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."
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.