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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…

Clever Ways to Store Your Christmas Decor

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The fun part is over, and the not-so-fun part of putting up the holiday decor is near. Every year I try to upgrade my Christmas storage so that next year the holidays can go more smoothly. When buying Christmas decor storage, it's important to look for things like hard-case storage for breakable ornaments, rolling storage that is easy to move, and storage with clear views to what's inside so you know exactly what is what when you start lugging out the decor next Christmas. Pictured Above: Wheeled Tree Storage bag via Pier 1


1. Snapware Snap 'N Stack Large 3 Layer Ornament & Seasonal Storage Container, $32.95

2. Richards Homewares 36" Holiday Wreath Bag with Center Storage, $19.99

3. Santa's Bags SB-10100 9-Foot Upright Tree-Storage Bag, $46.00

4. Christmas Giftwrap Storage Bag by Whitmor, $14

5. Hanging Wrapping Paper Organizer, $22

6. Classic Accessories Seasons Christmas Tree Rolling Storage Duffel, $77.85

7. Classic Accessories Seasons Holiday Lights Storage Duffel, $46.40


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  1. My parents ended up having everything in those clear plastic boxes- they made for safe storage and as a good way to recall where everything was.

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