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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…

The Daily Find: Frankenstein's Monster and Bride Plates


I've always had a fascination with the classic monster movies. I still remember the first time I watched a scary movie (which happened to be a black and white movie marathon featuring Frankenstein and The Wolf Man) at a friend's house when I was too young to be able to watch scary movies. Sorry, mom! I later caught myself up on all the others - The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, and Dracula. These Frankenstein's Monster and Bride Plates are perfect for a Halloween party, particularly a black and white monster themed party. At $3.98 for a set of two, it would be easy to stock up. Click here to shop!

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  1. I think I was more interested in the Bride than the Monster!

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