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November 7, 2012

Courtney Caughey-Stambul: Turkey Day — preparing for the Big Meal!

NEW CASTLE — We are only two weeks away from the biggest food-related holiday of the year.

Are you prepared? If not, allow me to offer some suggestions to make this Thanksgiving your best one yet.

Don't wait until the last minute. Start cooking up to three days in advance.

If you're unsure what dishes can be made ahead of time, Real Simple Magazine has the solution to your problem — an interactive checklist.

For a checklist, CLICK HERE.

Don't forget about the beverages. Have a cocktail with dinner.

Food Network has some great drink recipes on its website. Instead of cranberries in a bowl, how about cranberries in a glass?

For the Whiskey-Cranberry Slush recipe, CLICK HERE.

Don't skimp on the holiday decor. Add a beautiful centerpiece to your table.

Yes, the meal is the most important, but why not add elegance to your dinner with some fall decor?

For some Secrets to a Spectacular Thanksgiving Centerpiece, CLICK HERE.

Do you have a suggestion you would like to add to my list? Share it! Email me at

Here's to a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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