Video: Padma Lakshmi’s 5 Game-Changing Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Originally posted 11/20/2014 01:52PM

If your Thanksgiving game plan didn’t involve buttermilk or apples, you might want to take a listen to Padma Lakshmi’s sage Turkey Day wisdom.
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Carla Hall Vegetarian Eggplant Stir Fry Recipe
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Tiny Test Kitchen: Sean Brock’s Grilled Hanger Steak with Vidalia Onion Gratin

Originally posted 11/20/2014 01:42PM

Welcome back to our new column at PEOPLE.com: the Tiny Test Kitchen. Here, we test recipes from the latest and greatest cookbooks and let you know how it went. Why Tiny Test Kitchen? Because we whip up these dishes in our very own (very tiny) New York City kitchens to show you just how easy or difficult, tasty or terrible the food turns out to be.
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Running the Marathon
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Exercise In a Bottle? Nestlé Is Working on a Fat-Burning Drink

Originally posted 11/20/2014 11:56AM

Your inner couch potato’s fantasies might be coming true: Exercise in a bottle.
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FILED UNDER: Drinks , Food , Food News , Health

Video: Watch a Young Barack Obama Give a Glowing Restaurant Review in 2001

Originally posted 11/20/2014 11:34AM

Before he pulled presidential rank to cut the line at barbecue joints, make pit stops for chocolate cake, fork into “crack” pies and chow down on all the hamburgers his heart desires, Barack Obama was vouching for a down-home spot.
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Sweet Potato Casserole
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Alie & Georgia: Not Another Sweet Potato Casserole

Originally posted 11/20/2014 09:00AM

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, a.k.a. Alie & Georgia, host Cooking Channel food-travel series Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia. Visit PEOPLE.com every Thursday for their playful spins on celebrity recipes, cocktails, entertaining ideas—and, of course, lots of laughs!
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Watch Nigella Lawson’s Voice Help Modern Family Cast Cook Thanksgiving

Originally posted 11/19/2014 05:50PM

It’s official: Nigella Lawson needs to narrate a cooking app — in real life.
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Jicama, Harley Pasternak
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Recipe: Harley Pasternak’s Ultimate Immune-Boosting Smoothie

Originally posted 11/19/2014 04:12PM

Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author, with titles including The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet. Tweet him @harleypasternak.
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Camouflage Desserts Are Totally In — Did You See This Trend Coming?

Originally posted 11/19/2014 02:04PM

We’ll be the first to admit it: The tasty trend of camouflage desserts snuck up on us. But, now that it’s here, we’re totally on board. These are our favorite undercover treats.
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Jamie Oliver Hot Pepper
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Jamie Oliver Disciplined His Daughter By Sneaking Super-Hot Pepper Into Her Food

Originally posted 11/19/2014 11:23AM

From the don’t-try-this-at-home files: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said recently that he secretly gave his 12-year-old daughter, Poppy, one of the world’s hottest peppers in order to discipline her, according to The Daily Mail.
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FILED UNDER: Food , Jamie Oliver , Kids , Stars & Chefs

Thanksgiving Table
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Ina Garten’s Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Advice

Originally posted 11/19/2014 11:04AM

Pulling off a Thanksgiving dinner without your guests catching you still in your robe, maniacally stirring cranberry sauce with one hand while you stuff your bird with the other, is a level of kitchen preparedness that we all aspire to and only few achieve.
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