23 Cocktails That Will Help You Survive Thanksgiving Dinner With Your Family

There are two sides to a family gathering; the so "I'm so glad we got to visit" side and then there's the "Please just stop asking me questions!" side. These cocktails are the perfect remedy! Besides who doesn't need a little variety in their life?

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Food Network Star Sandra Lee Opens Up About Her Tough Upbringing: "Most People Would Call It a Terrible Childhood"

Food Network star Sandra Lee graced the most recent cover of Angeleno magazine. Inside, she opened up about her passion for philanthropy and social responsibility-- and shared that it all started with her own childhood.

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12 Things You'll Want (Need) To Buy From Chip and Joanna's Holiday Collection at Target

Chip and Joanna's new line at Target, Hearth & Hand, is everything I wished it could be, and more. My local Target doesn't have the mega display that some of the larger Target's have, but the setup and everything on display is practically perfection.

In case you didn't know, the Hearth & Hand collection has a ton of holiday items that, in true Joanna Gaines fashion, are the perfect mix of rustic and chic. I put in some really strenuous and labor-intensive time perusing the Hearth & Hand line (I know, but someone had to do it...) to see what items are true must-haves this holiday season, and long story short, you can do no wrong with any purchase from the collection. Sure, you might not have money left to buy gifts for your loved ones, but at least your house will look really cute.

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7 Ways to Make Sure Your Family's Thanksgiving Dinner Doesn't Turn Into WWW III

Perhaps there's too much pressure on Thanksgiving to be too many things too many people-- you have to have the best meal, be the most thankful, have the most stylish table decor and make sure no one is allergic to turkey. And all of these things have to be done in a way that doesn't offend your grandmother and gets your dad to the living room in time for the Dallas Cowboys game.

Typically, it just takes one ill-fated comment about universal healthcare to send the entire dinner off its rails. Let's avoid that this year.

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10 Old School Toys Your Kids Will Probably Have on Their Christmas List This Year

Children of the '80s and '90s can take a trip down memory lane simply by walking down the toy aisle and checking out several of their favorite retro toys making a comeback this Christmas. Some of these toys have been upgraded in the past 20 years with a new and improved look, while others are marketed to stir up nostalgia with their original logo and retro design. You're going to want them all – for your kids, of course.

10 Old School Toys Your Kids Will Probably Have on Their Christmas List This Year:


1. Teddy Ruxpin

Nooooo! Say it ain't so. Creepy Teddy Ruxpin is back! Notice he comes wearing his original outfit, which clearly hasn't gone out of style. Will you be his friend?

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Chip and Joanna Gaines Took a Vacation to Florence and Slept for 15 Hours Straight After Filming the Final Episode of "Fixer Upper"

After wrapping up the shoot for their very last episode of "Fixer Upper," Chip and Joanna Gaines hopped on a plane and headed to Florence, Italy for some serious rest and relaxation.

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5 Easy Ways to Fold a Cloth Napkin That Will Make Your Table Setting Extra Fancy

When it comes to planning your table settings for the holidays, taking one look at Pinterest for ideas is about enough to send you into a downward spiral. Ain't nobody got time to bedazzle 20 tiny pumpkins for every plate.

Cloth napkins are a really easy way to dress up your holiday table spread without having to go too far out of your way to make it happen. These 5 methods for folding a cloth napkin require zero Origami skills and are perfect for your tablescape at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just because!

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Ellen's Thanksgiving Seating Chart Strategy Will Help Any Family Through the Meal

Family holidays are the best, but they're also the worst. Sometimes, it's like your relatives want to get a rise out of everyone at the Thanksgiving dinner.

Luckily for families everywhere, Ellen DeGeneres has a seating chart strategy that'll help any family through almost any meal. And maybe if you focus on where everyone is sitting, you won't have to spend so much time on the food. Is that how that works?


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8 Tips And Tricks For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving

I love the holidays. This is my favorite time of year. It also happens to be the most stressful time of year for me– the crowded stores and streets, the overwhelming list of to-do's in my head, and the pressure of making everything perfect. The truth is, all of those stresses are avoidable. You can't change the crowd, but you can avoid it. People can help with your list. Nobody is holding you to perfection but yourself. It's time to make Thanksgiving about thankfulness again, instead of the what-if's and what you haven't done.

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