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Narragansett turkeys have free range of 12 acres on Dana Kee's Moose Manor Farm, located along the Potomac River in Maryland. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Heritage Turkeys Make A Comeback, But To Save Them We Must Eat Them

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Chef Isabella created a healthier and more savory alternative to sweet potato casserole. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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At Thanksgiving, If You Take Sides, Make Sure They're As Tasty As These

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough shows a pouch of turkey he will be preparing for his crew in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, aboard the International Space Station. AP hide caption

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Cooking up a traditional Thanksgiving meal, with stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables and pumpkin pie is stressful enough. But when a child is vegan or vegetarian, it can ramp up the anxiety. GMVozd/Getty Images hide caption

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The Jamaican four man bobsleigh team in action at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games. David Yarrow/Getty Images hide caption

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Ohio Mom's Cleaned Living Room Is Off Limits

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The average cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 is $49.87 this year, down from last year's $50.11. One big change: a drop in the price of turkey. Love_Life /Getty Images hide caption

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People line up to purchase items at the "Black Thursday" sale at the Toys 'R Us store in Times Square on Nov. 22, 2012, in New York City. The store got a head start on the traditional Black Friday sales by opening their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. Andrew Kelly/Getty Images hide caption

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Carol Miller, 68, and Marge Klindera, 79, are here to help — and have been for many years now. "People say, 'You mean you've given up Thanksgiving for all these years?' " Miller remarks. "And I never feel like I've ever given anything up." StoryCorps hide caption

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Hotline Wing: Answering The Call Of Distressed Thanksgivers Everywhere

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Mimi Cheng's Dumplings, a restaurant in New York City, has a November special: Thanksgiving dumplings filled with turkey, stuffing and gravy and served with cranberry sauce. Courtesy of Mimi Cheng's hide caption

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New York Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving In One Tasty Bite

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America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers advice for going "beyond the cranberry mold" this Thanksgiving. Taji Marie for NPR hide caption

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Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

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Though it's considered a classic Midwestern dish, Green Bean Casserole was actually born in a Campbell's test kitchen in New Jersey 60 years ago. Love it or loathe it, the dish has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Bill Hogan/TNS /Landov hide caption

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Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love — Or Loathe

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Volunteers learn how to handle balloons for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day parade in Detroit. Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo hide caption

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Up, Up And Away: Balloon School For Parade Newbies

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