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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: ASOS Metallic Belted Bengaline Bandeau Dress





Between researching holiday dresses for the blog and a wedding I might attend this spring, I've been looking at oodles and oodles of beautiful cocktail dresses, and this ASOS Metallic Belted Bengaline Bandeau Dress has really caught my eye. It the kind of dress I like so much, I don't really care if I have occasion to wear it, I'll buy it just in case! I've never really been a huge fan of the peplum for myself, but on this dress, it's so modern and fitted that I will for a change wear one. The metallic belt really pulls it together; paired with dress pumps and a nice clutch, this dress is perfect to wear to a fancy cocktail party or wedding. Though it's still casual enough for a nice dinner date. It's available in wine (pictured above) or forest green. I'll definitely go with the wine color! Click here to shop.



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