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If You're Hosting Thanksgiving This Year, Here's A Ton Of Really Good Ideas

Recipes, entertaining tips, and more!

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Thanksgiving is almost here, but that's definitely not news to you if you're cooking and hosting this year.

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Preparing what's basically the biggest meal of the year is no joke. Between getting all of the shit you need to actually making your home look like it belongs to a decent human person, there are so many details that it gets overwhelming in zero time. We rounded up a bunch of posts with amazing recipes, cooking hacks, and more so that all of your guests will think you're the next Martha Stewart — but better.

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Some of us prefer starched, fluffy mashed potatoes, while others need theirs loaded up with garlic. Recipes for both (and more!) here.

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11. 17 Thanksgiving Mistakes Everybody Makes

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If you've ever made a pumpkin pie that spilled over the sides, here's why: The filling puffs as it cooks, thanks to the eggs mixed in. This year, leave at least half an inch of crust above the filling so that there’s no messy spillover. Voilà!

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If you realize at 10 am on Thanksgiving day that you don't have a roasting rack, don't panic! DIY one out of foil based on the instructions here.

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A handy dandy bench scraper will help you clear off all those scraps in no time.