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Have You Started Your Post-Thanksgiving Checklist?

I'm one of those annoying people who immediately start playing Christmas music right after Thanksgiving is over. Or, actually during Thanksgiving. I look forward to all the festive fun and those first pretty signs of old man winter that fall from the sky. So you can bet your bottom I've already been chopping away at this list. What are you doing to prep for Christmas and the coldest season to come?

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10 Things To Do if You’re Boycotting Black Friday

I'm not anti-Black Friday (I love me a good deal) but I've also never stepped foot in a store the day after Thanksgiving. I'd rather wait for cyber Monday and take my turkey-stuffed belly to the farm to pick out our tree and deck the halls with Nat King Cole. Are you boycotting Black Friday too? Here are 10 things to do that totally beat the crowds!

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7 Traditions To Start This Thanksgiving Weekend

Not only are we in the season of all things cheer, but it's the time of year that festive traditions come alive and make the holidays such a wonderful time to look forward to. And what better time than Thanksgiving weekend to kick off those traditions. Whether you've got a favorite recipe you make every year, break out your fave seasonal movies...

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It’s Not too Late to Whip Up this Dessert Home Run for Thanksgiving

The day before Thanksgiving will forever be Pie Making Day in our family. We're loading up on the apples and flour, dusting off grandma's secret recipe and breaking out the champagne glasses which our obviously a necessary component to baking oodles of pie. If you're on the hunt for a soon to be favorite dessert, look no further than this ...

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How to Fix all of the Thanksgiving Oh Sh*ts!

It's inevitable. Because we aren't perfect. And mistakes happen. Especially when uncle Vito is talking your ear off about his 1950's chevy and your nephew is pulling at your leg to play hide and seek and there are 18 different things boiling on the stove. So here is your fieldguide to all of the oh-shits that will most definitely rear their ugly head on Thanksgiving Day. Consider it your no-sweat guide to rescuing Thanksgiving. One soggy crust at a time.

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Hosting Thanksgiving? Don’t Forget To Do These 12 Things.

Friends, we're on the 48 hour countdown to Thanksgiving. Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the planning and prep? Or maybe you're that super organized person who had it all figured out a month ago? Either way, it's a good idea to run through this little list of do's and don'ts to make sure you've got everything in order. Then, it's time to open that bottle of vino and treat yo'self darlings, happy feasting!

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The Most Important Secret to a Successful Thanksgiving

The table is set, the turkey is primed for perfection. The flatware is polished and you even pulled out the fancy towels for the bathroom. You've planned everything to a T and nothing could go wrong. WRONG. Take it from me, the best food on the planet can't save a party dying from lackluster conversation and a well planned ambiance. So, before you answer that front door, read up on how you can take care to nail the food AND the fun. #winningthanksgiving More Thanksgiving...

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Don’t Forget to Keep These Essentials on Hand for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Most of the time, I can wing it pretty easily when we host family and friends for dinner. But Thanksgiving? Is a whole other beast my friends. Whether you're having six guests or twenty, it's always a good idea to keep these essentials on hand for a successful feast!

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Greet Your Guests at the Door with One of These for Insta Smiles

Let's just say if someone were to greet me at the door on Thanksgiving with one of these signature cocktails, I might never leave. It's the best way to welcome your holiday guests and promises you get Most Amazing Hostess Ever Award. Or at least a happy camper. Save these three cocktail recipes dreamed up by ...

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5 Ways to Impress Your Guests this Thanksgiving

From inspiration for tablescaping your way to a gorgeous Thanksgiving dinner (ahem we have three different ways of doing just that) to a punch list of to-do items that will 100% impress your guests this holiday, Becky of Daly Digs is spilling the details for whipping that dinner table into the ultimate shape. We may be partial to pink and gold but the whole crew is pretty dang gorgeous. See so much more captured by ...

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The Ultimate Survival Guide for an (Almost) Perfect Thanksgiving

Speaking from personal experience, if you've ever hosted Thanksgiving you'll fall into one of two categories—a complete chaotic disaster where you never want to host again, or, a beautifully chaotic day that'll make you want to do it every. single. year. We're rooting for that beautiful chaos friends (because no Thanksgiving is ever 100% perfect) and the key to success? Planning and preparation. From mastering the perfect apple pie to knowing how to set the table...

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The Best Hostess Gifts (that Aren’t Wine)

I must admit, I'm a little bummed to not be hosting Thanksgiving this year. I love the planning, prepping and the beautiful chaos of the day (even when I end up kicking everyone out of the kitchen during that last crazy hour of food assembly). But I also love coming up with fun hostess gifts—so I get to shine in that area this year! Are you heading to someone else's abode for this year's feast? Think beyond the wine...

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Get Inspired to Craft a Knockout Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet

The dessert spread is half of the greatness that is Thanksgiving. Don't let your after dinner treats hide in the kitchen. Instead craft a stellar dessert buffet prettied up with calligraphy pumpkins and paper goods. Leftover boxes for all those take home sweets are always a good idea too. Laura Hooper Calligraphy is showcasing how to craft just such a spread. Grab her tips and shop...

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Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Your Best Friendsgiving Meal Yet

Friendsgiving is one of our favorite faux holidays. It involves all the yumminess of a traditional Thanksgiving meal without the fuss. It's the laid back, easy entertaining version that still centers around a knockout menu. If you're hosting this year's festivities or are...

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Gruyere + Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

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Buttermilk Scones + Cranberry Butter

SCONES Recipe from M.S. Milliken and S. Feniger via Circle B Kitchen 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup unsalted butter, very cold and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 cup buttermilk ¼ cup each buttermilk and raw sugar for finishing Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a food processor. Mix well. Add butter and pulse until butter is...

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Baked Brie with Candied Prosciutto

*Adapted from Blackberry Babe...

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Fig + Goat Cheese Tartlettes

*Adapted from Willow Bird Baking...

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Apple Hand Pies with Toffee Sauce

DECORATED APPLE HAND PIES *Pies adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod 2 cups peeled, cored and diced apples 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water for egg wash 4 prepared pie crusts (or recipe here) 3" round biscuit cutters variety of small cookie or fondant cutters (florals, leaves, etc) Preheat your oven to 350. Prepare a baking...

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Sweet Potato Casserole

*Recipe from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse...

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