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  • 6 snappy, statistics-based responses to those awful questions you get at the holidays

    6 snappy, statistics-based responses to those awful questions you get at the holidays

    Ah, home for the holidays. A time for fun. A time for family. A time to be interrogated about whether you've hit life's benchmarks, and if not, why, and when will you, you aren't getting any younger. Ah. Thanksgiving kicks off the five-week period during which your relatives will A) indulge in...

  • Another, more long-term Thanksgiving survival guide

    Another, more long-term Thanksgiving survival guide

    Happy Thanksgiving! You might think the exclamation point conveys our sincerity about the season but, in truth, we are not completely onboard with the holiday sentiment -- we regard it with a wariness that is sometimes difficult to contain. And we’re concerned about you, as well -- with your hopes...

  • How to cook a turkey

    How to cook a turkey

    Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first or the 50th time, having a step-by-step guide to cooking a great turkey is helpful for everyone. From brining the turkey before it hits the oven, to making sure it's done, to carving the bird for a beautiful presentation, Test Kitchen Director...

  • The day before Thanksgiving at the Santa Monica farmers market

    The day before Thanksgiving at the Santa Monica farmers market

    For Nate Peitso, Thanksgiving begins in July. The farmer and owner behind Maggie’s Farm planted eleven acres of sage on his Fillmore property late last summer. On Wednesday he will sell most of it within six hours. The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the Wednesday Santa...

  • A day-by-day guide to prepping the ultimate Thanksgiving

    A day-by-day guide to prepping the ultimate Thanksgiving

    Are you getting ready for the big meal? For some of us, planning Thanksgiving dinner is an exciting "Iron Chef"-like challenge; for others, it's perhaps more of an exercise in self-torture. Whether you're hosting your first Thanksgiving or your 50th, this is one meal that can best be tackled successfully...

  • Want to make donations for the holidays? Some places to consider

    Want to make donations for the holidays? Some places to consider

    Many local organizations that serve the needy are collecting donations this holiday season. If you'd like to make a food and or monetary donation, here are some programs looking for help. Food Finders, a food bank and food rescue program based in Lakewood, is hosting its annual food drive to serve...

  • Five beer brewers tell you which beers to bring to Thanksgiving

    Five beer brewers tell you which beers to bring to Thanksgiving

    No matter what form your Thanksgiving holiday takes, craft beer can be a welcome addition to any feast. The array of flavors and styles available to modern beer lovers means there’s a fitting match or memorable foil for every part of the celebration. We asked craft brewers from Los Angeles and...

  • The perfect cheese platter for Thanksgiving

    The perfect cheese platter for Thanksgiving

    Give thanks before the big feast with an easy appetizer -- a handpicked selection of American cheeses.

  • 14 recipe ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

    14 recipe ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

    It's the day after Thanksgiving, and you have all those leftovers from Thursday's big dinner. And while it's true that sometimes nothing tastes better than a cold plate of leftovers in the calm quiet the day after the big holiday, even the best leftovers can get a little boring after a while. Here...

  • What to drink with Thanksgiving dinner: How about a growler?

    What to drink with Thanksgiving dinner: How about a growler?

    The pairing possibilities for craft brews at your Thanksgiving feast are nearly limitless. From lively pilsners to awaken the appetite to syrupy barleywines to settle you into your turkey-coma, beer offers the versatility to fit into any menu. One way to include beer at the table this Thanksgiving...

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