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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…

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Of all the Mother's Day gift guides I've done over the years, the ones that have received the most hits (and sales) are my gardening gift guides. Whether your mom is an avid gardener or has always wanted to start a small garden; a tote filled with tools, pretty gardening gloves, and some seeds or bulbs is the perfect gift for Mother's Day. If your mom already has a nice gardening tote, use a decorative flower pot as a gift basket to fill with fancy new tools and some seed packets. You could also include her favorite tea or some pretty hand lotion. Pictured above: Picnic Time 740-93-190-000-0 Garden Metro Basket with Tools

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  1. My mother loved to garden, when she was able to.

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