Thanksgiving Thanksgiving

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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Akutaq or agutak — also known as Eskimo ice cream — is a favorite dessert in western Alaska. It's made with berries and frothed with fat, like Crisco. Al Grillo/AP hide caption

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For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

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Baked Squash Kibbeh: Middle-Eastern kibbeh is a finely ground combination of beef or lamb, bulgur and onions either formed into balls and deep-fried or pressed into a pan and baked. For a vegetarian version of this flavorful dish, why not pair butternut squash with the warm spices? Steve Klise/Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen hide caption

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Gluten-Free? Vegan? Thanksgiving Recipes For Alternative Diets

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The turkeys at Kate Stillman's farm don't have to be loaded on a trailer and driven hundreds of miles this year. They now meet their ends on the same farm where they lived their lives. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

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NPR producer Olly Dearden is a fan of most classic Thanksgiving dishes, but calls sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows a "culinary abomination." Stephen Little/Flickr hide caption

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Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed

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Just imagine if this 19th-century turkey was stuffed with warbler, lark, bunting, thrush, quail, lapwing, plover, partridge, woodcock, teal, guinea fowl, duck, chicken, pheasant, goose, turkey and bustard (an Old World breed of turkey). Philip Spruyt/Stapleton Collection/Corbis hide caption

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