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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…

Valentine's Day Recipes + Entertaining Ideas

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Heart-Shaped Puff Pastry with Strawberry Jam Filling
These puff pastry hearts are the easiest thing you could bake for Valentine's Day or a sweet brunch. They're so versatile; you could fill them with any flavor jam, nut butter, or chocolate spread. You could even serve them without filling and simply coat them in powdered sugar.
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Pink and Red Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes 
If you're planning a romantic Valentine's Day Dinner or a grown-up Valentine's Day Party, try one of these festive cocktails in pink or red, or turn any cocktail into a Valentine's themed drink with this beautiful Pink  and Red Hearts Cocktail Rimming Sugar by Dell Cove Spice Co on Etsy (pictured above).
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How to Make Your Own Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
It's a shame we tend to reserve this decadent treat for only the fanciest of occasions. It's even more of a shame how much chocolate shops charge for them. They can cost an average of $40 for one dozen, while they cost under $10 to make. Chocolate covered strawberries are so easy and inexpensive to make. If you know how to work a microwave, you can make these!
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A Pretty Pink Strawberry Wine Cake
As you can see, this cake is not only delicious, but so beautiful as well. It's perfect for a spacial occasion. And it really requires less skill than you might think. The pretty roses and fresh strawberries do the work for you to create an incredibly impressive dessert.  
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Easy Valentine's Day Brownie Hearts
Whether you need a last-minute Valentine's Day party treat, or a last-minute handmade holiday gift, by using boxed brownie mix and heart-shaped paper bake ware, you can create easily create these Valentine's Day brownies in a snap.
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Valentine's Day Chocolate Strawberry Tartelettes
If you need a lightened up dessert for Valentine's Day, these strawberry tartelettes are perfect. Made with phyllo shells, low-fat chocolate pudding, and sweet little heart-shaped strawberry slices, they're a nice addition to a heart-themed dessert buffet or a romantic dinner. 
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Decadent Devil's Food Pancakes 
Who doesn't love chocolate for Valentine's Day? Make a sweet brunch or dessert for your sweetie with these rich chocolatey pancakes.
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How to Make Edible Heart-Shaped Cupcake Toppers
These love-themed cupcake topper candies are perfect for Valentine's Day or any heart-themed event. They'd also be a sweet addition to a wedding or anniversary menu. While they look very professional, I assure you they're so easy. If you know how to draw a heart, you can make these edible heart-shaped cupcake toppers.
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You don't have to be a professional baker to create adorable heart-shaped desserts for a Valentine's Day Party. You just need the right tools. By using heart-shaped baking molds or Valentine's Day cookie cutters, you can create any number of heart-shaped desserts for your Valentine's Day Party. Still, if you're lacking inspiration when it comes to decorating, or if you simply need to pin down the perfect cake-batter recipe, browse my top 25 picks for heart-shaped treats you can recreate using heart-shaped bake ware. Image and recipe by Glorious Treats.
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Heart-Themed Party Favors for Kids
For a children's Valentine's Day party or heart-themed birthday, favors are a must, just like with any kid's party. Between the grocery store, dollar store, and craft stores; there are so many possibilities.
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