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How Four Chefs Plan to Spend Thanksgiving

By Ellen Miller, November 18, 2016  |  More Posts by Ellen Miller

Chefs — they’re just like us! — but with expertly prepared dishes on their Thanksgiving tables, of course. Find out how four pros plan on spending the holiday, and steal their secrets to make your meal even more special.

Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby

Chefs and co-owners of Vedge, an award-winning vegan

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12 Delicious Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Alice K. Thompson, November 18, 2016  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

When the annual feast is over, the guests have gone, and the warmth and compliments have been savored. What’s next? Leftovers! They’re almost as good as the celebration itself, with the added benefit that you can enjoy them at a leisurely pace, with no expectations−you’re now free to go wildly untraditional! We’ve got a cornucopia of ways to enjoy your delicious bounty. But first, whet your appetite with this video of our ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwichthen read on for more creative ideas and some foolproof  recipes.


It’s the queen of the leftovers, and amazingly versatile. Storing it properly will keep it moist and delicious: Remove all the meat from the carcass the night of Thanksgiving, then

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One Week to Go: Here's an Easy Thanksgiving Planning Primer

By Whole Story Editors, November 17, 2016  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors


We’ve put together a Thanksgiving planning checklist starting from a month out, but now there’s just one week until the big day. Here are our top tips for getting ahead this upcoming week. Start now and reduce your stress later—you’ve got this! (Remember you don’t have to make it all!  Reserve your entrees, sides, holiday meals and more online or in-store

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What the Pros Know: Thanksgiving Tips from our Experts

By Whole Story Editors, November 10, 2016  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Basic Brine for Turkey

Whether you’re a first-timer trying to impress friends and family or a seasoned cook looking for new tricks, our experts are here to help you make sure your celebration is a success. Here, some can’t-miss secrets for from our culinary and lifestyle pros:

Molly Siegler, Food Editor

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How to Ace Your Holiday Potluck

By Alice K. Thompson, November 10, 2016  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Potluck cooking and hosting can be a brilliant way to approach holiday entertaining. The plan might be for a meal to which everyone contributes, or perhaps just a host asking for a few contributions to round out his or her menu. Here are some foolproof tips and recipes for anyone hosting or attending, whether it’s a joint-effort dinner or brunch, eggnog party, cookie swap, or New Year’s Eve festivities.

Tips for hosts and organizers

  • Assigning guests to bring a specific dish helps ensure you’ve got all the holiday favorites covered.
  • You’ll probably be asked for suggestions on what to contribute, so it’s good to have
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