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  • Christmas Cookies Through the Years

    By Woman's Day Staff

    Grab a glass of milk-we dug into our archives to bring you the most delicious cookie from each decade of our 73 years (plus a few of our all-time favorites).

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  • Solutions for 11 Thanksgiving Food Disasters

    burnt Thanksgiving turkeyburnt Thanksgiving turkeyBy Amanda Berne

    If there were ever a time for Murphy's Law, Thanksgiving is it. With multiple pots and pans on the stove, a bird in the oven and relatives underfoot, it's almost impossible to have a fiasco-free holiday. Burnt turkey? Been there. Glue-like mashed potatoes? Done that. Mistakes happen-it's almost inevitable. Here are a few last-minute tips so your sanity doesn't burn up with the stuffing. Photo by iStockphoto

    Disaster 1: Burnt Turkey Top Chef contestant Ryan Scott remembers the first-and last-time he burned a turkey. "At the time I thought that higher heat was better," he says. "But I got caught up in the football game. The bird was burned on the outside, but uncooked." Once he peeled off the burnt skin, he was concerned about the meat drying out. He smeared butter, chopped parsley, garlic and shallots on the turkey, and reduced the temperature. While Scott missed the "ta-da" moment of carving the turkey tableside, he does admit to the ease of slicing in the kitchen.


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  • Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey + Buffalo Sauce = Your New Fave Sandwich

    By Woman's Day Kitchen


    Despite your family's best efforts, you're bound to wind up with plenty of turkey to eat after Thanksgiving dinner. This two-step recipe is a delicious way to ensure the holiday's main course doesn't go to waste. Photo by George Crudo/Stockfood

    Yields: 2
    Total Time: 10 min
    Prep Time: 10 min


    Related: See 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.

    Ingredients

    1/4 cup(s) lowfat sour cream
    2 teaspoon(s) fresh lemon juice
    1/8 teaspoon(s) sugar
    1/8 teaspoon(s) Kosher salt
    1/8 teaspoon(s) pepper
    2 cup(s) shredded iceberg lettuce
    2 scallions, finely chopped
    2 tablespoon(s) (heaping) crumbled blue cheese
    2 tablespoon(s) Buffalo wing sauce
    4 tablespoon(s) water
    6 ounce(s) shredded turkey
    2 bread rolls

    Related: Try the 6 best foods for sensitive stomachs.


    Directions

    1. In a bowl, whisk together sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, kosher salt, and pepper. Fold in shredded iceberg lettuce, scallions, and crumbled blue cheese. In a small skillet, whisk

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  • 5 Secrets to Looking Great in Holiday Photos

    By Woman's Day Staff


    The holiday season means party-going-and where there's a party, there's a camera. Learn how to look your best in photos at every fete with these simple tips. From perfecting your smile to smoothing your strands, these snapshot secrets will ensure that you never call yourself un-photogenic again. Photo by Getty Images

    Related: Discover 10 style tricks to look younger instantly!


    1. Brighten Your Smile

    Stash a whitening pen in your purse to quickly erase surface stains (use twice a day for two weeks to lighten teeth).

    Go Smile On The Go Teeth Whitening Pen, $22; GoSmile.com


    2. Swipe on Blush
    Avoid looking washed-out from the camera's flash by applying a bolder color to cheeks than you typically wear.

    Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Red, $22; JosieMaranCosmetics.com

    3. Add Some Sparkle
    A pair of drop earrings with eye-catching crystals will attract and reflect light, drawing attention to your face.

    Nine West Linear Leverback

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  • Liven Up Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Zesty Citrus Twist

    Liven Up Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Zesty Citrus TwistBy Woman's Day Kitchen


    Liven up the traditional pumpkin pie with the fresh flavor of citrus.Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Paige Hicks.


    Serves: 10
    Cost Per Serving: $1.12
    Prep Time: 30 min
    Total Time: 5 hr 30 min


    Related: Find out which foods keep you full longer.


    Nutritional Information
    (per serving)
    Calories 487
    Total Fat 35g
    Saturated Fat 20g
    Cholesterol 159mg
    Sodium 222mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40g
    Dietary Fiber 3g
    Sugars --
    Protein 6g
    Calcium --


    Related: Discover 8 calming foods that ease stress.


    Ingredients
    • 5 ounce(s) (about 40) vanilla wafer cookies, such as Nilla Wafers
    • 5 ounce(s) (about 19) gingersnap cookies
    • 6 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 envelope(s) (2 1/4 teaspoons) powdered gelatin
    • 3/4 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon(s)

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  • 10 Surprising Things Never to Share About Your Husband

    10 Surprising Things Never to Share About Your HusbandBy Kelly Stoddard


    You're out with your girlfriends having a great time (and maybe some wine), and you reveal a little more information than you should. Your TMI story about your high school boyfriend may be OK, but you've got to be extra careful when you veer into husband territory. Some truths about your main squeeze should be left unsaid-even if you want your friend's input. Learn which 10 subjects should be off limits (and why), so oversharing doesn't damage your marriage. Photo by Getty Images.

