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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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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