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Microwaving Thanksgiving Leftovers

Farmers' Almanac - Vegetarian cuisine

Before microwaving your Thanksgiving leftovers, arrange food around the edge of the plate, leaving the center free, and cover, to ensure more even heating.

Fluffier Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potato - Potato

To make the fluffiest mashed potatoes, boil up a starchier variety like Russets or bakers. These absorb butter and cream the best.

Have a costume swap!

Why overpay for a store bought costume when you can get one for free? Organize other families in your neighborhood and trade last year’s costume for something your kids will love.

Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh

Tree - Christmas Tree

Cut 1″ from the bottom when you bring it home from the lot to keep it fresher longer. Bonus Tip: Save the piece of wood and write your name and the year on it to treasure as a family keepsake ornament!

Keep Your Turkey Moist

Don’t baste your turkey. It will cook faster, and stay juicier, if you leave the oven door shut.

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