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Easy Recipes to Rescue Thanksgiving Day Leftovers

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, your kitchen is a mess, and the leftovers from your blowout meal are taking up all of the space in your already crammed refrigerator. Don’t panic. These easy recipes will help make your dry, day-old stuffing and stale bread taste new again while clearing some space in the icebox. As for the messy kitchen? Sorry, you’re on your own with that.

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Look What I Made: Cinnamon Baked Apples

Baked apples are both versatile and delicious. They can be eaten late at night alongside a scoop (or three) of vanilla ice cream, or at the crack of dawn with your morning cup of coffee. They’re the perfect addition to any holiday spread, and while dinner guests may “ooh” and “aww” at each succulent apple, heaping with toasted nuts and warm fruit, they’re relatively easy to make.

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Taste Test Thursday: Pumpkin Pie

Iron your great grandmother’s fall foliage table runner and polish your turkey-shaped candelabras, Thanksgiving is merely a week away. How did it creep up so fast? Good question. Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to dust off your Williams-Sonoma cookbook, though. Area grocery stores are stocked full of ready-made, no fuss options for your holiday banquet. Some of which aren’t too shabby, either.

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Taste Test Thursday: Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and while your Pinterest board may be overflowing with mouthwatering recipes that you’ve been daydreaming about making since April, it’s important to keep alternative, quick options on hand. Let’s face it, life throws curveballs — especially around the holidays — and that heavenly turkey and cranberry strudel that you’ve been dreaming of might never materialize.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be tasting Thanksgiving staples that can be purchased at grocery stores in and around Dallas. We’re kicking things off this week with cranberry sauce. The holiday side comes in a variety of flavors, shapes and consistencies. My personal favorite is the gelatinous blob that comes in the shape of the can. The more can rings imprinted on the mold, the better. On the other hand, there are some delectable whole-berry, organic sauces out there that are sure to delight even the snobbiest of dinner guests.

I ran around to a handful of grocery store in town and picked up a few varieties of cranberry sauces, and a handful of helpful D Magazine staff members tasted them. Here’s what they thought.

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Thanksgiving Stuffing: 7 Mini Reviews of Dallas’ Dressing Situation

To say I love stuffing is to be polite in front of strangers. My infatuation with stuffing (or “dressing” if you’re fancy) runs deeper than allegiances to blood or country. I know what you’re probably thinking: “Yeah right, Jake. A side that consists of bread crumbs, onion, celery, salt, pepper, and other spices is so […]

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Book Your Thanksgiving Reservations and Order That Turkey.

Thanksgiving is 10 days away. That’s scary. After Thanksgiving, there’s only Christmas to look forward to, then New Year’s, and then it’s all over. The holiday season is done. No more candy canes, no more cookies with red and green icing. Time to hyperventilate a little. Or, if you’re like me, pretend life is wonderful […]

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