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If You Don't Do This One Thing, You'll Probably Ruin Thanksgiving. (No Pressure!)

Each week we're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Food and Wine, Health, MyRecipes, Real Simple, Southern Living, and Sunset to bring you everything you need for the holidays this year.


Sister brand Southern Living's Test Kitchen has figured out the best way for you to properly thaw your Thanksgiving bird. If you need a quick thaw, or if you've got a week, their tips will give you the best results, no matter your timeline. Pro tip: It always helps to write a reminder on your calendar so you don't forget.


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