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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: Williams Sonoma Gingerbread Estate


I'm not sure if I could ever justify spending hundreds of dollars ($259 to be exact) on a gingerbread house, but it sure is pretty to look at. That is how much the Williams Sonoma Gingerbread Estate pictured above costs. It arrives fully assembled and good enough to eat, so I can imagine it as a unique dessert and centerpiece for a Christmas wedding or some other black tie holiday event. I could also see it as a high-ticket auction item for a holiday fundraiser. Would you ever pay that much for a gingerbread house?

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  1. I don't think so, no. It does look quite beautiful, though!

    We had gingerbread houses a couple of Christmases, but I don't recall anyone in the family having that much of a taste for gingerbread.

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    1. Yeah, I can't imagine who actually buys this...rich people using it as a centerpiece I suppose. I think it would be perfect for a black tie holiday fundraiser as an auction item.

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