14 Insane Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Need to Make

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Thanksgiving turkeys get a lot of hype, but really? It’s the side dishes that people look forward to all year. It’s the mashed potatoes, the stuffing, the corn casserole and the cranberry sauce that people look forward to all year. While some people are traditionalists when it comes to the big meal, others like to mix it up and add fresh new Thanksgiving side dishes to the dinner table each year. …

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9 Essentials to Know When Hosting Thanksgiving for the First Time

Food, How-To

If you are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, you’re probably wondering where to start. Hosting Thanksgiving for the first time is a big milestone whether you’re hosting three people or 30, especially if you’re taking over hosting duties from a family member who has established some long-standing traditions. The first time I cooked Thanksgiving dinner was for a “Friendsgiving” in college. It was also the first time I had ever dared venture into the body cavity of a…

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Italian Wedding Soup

Cooking for a Crowd, Recipes, Weekend Cooking, Worknight Dinners

In some households, the approach of Fall means pumpkin spice, sweaters and apple picking. It used to be that way for me too, until last year when Brad and I moved in together. In my household, “Fall” starts the day Ohio State plays its first football game and the only Saturday I can drag my boyfriend out for some pumpkin patch and apple cider shenanigans is on bye week.…

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How To Stock a Basic Bar Cart [Plus: Cocktails!]

Entertaining, Home

We’ve talked about how to style a basic bar cart for your home, but how do you make stock your basic bar cart to make it practical and functional, too? A good assortment of spirits, mixers, garnishes, glassware and a few pieces of key barware are paramount to getting your at-home bartending game on. Whether you’re stocking your first basic bar cart or replenishing your spirits for upcoming entertaining needs, here’s how to do it without breaking the bank. What You Need…

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Five Things You “Knead” to Know About Homemade Pasta

Food, How-To

The first time I tried making homemade pasta I was sure I was going to break it, drop it or roll the delicate sheets so thin that I could barely lift them without poking finger sized holes into the pliable dough. I wish I could finish this anecdote with a heroic tale of how I hit my linguine out of the park but actually? I did all three of those things and at the end of my class, still ate some…

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