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Handpicked for the Holidays: Gifts for Everyone on Your List

By Whole Story Editors, November 23, 2016  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Mom, Dad, kids, grandparents, teachers, neighbors and more! We’ve got gifts for absolutely everyone on your list. Read on for ideas and inspiration.

Kitchen

We paired up with one of our favorite home brands, west elm, to create a collection of sturdy — and pretty — cotton kitchen goods. Each piece is made in Guatemala from a unique 100% cotton-blend thread created by The New Denim Project, an operation dedicated to developing supply lines for upcycled denim. As part of our joint effort to alleviate poverty in Guatemala and around the world, $1 of the purchase price of each item benefits

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Get to Know Compound Butter

By Megan Myers, November 18, 2016  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Looking for a way to add a creative spark to your holiday dinners or jazz up weekend brunch? Look no further than compound butters, one of the simplest ways to elevate any meal.

Compound butters are simply butter mixed with other ingredients for a unique, flavorful spread. They’re wonderful on roasted birds, slathered on a roll, or dolloped onto hot waffles. You can make up a variety of butters to have on hand for dinner, or even have a compound butter bar so your guests can create their own combinations.

To make compound butter, you only need softened butter — preferably unsalted, so you can better customize the flavor — and whatever ingredients you want to add. Here’s a

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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.

Turkey

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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