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Q&A: Thanksgiving 911

Every Thanksgiving hostess has his or her moments of anxiety. Hell, I've been making holiday dinners and hosting dinner parties for a decade, and I still get a little nervous when it come to roasting the perfect turkey. That combined with kids, houseguests, and having to make an endless supply of side dishes all timed in perfect harmony...it's a lot for one person. Hopefully by the time you've read this post, I will have answered any of your looming questions, but if there is still anything you are concerned about, please leave a comment at the end of the post, and I'll be sure to answer. Pictured above: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
1. What if I overcook the turkey, and the breast meat is dry? Slice it thin and soak it in warm chicken or turkey stock.
2. How do I get the skin beautiful golden brown? Lots of butter! Separate the skin and push butter directly over the meat then spread more butter over the outside of the skin. Also cover just the breast of th…

10 Patriotic Party Supplies for the Perfect 4th of July Bash

4th of July Party Supplies

The 4th of July is just around the corner. Here are some fun patriotic products to help you throw the red, white, and blue party of your dreams. You can really take the party up a notch by infusing every area with some patriotic flair. I love those little 4th of July paper ice cream bowls. It's a great way to make a 4th of July themed dessert without actually having to bake or decorate anything. The red, white, and blue sixlets below are also the perfect way to add to your dessert table. Place some in a candy dish for a quick addition, and wrap them up in cello bags for easy 4th of July party favors.

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