All the Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid When Making Thanksgiving Dinner

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Whether you’re cooking this year’s Thanksgiving feast for your first time or your fifth, or whether it’s a simple party of two or a gathering of 10, this is not your average Thursday-night dinner. We want you to be successful, so we’re sharing the missteps you should take care to avoid — and what to do instead.

From the turkey and sides to dessert and drinks, here are all the common mistakes to avoid for a successful, delicious Thanksgiving dinner.