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For the third year in a row, we're bringing our amazing holiday gift guides to life with our 2013 LIVE Holiday Gift Guide show. To make the holidays even sweeter, we're also giving away some of the hottest items from our list. Watch as our POPSUGAR editors show off our favorite gifts for the season to help you with all your holiday shopping needs. Plus, we've made it easy to shop while you watch with direct links to purchase all the items. We'll also be giving away incredible items LIVE, so you won't want to miss it.
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Want to add some flair to the same old Thanksgiving dinner table? This year, channel your inner Southern belle and conjure up the romance of the Deep South with the likes of mint juleps, Carriage House biscuits, and whiskey bundt cake. Keep reading for more.
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We can all agree that far too often, the joy of the holiday season gets lost in a mess of doorbusting crowds, hard-to-shop-for family members, and a to-do list that seems to grow longer with each passing day. But this wasn’t always the case. No, once upon a time, the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s were filled with pure excitement — from anticipating the department store wish book in the mail to the thrill of unwrapping what was number one on your list.
This season, HP wants you to experience the pure joy of the holidays once again by inviting you to visit the HP Joy Caravan! Making stops in seven cities across the country, this mobile holiday joy-fest promises festive workshops where revelers can create a mix of fave holiday tunes, dare friends to a gaming challenge, or craft a personalized greeting card for a loved one — all while experiencing the latest and greatest HP technology.
Follow the journey, and see where the HP Joy Caravan is stopping next by visiting HP.com/Holiday. When the Caravan comes to your town, be sure to spread the joy by snapping a picture and sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #hpjoy.
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There's still plenty of joy to be found in the range of gifting solutions at HP.com. Teens and students will go Google-ga-ga for the HP Chromebook 14, offering the best of Google on a colorfully sleek and stylish notebook. Gadget gurus will love the revolutionary HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Special Edition, a notebook users can control with a wave of the hand. Need something special and memorable? Visit Snapfish.com to upload photos and create customizable personalized photo greeting cards. Choose from tons of designs, chic square cards (perfect for Instagram photos), and elegant, luxe paper. Plus, the new Mail-for-Me service makes it possible to ship cards directly to recipients!
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This unusual cocktail caught our attention because, unlike other cocktails, it's a sparkler that doesn't call for Champagne. Instead, it makes use of cognac and sparkling apple cider — and what could be more seasonal than that? The result is soft, aromatic, and complex, a surprising outcome for a cocktail with only three ingredients.
This drink's not heavy on the alcohol. If you feel so inclined, fortify it by replacing sparkling apple cider with hard cider instead. To pour your guests a glass this holiday, read more.
Given just how much has to go down in one day over the course of Turkey Day, I'm all about planning ahead — and cooking ahead. Less craziness in the kitchen, after all, means more time to spend giving thanks with family and friends.
I'm also a huge fan of soups, which not only can be made ahead, but also imbue the entire house with an intoxicating aroma. But former Top Cheffer and restaurateur Dale Talde gave me another do-ahead dish to add to my Thanksgiving arsenal: a slow-cooked roast. With any kind of braise, "the longer it sits, the better it gets," he explained. One to two days beforehand, he pops the non-turkey main in a ceramic cooking vessel in the oven with some cooking sauce (Talde uses Korean barbecue sauce), lets it cook for several hours, and serves it right out of the pot.
I love the idea, and want to try a braised pork shoulder roasted simply with stock and herbs — nothing could be simpler. Are you braising anything for Thanksgiving this year?