.

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We Made This Pizza Out of Thanksgiving Leftovers

The day after Thanksgiving (aka, Black Friday) may be over, but you probably definitely still have Thanksgiving leftovers, and if you’re looking for ways to make them more exciting, we

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How to Make Thanksgiving Leftovers Nachos

We’ve got a lot of great ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers, but one of the easiest, most delicious, and least boring options is nachos. Chowhound’s former photographer Chris Rochelle showed

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Can You Cook Your Turkey Frozen If You Forgot to Thaw It?

It’s Thanksgiving Day and if your turkey isn’t already in the oven, well, don’t panic (too much). If your turkey is thawed enough to safely cut into pieces, spatchcock it

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How to Fix the Dreaded Dry Turkey Breast

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is complicated and despite your best efforts, sometimes things go wrong. Overcooked turkey is one of the biggest potential disasters, but you can fix dry turkey breast!

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The Basics: How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving dinner is a serious undertaking and shortcuts can be great, but step away from the canned cranberry sauce (considered by many one of the worst Thanksgiving side dishes, though

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Why You Should Spatchcock Your Turkey & How to Do It

What’s the very best way to guarantee a Thanksgiving turkey with moist breast meat and lots of crisp skin? Spatchcock it! Read on to find out what exactly that means,

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How to Quickly Fix an Undercooked Thanksgiving Turkey

Overcooked turkey is a common Thanksgiving pitfall, but undercooked turkey may be an even bigger horror show. Luckily, you can fix it fairly quickly. The key is not to put

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The Basics: How to Make Turkey Gravy

Possibly the best part of Thanksgiving.

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Ditch the Can and Make Your Own Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream is way easier than you think, and infinitely better than the stuff from a can. I used to think whipped cream automatically came from a can, that

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The Basics: How to Cook a Turkey

The centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner.

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How to Chill a Bottle of Wine in 20 Minutes Flat

If you’re wondering about the fastest way to chill a bottle of white wine, try this handy foolproof hack from a restaurant pro. White wine is fabulous all year round,

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How to Roast Turkey Without a Roasting Pan or Rack

Use a baking pan or skillet for juicy roasted chicken.

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How to Make Great Mashed Potatoes Without Butter or Cream

Mashed potatoes are often loaded with milk, butter, and cream, and we’re not complaining. But for those who don’t eat dairy, there’s no need to miss out on super creamy

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How to Fix Lumpy Gravy

Even if you have perfectly moist turkey and creamy mashed potatoes, you’re going to want good gravy to pour over all of it this Thanksgiving. But what if something went

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The Basics: How to Make Apple and Sage Stuffing

Fresh flavors, no box for Thanksgiving.

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