Why You Should Skip Washing Your Turkey this Thanksgiving

One of my absolute least favorite Thanksgiving dishes to prepare, ironically enough, is the turkey. I want the photo-worthy table with the gloriously golden, crisp skinned turkey shining like a holiday beacon in the center of it all… but oh, the lengths you have to go to in order to get it. Handling a massive raw bird makes me feel like a true […]

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Marital Boozing on a Budget: Signature Wedding Cocktails for Every Season

Wedding planning: It’s more fun than you’ve ever had and pull-your-hair-out stressful all at the same time. What I didn’t expect when planning my own wedding was just how hard decisions would be. Yes, I had an idea of what I wanted. That’s not the hard part. What people don’t talk about is everything else you need to consider: What […]

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How Your Slow Cooker Can Make This the Easiest Thanksgiving Ever

Calling all who lean on and cherish their slow cookers through the hustle in bustle of day-to-day life, and are ready to take that relationship to the next level: bringing it to family Thanksgiving. As any Crockpot convert knows, slow cookers are crazy versatile and highly lovable (no matter what the haters say). Minimal prep is required for slow cooking, creating time […]

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How to Deal with Thanksgiving Leftovers–The Semi-Dreaded Gift That Keeps on Giving

  What the hell am I supposed to do with all these leftovers? It’s the question heard around the world the day after Thanksgiving. Why? Because once Thanksgiving is over, you can count on two things: One, a food coma from stuffing yourself silly. Two, leftovers. Lots of ’em. Like many, I can tolerate eating turkey and a few sides […]

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8 Confusing Food Labeling Phrases That Might Have You Fooled

Food is a lot of things. Food is nourishment, inspiration, and tradition. But food is also a business. A label placed on any food product’s packaging is a good thing that we need in order to understand what we are buying–but it also serves as a tiny advertising slot for food companies to entice consumers to put the product in their cart. […]

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All the Delicious Ways That You Can Celebrate National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Month

    Of all the calendar months, November is a pretty big one when it comes to food. But before we rush to Thanksgiving banter, it’s only right that we pay homage to the most important matter at hand–November is National Cinnamon Raisin Bread month. That’s right. Good ol’ cinnamon raisin bread. Sort of like that stuffed animal you outgrew […]

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The Election is Over–So Let’s Just Focus on Cookies for a Minute

    I would imagine that regardless of how you voted yesterday (or if you voted at all), you can probably agree that this has been one of the most intensely controversial, stressful, and generally odd presidential races we have ever witnessed as a nation. Whether you’re feeling numb, victorious, or utterly nauseated today, the election is done. And now that election […]

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5 Smart Tips for How to Tackle Breakfast on Thanksgiving Day

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, whether for the first or 50th time, you’ve likely been focusing almost, if not entirely, on the big feast. It’s pretty obvious that the Thanksgiving meal gets all the attention–and for good reason. The Thanksgiving spread is one of, if not the most sacred and traditional of all American holiday meals, and it follows a […]

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5 Updated Side Dishes to Try on Your Turkey Day Table This Year

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, 2 1/2 weeks away to be exact, and if there’s anything I’ve learned about the holidays the past few years since becoming an integral part of the holiday cooking responsibilities that are shared among the Crist women, it’s that preparation is key. If you wait until the last minute, you’ll inevitably settle for the same-old, same […]

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4 Ways to Caffeinate at Your Desk That Taste Way Better Than the Crappy Office Coffee

  Where you get or how you make your morning cup of coffee says a lot about you. Whether you brew a pot at home, buy it from a cafe on the way to work, or settle for a cup at your office, java lovers can all agree that not all coffee is created equal. Finding a good caffeine fix […]

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