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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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What Is the Difference Between Boxed and Homemade Mashed Potatoes?

Move aside, turkey. Mashed potatoes are the real star of Thanksgiving! Pillowy and perfect, mashed potatoes always deserve a place at the table but do require a bit of work.

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12 Cocktails to Help You Get Through Thanksgiving

If, like us, you get sick of beer and wine at during the holidays, try one of these Thanksgiving cocktail and drink recipes for a special cocktail (or big cocktail

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What Is Palak Paneer and Why Do You Need It in Your Life?

Leave it to Indian cuisine to take a combination as potentially drab and dull as spinach with cheese and transform it into a craveable, easy-to-make, flavor-packed delicacy. In case you

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When Did Thanksgiving Turn Into a Potluck?

Say I’ve invited you over for Thanksgiving and you’re wondering whether you should bring your semi-famous wilted Brussels sprouts salad with duck prosciutto, or your new favorite pumpkin-ginger soup with

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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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18 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your dessert repertoire, you’ve got to make a change. We’re not saying eliminate the classics like Thanksgiving pies altogether, but

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Stove Top Has Created Thanksgiving Pants for All Your Overeating Needs

As Black Friday approaches, nearly every food company on the planet relishes the opportunity to release gimmicky products to satisfy every culinary niche. Most of them are entirely unnecessary (cough,

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Cooking Novice? Thanksgiving for Beginners Guide

Easy recipes with maximum flavor.

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Thanksgiving for Six

A holiday dinner with all of the flavor and none of the stress.

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Best Gifts to Bring to Your Thanksgiving Host/Hostess’ Home

You’ve scored an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner. So what’s the etiquette as a guest? Besides arriving on time (or within an acceptable window of time if you know how they

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Believe It: 17 Thanksgiving Classics Made in a Slow Cooker

Your kitchen has limited real estate, and the price is high when holidays roll around. Every Thanksgiving, we hear the same complaint: There’s not enough space in the oven. And

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13 Ways to Make Use of Your Apple Orchard Haul

Ah, fall—it’s the most wonderful time of year (second only to Christmas, of course)! When the leaves are changing colors and the air becomes crisp, it’s peak season to get

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Your Comprehensive Guide to Decorating with Flowers for the Holidays

In the Venn diagram of people who geek out about hosting holidays, I think there are two circles: people who live to plan the food, and people who dream about

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This Old School Chocolate Factory Will Make Your Holiday Dreams Come True

The holidays are the ultimate time for indulgence. And for most of us that means chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. While most of us gobble down the candy within minutes

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These Fall-Inspired Chicken Parmesan Dishes More Than Hit the Spot

Forget that whole, “can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” “so last season” thing. Chicken parm ain’t having it. The Italian-American classic, which features breaded chicken cutlets smothered in marinara

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How to Make Fall-Themed Empanadas

Samosas. Calzones. Bao buns. Hot Pockets. Across the globe, we all seem to agree that encasing food in bread is a capital idea. In Spain and Latin America, this dish

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12 Trader Joe’s Desserts That Deserve a Spot on 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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The Joy of Picadillo, Including a Vegetarian Version

“Mmm, picadillo…mm mm mmm picadillo! Pica-pica-pica, pica-pica-dillo!” I sang happily to myself (right before my husband joined in for a refrain), as I compared ingredients from different picadillo recipes online.

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6 Pizza Versions of Thanksgiving Dinner

Every year, the approach of Thanksgiving brings happy anticipation of the most wonderful of holiday foods: sweet cranberry sauce, savory stuffing, delectable pumpkin (or sweet potato, or pecan) pie, and

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Cover Your Eyes! Calorie Counts Are Coming to Menus Nationwide

Those who relish their nutritional ignorance while indulging in a three-course meal at the Cheesecake Factory are in for a rude awakening. Calorie counts are coming to a restaurant near you. After

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