    Related: Find out 10 marriage rules you should break.


    1. His fears.
    "Women aren't typically reluctant to share fears," says Audrey Sherman, PhD, developer of PsychSkills. But divulging that he's scared of, say, thunder or big dogs, can make him appear weak. More importantly, the fears were shared with you in confidence; telling his secrets shows you're not safe to confide in, says Sue Johnson, PhD, author of Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.

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  • The Turkey You’ll Want to Make Every Thanksgiving (It Has Bacon!)

    By Woman's Day Kitchen


    Create a new Thanksgiving tradition this year with a bird unlike any other. Pure maple syrup, fresh orange juice and thick-cut bacon combine in this unique and mouthwatering meal. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Paige Hicks


    Related: Discover foods that keep you full longer.


    Serves: 8
    Yields: 8 (with leftovers)
    Cost Per Serving: $4.36
    Prep Time: 30 min
    Total Time: 4 hr

    Related: Learn about the 6 best foods for sensitive stomachs.


    Nutritional Information
    (per serving)
    Calories 518
    Total Fat 19g
    Saturated Fat 5.5g
    Cholesterol 267mg
    Sodium 493mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9g
    Dietary Fiber 0
    Sugars --
    Protein 73g
    Calcium --


    Ingredients
    • 1 (12- to 14-pound) turkey, thawed if frozen
    • 3 medium onions, cut into wedges
    • 8 sprig(s) fresh herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, sage, or a combination
    • 2 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
    • 2 stalk(s) celery, cut

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  • 5 Secrets to Looking Great when You Host Thanksgiving Dinner

    woman in kitchenwoman in kitchenBy WomansDay.com Staff


    You want to look your best when you're entertaining-especially around the holidays when everyone's taking pictures. But you also want to be comfortable. One trick to try: Stick to unfussy jewelry. Long necklaces and oversize rings can get in the way when you're cooking and serving. Read through for brilliant style and makeup suggestions to be a happy, pretty host. Photo by Corbis


    Related: Discover 10 things you never have to pay for.


    Cover Your Clothes
    Choose an apron in a beautiful print that you'll want to wear in front of guests.

    Peacock Print Apron, $24.95; Pier1.com


    Melt-Proof Your Makeup Spritz on a mattifying spray to lock in color on eyes and cheeks and cut down on shine. Store in the fridge, then use to cool your skin while cooking.

    Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray, $14; UrbanDecay.com


    Related: Check out 10 cool, new inventions that'll make your life easier.


    Roll Up Those Sleeves
    Slip on a

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  • 9 Surprising Foods You Never Knew You Could Make in a Muffin Tin

    muffin tinmuffin tinBy Leonora Desar

    If the only times you break out your muffin tin is for making muffins and cupcakes, you're missing out. They're great for cooking up itsy-bitsy versions of some meals you wouldn't expect, which fit neatly into your child's lunchbox-or your car cup holder for your morning commute. And they're great for plated meals too, when you want some built-in portion control. From mini meatloaf to pint-size pizza, here are some tasty tidbits that you can make in a tin. Photo by Getty Images

    Related: Discover 8 calming foods that ease stress.

    1. Meatloaf
    Terri Schlather, the brains behind the blog, A Girl in the South, likes how her mini meatloaves provide small, manageable helpings for her and her daughter. "I can portion things out into single servings and freeze the remainder for another time, or even have easy lunches in the following days," she says.

    To make: Coat a pan with cooking spray and sauté three minced garlic cloves and 1 cup chopped onion for three to

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  • Give Pecan Pie a Salty Crunch with This Surprise Pantry Ingredient

    Give Pecan Pie a Salty Crunch with This Surprise Pantry IngredientBy Woman's Day Kitchen


    This deliciously crunchy pie has some surprising undertones of orange, vanilla, and cinnamon, which are perfect contrasts to the salty pretzels. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Paige Hicks.


    Related: See 8 calming foods that ease stress.


    Serves:10
    Cost Per Serving: $1.11
    Prep Time: 15 min
    Total Time: 1 hr 15 min


    Related: Discover the 6 best foods for sensitive stomachs.


    Nutritional Information:
    (per serving)
    Calories 473
    Total Fat 28g
    Saturated Fat 8.5g
    Cholesterol 46mg
    Sodium 289mg
    Total Carbohydrate 58g
    Dietary Fiber 3g
    Sugars --
    Protein 5g
    Calcium --


    Ingredients:

    • 1 pie crust, store-bought or homemade
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup(s) light corn syrup
    • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup(s) packed light brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon(s) grated orange zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
    • 1/4

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