Have a Beautiful (and Tasty) Thanksgiving

If you've accepted the responsibility and fun of hosting this year's Thanksgiving gathering, let Dummies help you prepare! Check out these helpful articles on planning the meal (even on a budget), decorating, carving the turkey properly, and much more.

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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas to Share with Kids

Article / Updated 11-01-2022

Thanksgiving really lends itself to inexpensive decorating, which is nice because we all know what a chunk the upcoming holidays can take out of the old budget. It's also a wonderful holiday to share decorating with kids.Nature provides the most wonderful...

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Roasting and Carving a Turkey with Ease

Article / Updated 10-31-2022

Holiday meal planning often includes a main course of roasted turkey, a Thanksgiving favorite baked to a golden bronze and served up with richly flavored and piping hot stuffing. Cooking and carving your turkey can be simple tasks, with these easy-to-foll...

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Adding Visual Appeal to Your Thanksgiving Meal

Article / Updated 10-26-2022

You’ve worked hard deciding what foods to serve on Thanksgiving and have chosen the finest ingredients. On Thanksgiving Day, why not create some visual impact with the food you’re going to serve? Here are tips for adding some flair: Make your own dip...

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Simple Ideas for Thanksgiving Decorating

Article / Updated 10-26-2022

To decorate for Thanksgiving, you can choose from a variety of colors and styles aside from the typical, traditional theme for decorating. Choose from the many colors, items, and accent pieces in the following table to get ideas or inspiration for your Th...

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10 Tips for Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Prep

Article / Updated 10-26-2022

Even the cook should get to enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving. So, if you're hosting this year's holiday festivities, follow these tips to help take the stress out of getting ready to cook a Thanksgiving meal: Make a plan: Poor planning is probably the gr...

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Foods You Can Prepare before Thanksgiving

Article / Updated 10-26-2022

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a big endeavor, but you can take a lot of the stress out of the holiday by preparing some foods in advance. Take some time to go over your menu and determine which dishes you can make ahead of time. Read on to see suggestion...

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How to Make a Thanksgiving Garland

Article / Updated 10-26-2022

Making a Thanksgiving garland is an inexpensive and fun craft. To create gorgeous garlands for Thanksgiving, you just string together autumn-themed flowers and ornaments. Drape your garland on banisters, around chandeliers, on mantels, or on ceilings. You...

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Planning Beverages to Serve with Thanksgiving Dinner

Article / Updated 10-26-2022

If you are serving dinner to a Thanksgiving crowd you will need to include room in your budget for drinks. Plan on offering hot and cold drinks and always be sure to offer water. And don’t forget to have plenty of ice on hand.When serving soft drinks, i...

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Planning Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget

Article / Updated 10-26-2022

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner for a crowd can be expensive, so it’s important that you start out with a firm look at your budget. If you’re the one making Thanksgiving dinner, ask yourself the following questions: How much can you spend? You may be thi...

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10 Ways to Prepare a Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Article / Updated 10-26-2022

Cooking for a crowd on Thanksgiving is always a little stressful. But with a little planning, your Thanksgiving dinner will arrive on the table without incident. Keep these tips in mind to run a smooth kitchen, which is especially important for a big holi...

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