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AP photo This Oct. 21 photo shows a Back-to-Basics Turkey in Concord, N.H. The recipe is so basic, it calls for just four ingredients.

Save time and money with a fuss-free Thanksgiving


By Alison Ladman

Associated Press

Every year Americans wrestle with yet another round of seemingly ever more complex Thanksgiving dilemmas.

Cranberry sauce — canned or DIY? Mashed potatoes with skins or without? And is a potato “ricer” really that much better than a masher? Make the gravy, or just fake it? What about dinner rolls? Will anyone notice if you serve store-bought? What if they are organic, whole-wheat store-bought rolls? Or maybe gluten-free?

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