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Hospitality: making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.
November 19th, 2014
A Thanksgiving Feast Of Ideas!

We scoured the archives for our best Thanksgiving recipes, helpful hints and more -- all in one spot!

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Say “Bye Bye” To Plain Pumpkin Pie
Say “Bye Bye” To Plain Pumpkin PieSure, pumpkin pie is a classic, must-have item at any Thanksgiving table. But why not mix things up this year with these exciting variations on this classic fall dessert.
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Is It A Yam Or A Sweet Potato? Is It A Yam Or A Sweet Potato? It’s been said that yams have an identity crisis, because they are often mislabeled as sweet potatoes. Here's how to tell the difference.
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Does Thanksgiving Dinner Make You Sleepy? Does Thanksgiving Dinner Make You Sleepy? Tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is often used as an excuse for falling asleep after that big holiday meal. But is that truly the culprit?
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8 Things To Do On Thanksgiving Besides Watch Football 8 Things To Do On Thanksgiving Besides Watch Football The meal is complete, the dishes are done and it’s time to be with family and friends. Now what?
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Historic Thanksgiving Storms
Historic Thanksgiving Storms Many people dream of a white Christmas but sometimes the white stuff comes early. Check out some of these historical Thanksgiving storms that created some havoc for this late November holiday.
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Waning Crescent Moon, 11% of Full Waning Crescent
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Cut Hair to Retard Growth, Mow to Retard Growth, Get Married, Entertain Friends, Host a Party

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Gardening Tasks

November 18th - November 19th
Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops. Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers Now.

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