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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Preeti Mistry's biriyani-stuffed pumpkin. Courtesy of Preeti Mistry hide caption

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So Long, Turkey: 3 Ways To Spice Up Thanksgiving Without The Bird

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Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

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Stephanie Deutsch's mother hailed from Long Island where she grew up eating oyster stuffing. Her father was from Texas and loved this cornbread stuffing, which the family continues to make. Courtesy of David S. Deutsch hide caption

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Don't Mess With My Stuffing: Thanksgiving's Most Hotly Debated Dish

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The arrival of election year could mean even more opportunity for cringe-worthy conversation around the holiday dinner table. Vanda Grigorovic/iStockphoto hide caption

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How To Dodge Political Squabble This Gobble Day

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Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish. Ariel Zambelich & Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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For Expats In Afghanistan, A Cranberry Dish To Relish Far From Home

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A Butterball turkey for sale in November 2014, in Centreville, Va. Terms like "premium" and "raised without hormones" tell you little about the quality of the turkey or how it was raised. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The average wholesale price of turkeys was $1.35 per pound in mid-November. But the retail price of frozen tom turkeys has fallen to an average of 87 cents a pound. Why? Because grocers know cheap turkeys draw customers into the store. Larry Crowe/AP hide caption

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An oral history project called The Great Thanksgiving Listen encourages people to record interviews with loved ones over Thanksgiving weekend. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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This Thanksgiving, Listen To (And Interview) Your Elders

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Shoppers Manuel Orellano, middle, with his daughter Marcela, left, and her son Manuel, 6, shop for children's clothing at JCPenney at Glendale Galleria shopping mall in Glendale, Calif, on Friday. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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A group of wild turkeys surrounds Joanna Tierno on Mason Avenue in Staten Island. She loves to see the birds roaming the streets of her neighborhood. Courtesy of David Karopkin hide caption

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Wildlife Activists Try To Save Staten Island's Wild Turkeys

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A 40-pound tom turkey flaps his wing as Chris Conley carries him to a pen at Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., on Friday. The farm raises approximately 20,000 broad-breasted white turkeys per year. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Jerry Dockery checks his frying turkey as he tailgates at Eastern Market before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in Detroit on Thursday. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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NFL Fans Get Their Fill With 3 Games On Thanksgiving

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Kids (and Grandpa) can inject the humor needed to make a Thanksgiving memorable. H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images hide caption

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Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

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