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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals You Need to Know About

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If there's one thing that gets us out of our Thanksgiving stuffed-to-the-gills turkey tryptophan food coma, it's a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale. Here are a few deals from our favorite shops that will help you cross off a few names from your list.

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The Best Big-Batch Thanksgiving Cocktail

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If you can't be trusted around an oven but still feel obligated to bring something -- anything -- to the Thanksgiving table, then this big-batch cocktail is the way to go. Made with fresh fruit, white wine, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla vodka, it's a sweet Thanksgiving cocktail that everyone at... read more

Trend Alert: A Perfectly Golden Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving is a mere week away, so we stopped into Christofle's Madison Avenue boutique to snag some tabletop inspiration from the Parisian master silversmiths. Over the past few months, they've hosted the Star Table Series, where a designer stages a dreamy, seasonal tabletop. Last night was the seventh in the series, "A Thanksgiving Setting" by... read more

The Best Chocolate Cake You'll Ever Have

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In the mood for something sweet? When that post-dinner craving hits, save room for an easy homemade dessert that doesn't take a whole lot of skill (or a fancy-looking stand mixer) to pull off. Just mix, bake and indulge: What You'll Need: For the Cake: 1 1/2 cups... read more

Creamy, Homemade Pumpkin Fettuccine You'll Crave

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We'll admit it -- homemade Fettuccine Alfredo sounds great in theory, but it's not exactly what comes to mind when you're trying to pull together a quick weeknight dinner. Luckily, this pumpkin fettuccine recipe courtesy of Cookie + Kate is the definition of easy (and delicious). Tossed with an alfredo-like pumpkin sauce and... read more

Thanksgiving Treat: Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Between the gravy, stuffing and never-ending supply of pie served at most Thanksgiving get-togethers, it's almost impossible to find a turkey day recipe that doesn't immediately send you into a food coma. Enter this acorn squash recipe courtesy of A Couple Cooks. Stuffed with healthy quinoa and... read more

Gift Guide for Him: Splurge / Save

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Buying for the man in your life can be tricky, especially when it comes to how much to spend. Whether you're looking to splurge on him with one big ticket item or save on his gift, we've got the goods for the man in your life. More Must-Clicks: The Ultimate Gift Guide for... read more

Hot Topic: What’s Fair When Splitting Holidays with Family?

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One of the first things I did when moving into a 940-square foot apartment more than 5 years ago with my then-boyfriend-now-husband was buy a large dining room table. "This space was made for entertaining!" I said. "Why do we have to... read more

4 Cheap Holiday Wines That Actually Taste Good

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  When it comes to holiday wine, you don't necessarily have to opt for an expensive bottle to impress those dinner guests (especially your picky in-laws). To help you prep for the next few hectic weeks, we got Master Sommelier Richard Betts to share his top pro picks for affordable holiday... read more

Win It! 3 Dessert Cookbooks for the Holidays

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With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, we're giving you the chance to win three holiday cookbooks from Chronicle Books! Whether you're looking to make gluten-free cookies, a fruit-filled pie, or a decadent chocolate cake, these baking books have all the dessert recipes you need to impress your... read more