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At the time, I was more concerned about hosting duties and making sure my family was having a good time, so I just tried to roll with it. Nobody in the family had the guts to say anything, except to talk about it after he left.

This year though… fuck that, I don't want any of that shit in my house.

How do I keep his horrible attitude in line in my own home?

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Every October, I host a "spooky food book optional club." You don't have to read anything for that, either. However, I get my OCD hostess urges out of my system and inflict, er, treat my friends to some unusual recipes. So far, everyone has survived these spooky treats…