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Avoiding Thanksgiving disasters

Making a few quick checks and preparations now can help you avoid trouble when the big holiday meals arrive. Chris Clackum has more.
Making a few quick checks and preparations now can help avoid trouble when the big holiday meals arrive.  Chris Clackum has more.

Most of us don't realize how quickly a holiday dinner can turn to disaster if things aren't running right around the house.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the time to take a few steps to keep that from happening.

Step one is checking on your oven.

"The easiest way to do that is to buy a cake mix from the grocery store and cook it exactly according to the instructions," advises Angie Hicks, founder of "Angie's List".

"If it comes out under cooked or over cooked, you'll find if you're temperature is off which it'll be important to get fixed before you make a turkey," she explains.

Getting a repairman to come out now will be easier and probably cheaper.



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