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10 Things We Aren’t Thankful for This Year

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Where has the time gone? As you prepare your menu, it's time to reflect on what you're thankful for. But as always, there are a few things that we could really have done without this year. Hurricanes, superstorms and other freakish weather systems, for example, don't deserve our gratitude. Here are 10 things we aren't thankful for:

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What Is A “Self-Basting” Turkey?

As a life-long "foodie", I end up being the person a lot of my friends and co-workers come to with their food-related questions.  With the holidays just around the corner, I'm starting to get questions specifically about turkey.

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5 Things That Happen In America On Thanksgiving, But Probably Didn’t Happen With The Pilgrims

On the fourth Thursday this month, most Americans will have the day off and celebrate Thanksgiving. Some reflect, some state their gratitude, some just eat. Here's 5 things that happen on Thanksgiving.

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What Will Thanksgiving Dinner Cost This Year? — Dollars and Sense

The price of Thanksgiving is going up this year, but not as much as you might think.

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10 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving

  1. The famous pilgrim celebration at Plymouth Colony Massachusetts in 1621 is traditionally regarded as the first American Thanksgiving. However, there are actually 12 claims to where the “first” Thanksgiving took place: two in Texas, two in Florida, one in Maine, two in Virginia, and five in Massachusetts.

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32 Percent Have More to Be Thankful for This Year — Survey of the Day

Sometimes it gets lost in all the traveling and stuffing and football, but the point of Thanksgiving is to acknowledge the things you’re thankful for from the past year. According to a new poll from Harris Interactive of 2,463 adults, only 32 percent will have more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving than they have in the previous few Thanksgivings.

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8 Weird and Wacky Thanksgiving Items From Etsy

This Thanksgiving, let's all give thanks to online crafts, clothes and curios store Etsy.com. For without them, we'd be deprived of the following 10 items of pure holiday kitsch.

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10 Thanksgiving Pie Disasters

Ah, pie. One of the great joys of Thanksgiving…that can so easily turn to abject terror if done wrong. From burnt crusts, to terrible fillings, pie is either really good, or really, really bad. Here's

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10 Turkey-Flavored Foods That Look Absolutely Disgusting

White meat, dark meat… or Spam meat? Even the most devout Thanksgiving eaters might have a hard time swallowing these 10 turkey-flavored, truly unique and totally bizarre edibles below. Somebody please pass the (regular-flavored) Alka-Seltzer.

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Why We Eat What We Eat – Stories Behind Traditional Thanksgiving Foods

 

If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thought about why we eat those foods on Thanksgiving? Or, for that matter, why turkey is called “turkey”?

In order to answer these hard-hitting questions and maybe even give you some interesting small-talk for the table, here are the stories behind the traditional Thanksgiving foods.

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William Shatner Preaches Turkey Fryer Safety In Bizarre PSA [VIDEO]

This Thanksgiving PSA from William Shatner rests somewhere between his musical stylings and that time he threw a chair on ‘$20,000 Pyramid’ on the weirdness scale.

In the video below that Shatner made for State Farm Insurance, the onetime Capt. Kirk talks about the dangers of deep-frying a turkey.

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How To Roast A Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

The folks around here like to call me a "food snob" - because I like to cook.  As the resident "foodie", I've been asked to provide guidelines on roasting the perfect turkey.

The first step involved selecting a turkey

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