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You CAN Make An Amazing Thanksgiving Feast — Here's How

There's a lot of pressure behind Thanksgiving dinner. After all, family and friends drive — or fly — from miles away with the anticipation of an amazing caloric feast on the other end. Seriously — how often do you chow down on turkey, stuffing, and that beloved green bean casserole in one sitting? If you're the one responsible for giving everyone that warm and comforting feeling of holidays gone by, one thing is for certain: It better be good.
Don't throw in the towel just yet. While it may be tempting to doctor up a store-bought creation, take a deep breath and learn a few tricks of the trade. Sure, mom has a few up her sleeve — but give the little lady the holiday off and head on over to one of these local cooking classes instead. From the art of perfecting pumpkin pie to sides that will make your guests swoon, you just might be tapped to cook next year, too. Oh, and in case you need to save your funds for the fowl, one of these classes is actually FREE. How can you afford not to go?
Photo: Courtesy of The Wooden Spoon