This portrait of Sarah Josepha Hale, painted by James Reid Lambdin, hangs in Newport, N.H., where she was born. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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'Thanks' To The Woman Who Helped Make A November Thursday Special
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President George W. Bush paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to American troops in Baghdad on Nov. 27, 2003. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Barbara King rings the "victory bell" and holds up a certificate celebrating her completion of 25 external radiation treatments. Courtesy of Charles Hogg hide caption

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To make a flaky pie crust, start by measuring out 12 ounces (by weight) flour, 8 ounces firm butter and 4 ounces ice water. Keeping it cool is key. Phil Mansfield/CIA hide caption

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Easy As Pie: Master The Art Of The Perfect Crust
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Mashing Up Holiday Favorites For The 'Thanksgivukkah' Table
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Squash Your Thanksgiving With Tips From The Test Kitchen
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Susan Stamberg's Other Favorite Holiday Cranberry Dish
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Thanksgivukkah Stress Getting You Down? Here's A Literary Escape Plan
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Jack Bishop recommends letting your turkey sit for at least 30 minutes before you start carving. Ruocaled/Flickr hide caption

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Don't Stuff The Turkey And Other Tips From 'America's Test Kitchen'
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Saving Yourself From Thanksgiving T.M.I.
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Comet Fans Psyched For A Celestial Feast On Thanksgiving Day
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