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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: Nordic Ware Pumpkin Patch Loaf Pan


I'm always on the lookout for an easier way to do things for the holidays. A pumpkin-shaped baking mold like the Nordic Ware Pumpkin Patch Loaf Pan is the perfect way to make a beautiful fall treat without having to spend extra time decorating. It looks so beautiful dusted with powdered sugar, don't you think? A pumpkin patch loaf is perfect for a fall brunch or even dessert if you serve it with maple syrup or salted caramel sauce. The pan would also be a lovely Thanksgiving hostess gift. Give it by itself or with a pumpkin loaf baked in it and tied with baker's twine. Click here to shop! Image via Williams Sonoma.

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