Home Tip of the Day: Set the Stage for a Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

Before you get started making a single Thanksgiving dish, be sure to take care of this one important task first.  The video below holds the key to setting the stage for the perfect Thanksgiving meal.

The following Home Tip of the Day was filmed at 41 Lafayette Dr Livingston Twp.NJ listed at $2.95 million with Dalia Shliechkorn at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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Home Tip of the Day: Thanksgiving Entertaining

Cooking is a huge part of Thanksgiving, but so is spending time with loved ones. Here’s an easy way to make sure you spend less time in the kitchen, and more time with family and friends this Thanksgiving.

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The Best of Thanksgiving: Appetizer

There is a feast waiting for you in the afternoon, but who doesn’t want some snacks to prime the pump for the big turkey dinner? I’m a sucker for appetizers. Dips, finger food, you name it. I want to eat it. Especially on Thanksgiving. But two years ago, I got introduced to the best Thanksgiving appetizer of all time. Yes, all time.

Picture this. It’s 12:30 in the afternoon. You’re sitting down to dinner probably around 3 or 4 pm so you’re not really wanting a full lunch, but you need (yes, need) a snack to help tide you over. You’re about to watch the Packers and Lions kickoff and it’s just irresponsible to watch football on Thanksgiving without some snackage. Yes, snackage.

Do you break out vegetables and dip? No. Do you reach for some crackers and cheese spread? Nuh uh. Instead you make some bacon wrapped  jalapeño tater tots.

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Now I’ve got your attention. Tots. Bacon.  Jalapeño. Oh and there’s a ranch dipping sauce too. My mouth is watering as I type this.

How do you make such a heavenly treat? Simple. Take a tater tot and a little jalapeño and put them together. Then wrap them in bacon and skewer them with a toothpick so everything stays together. Just drop them into some oil in a pan and fry them up for a bit and you have the ultimate Thanksgiving appetizer. For those who like to dip, grab a little Hidden Valley Ranch dressing to put on the side and hurry over to your favorite seat on the couch to watch some football.

Happy snacking on a very happy Thanksgiving.

 

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Home Tip of the Day: Thanksgiving Meal Planning

Planning and cooking everything for Thanksgiving can be very stressful.  But, who says you have to do it all?  Follow this guide to Thanksgiving meal planning to lighten the load this year.  As with most things in life, it’s all in the preparation.

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Home Tip of the Day: Thanksgiving for the Fantasy Football Fan

If Thanksgiving dinner falls right in the middle of the football action this year, be sure to follow these simple tips to keep track of the big games.

The following Home Tip of the Day was filmed at 41 Lafayette Dr Livingston Twp.NJ listed at $2.95 million with Dalia Shliechkorn at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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A Thanksgiving Feast of Homes

The Thanksgiving holiday is all about the feast. So, in that spirit, we’d like to serve up a feast of Thanksgiving-themed homes. From Pilgrim Point to Wishbone Way, here are 9 homes where the Thanksgiving spirit lives on year round.

406 Turkey Cove Lane, Knoxville, TN

Turkey Cove Lane, TN

38003 Potato Canyon Road, Oak Glen, CA

Potato Canyon Road CA

165 Cranberry Lane, Cheshire, CT

Cranberry Lane CT

4676 Thanksgiving Lane, Plano, TX

Thanksgiving Lane Plano, TX

821 Apple Pie Ridge Road, Winchester, VA

FV8430495 - Dining Room

20853 Yam Street, Orlando, FL

Yam Street FL

111 Wishbone Way, Courtland, MN

Wishbone Way, MN

3196 Southeast Gravy Gulch Way, Pineville, OR

Gravy Gulch Way, OR

204 Pilgrim Point Drive, Lexington, SC

Pilgrim Point, SC

We’re certainly thankful for home.  To find a place to host your feast, browse homes on coldwellbanker.com.

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5 Effortless Thanksgiving DIY Decor Ideas

It’s way too late for witches and skeletons and just a tad bit too early for Santa and his reindeer. We are right smack dab in that awkward holiday decorating period where you are debating on whether or not you actually want to be festive and dress up your house for Turkey Day. Not to worry, you’re not alone. Here are 5 DIY decor ideas that are SO simple and effortless, you don’t even need instructions.

 

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Home Tip of the Day: Hosting a Vegetarian Thanksgiving

If you have a vegetarian coming over for Thanksgiving this year, here are some suggestions on how to keep them happy–and full–without having to plan a whole new menu for them specifically.

The following Home Tip of the Day was filmed at 41 Lafayette Dr Livingston Twp.NJ listed at $2.95 million with Dalia Shliechkorn at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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Home Tip of the Day: What Size Turkey to Buy for Thanksgiving

While we love “sides,” the turkey is almost always the star of any Thanksgiving meal. Here’s an easy way to make sure you buy the perfect size bird for your big feast.

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Home Tip of the Day: Three Steps to a Stress Free Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful. Here are three simple ways to make sure you’ve got your bases covered before the big day, so you can focus on the important things — giving thanks!

The following Home Tip of the Day was filmed at 41 Lafayette Dr Livingston Twp.NJ listed at $2.95 million with Dalia Shliechkorn at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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