I tried that weird Thanksgiving leftovers cake and it actually worked!

Have you seen that weird mashup of Thanksgiving food that Chow made into a big cake?

I decided to see if it lived up to the hype in an adapted, and probably more palatable mini version in a Thanksgiving leftovers cake. The most surprising part? It actually worked AND it was tasty. Plus, it's just weird and that makes it all the better.

Pumpkin spice up yo' life with these fall pumpkin recipes

Are you totally over pumpkin recipes yet?! I never tire of a little basic bish pumpkin spice, so I'm showing you three pumpkin-filled monstrosities of yumminess to serve up well into Thanksgiving season. Extend the goodness as long as you like. We've got some pancakes, killer dream bars, and a versatile dip that you can re-purpose in all kinds of ways. Shall we tempt your already-pumpkin spiced taste buds a little more? I say AYE!

How to make the easiest 3-ingredient cranberry sauce

Just in time for Thanksgiving, I'm going to teach you how to make the easiest cranberry sauce you've ever had. You can make this a day or two before, or you can even can it and save it for years. This makes a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and you can pretend you went to a ton of effort to make it…

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De-stressing the holidays: Ditching traffic, fake smiles, and our parents

I love the holidays. I love the food, the family, and the general festive atmosphere. I hate the stress though. Add to this that my career choice primarily involves dealing with difficult people and that the holiday season is THE busiest time of year for those kinds of jobs (read: retail and waiting tables), the stress of the holidays is almost more than I can handle. Then I started thinking about what the holidays meant when I was growing up…