The pièce de résistance of Thanksgiving is the turkey. For a first-timer, the bird can seem intimidating, but there are dozens of YouTube tutorials, depending whether you choose to stuff the bird. Don't forget to buy the turkey a couple days ahead of time, or you'll be stuck with a frozen block of ice bird.
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For many, Thanksgiving kicks off the most stressful time of year. Getting together with family and friends during the holidays is always enjoyable, but playing host can be a burden -- especially if you're not prepared.
If you've yet to pin a single recipe on your well-intended Thanksgiving Pinterest board, don't panic. There's still plenty of time to prepare a meal fit for two, or twelve. YouTube is chock-full of cooking videos that will show you how to make all of the classic dishes served on Thanksgiving.
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While the gallery above will take you step-by-step through the perfect meal, it's important to grab the ingredients early, especially the most-anticipated dish: the turkey. (Speaking from experience, if you wait until the last minute to buy a turkey, the only bird left will be the heaviest in the store, and it won't even fit in your oven. Or the bird will not thaw in time, and your guests will enjoy a very Nordic Thanksgiving, complete with giant turkey legs.)
What dish do you plan to serve at Thanksgiving? Share your favorite recipe in the comments below.
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