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How To : Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade online

For those of us living in any of the 49 states other than New York on Thanksgiving Day, checking out the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade at New York is more a dream than reality. While the parade airs every Thanksgiving on television, it's also possible to catch the fest ...more

How To : Make a Thanksgiving Turducken

Ah, turducken. The fondest of all portmanteau words and the tastiest of all Thanksgiving day meals. Turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken—three glorious poultry meats molded into one marvelous, boneless hunk of flesh that any sane carnivore wouldn't ...more

How To : Fold napkins beautifully for Thanksgiving

If you've found yourself visiting a few too many fast food restaurants, you've probably forgotten the beauty that napkins can amount to when given the proper fold and tuck. When throwing a dinner party, it's important that your entire tablescape match and look polished, inclu ...more

How To : Make an Easy Turkey-Shaped Cake for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the belts are already loosening in preparation. Besides the copious amounts of turkey, stuffing, greens, and pies, you may have enough room for some classic cake. Now, in the spirit of T-day, if you're a guest, you definitely want t ...more

News : The Most Disgusting Thanksgiving Recipe This Year

Amy Wisniewski’s Thanksgiving Turkey Cake looks like a yummy carrot cake with fluffy pumpkin pie frosting, but it's not. SO not. Amy's creation may be shaped like a cake, but its ingredients include ground turkey breast, yams, and mashed potatoes. "Whether this Thanksgiving c ...more

How To : Make Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes

Betty Crocker does it again. These beautifully decorated cupcakes are perfect for a Thanksgiving project. Watch this video and learn how to make your own turkey cupcakes. Don't forget to use the candy corn to make the turkey's feathers and beak. Your kids will love this creati ...more

How To : Carve a Thanksgiving turkey

Tradition says slice the turkey at the table, but we think your guests will just as happy with a pretty, plated presentation. Watch this video to learn how to properly carve a turkey this Thanksgiving! You will need: a serving tray cooked turkey cutting board carving knife L ...more

How To : Season a turkey with herbs for Thanksgiving

The turkey is the A-list star of your Thanksgiving table, so it only makes sense to make sure it's as savory and enjoyable as possible, right? Take a look at this Thanksgiving tutorial to learn how to season a turkey. Starting from an initial salt layer, you'll move on to a r ...more

How To : Cook a quick and easy perfect Thanksgiving turkey

Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving dinner showpiece when you roast up a moist, golden bird. Learn how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. You will need: 12-14 lb. kosher or self-basting turkey roasting pan with rack aluminum foil large plate instant-read thermometer ...more

How To : Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey in Half the Time

I've never been a huge fan of the traditional roasted turkey at Thanksgiving. Different parts of the bird finish cooking at different times, so by the time the legs are cooked through, the breast meat is totally dry. If you don't want to go the deep-frying route, how can you s ...more

How To : Debone a turkey for Thanksgiving

Part of the fun of Thanksgiving is getting to eat the turkey. Before you do that, though, you need to get some prep done first. Chef Eric shows you the best way to debone a turkey. It's similar to deboning a chicken, but with some significant changes.

How To : Craft a turkey gourd Thanksgiving centerpiece

This how-to video from a Piece of Craft shows a way to take some fall seasonal gourds to make a decorative centerpiece for you Thanksgiving tabletop. You will need artificial leaves and berries, candles, and gourds. Watch this video hosting tutorial and learn how to craft a tu ...more

How To : Cook a Thanksgiving Stuffing in a Rice Cooker

Here's a fun alternative to using bread crumbs in your Thanksgiving stuffing - make it with rice in a rice cooker! Use rice, almonds, butter, a tart red apple, onion, celery, poultry seasoning, thyme and chicken stock. Then mix them all up and cook them in a rice cooker!

How To : Bake Thanksgiving sweet potatoes with marshmallows

What's better than melted marshmallow goodness on top of sweet potatoes? This great Thanksgiving dinner side is delicious and easy to make! Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how-to bake sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows. Thanksgiving Day sweet potatoe ...more

How To : Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

There are those who prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to the actual official meal, much like people who prefer cold pizza. I'm definitely in the latter camp. There's something luxurious about enjoying your perfectly cooked turkey and stuffing while wearing sweatpants and not havin ...more

How To : Design a Thanksgiving cornucopia

A cornucopia is a classic Thanksgiving tradition. Nothing says fall like a beautiful cornucopia arrangement. In this tutorial, learn how to make a quick and easy cornucopia for your Thanksgiving table, that is beautiful and sure to impress. You Will Need: *Fall roses *Lavender ...more

How To : Deep Fry Your Thanksgiving Bird

Looking for something a little more exhilarating this Thanksgiving? Something with a bit more kick? Forget traditional roasted turkey. If you've got the stomach for it, try turducken, a wonderful triplex of turkey, duck and chicken with sausage stuffing and Cajun seasoning. Or ...more

How To : Deep fry a turkey for Thanksgiving with Paula Deen

Still baking your turkey all traditional-like in the oven? Why not try a new way of serving turkey this year for Thanksgiving that doesn't even involve the oven? It may sound odd and even a bit difficult, but deep frying a turkey is one of the best ways to eat a turkey. If yo ...more

How To : Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes on Thanksgiving

From choosing the right potato to the movement at which you mash your cut and boiled spuds, making the perfect mashed potatoes requires more attention to detail than you might think. First things first — choose the right potato based on your personal preference for whether yo ...more

How To : Deep Fry Your Whole Freakin’ Thanksgiving Dinner

The debate over whether to deep-fry or roast a Thanksgiving turkey can get pretty heated. Both have their merits, but it's hard to argue with that crispy, golden brown skin and moist texture that the fryer gives. But what's better than a deep-fried turkey? An entire deep-frie ...more

How To : Create a Pine Cone & Berry Thanksgiving Decoration

You probably decorate your dining room table for Christmas, but what about Thanksgiving? We realize that the big turkey, mashed potatoes, and various other sides take up most of the room on the table, but that doesn't mean you can't add some non-edible flavor. Make your dinin ...more

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