Thanksgiving & Black Friday Shopping

Tips and tricks for surviving Black Friday and the Thanksgiving shopping season!

12 Essential Cooking Tools to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

12 essential cooking tools for Thanksgiving day

As you confirm your Thanksgiving dinner menu, you might find that you’re missing a few pieces of essential cooking equipment. Before heading out to shop, easily purchase these editor-approved Thanksgiving Day cooking tools online. From a fat separator to whip up the perfect gravy to a Crock-Pot to save…

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12 perfect hostess gift ideas for Thanksgiving

12 perfect Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas

If you’ve been invited to someone’s home for Thanksgiving dinner, it’s always a kind gesture to bring along a hostess gift. Below you’ll find Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas in all price ranges, from $10 to $60. From wine glasses to dish towels, coffee and tea gift baskets…

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How to Make Extra Money for the Holidays

How to make extra money for the holidays

I have two little girls who I enjoy spoiling over the holidays and I want to create fun memories doing festive activities with them. Now, there’s no reason I couldn’t do all of that on a budget, but I like to find ways to earn more money this time…

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Black Friday Tips

8 tips to prepare for Black Friday

Whether you’re a seasoned bargain hunter whose been waiting all year for holiday shopping season, or you’re on the fence about braving the Black Friday crowds, here are a few tips for getting the most out of the Black Friday deals. 1. Plan the night…

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Pumpkins in a field at sunset | Thanksgiving.com

The best pumpkins for pies

Field pumpkins, or jack-o-lanterns, are great for carving but their tough, fibrous flesh is less than ideal for kitchen use. Instead, if you’re planning on backing with your pumpkin, look for one of these pie-ready varieties of pumpkin. Cinderella pumpkins These pumpkins earned their moniker…

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Use the best whisk for whipping up gravy | Thanksgiving.com

The best whisk for your gravy

Who knew whisks could be such a polarizing kitchen utensil?! Chefs expound on what makes a great whisk, citing things like number of wires, flexibility, grip comfort. If you’re a casual cook and making gravy once a year, like Thanksgiving, you’ve probably only given your…

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Get perfect gravy - use a fat separator | Thanksgiving.com

Why you need a fat separator

Fat separators are specially designed measuring cups that make it easy to de-fat stock for gravies and sauces. They can also be called gravy strainers or soup strainers. By separating the broth and fat from your pan drippings, you are able to produce a flavorful, lean broth…

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