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Better Homes and Gardens November 2018

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side order

Raise your hand if you believe Thanksgiving is more about the sides than the turkey. My hand is up. I certainly enjoy turkey, but let’s be honest, only during the holidays do we get the chance to enjoy a whole tableful of side dishes.I know chef and TV star Carla Hall feels the same way. Check out her inventive updated recipes in “The Queen of Sides” on page 120, where she takes us into her memory bank of dishes inspired by her Southern grandmother. Every family has their own particular (and in some cases peculiar) favorites, so I asked BH&G staffers for their special hand-me-down recipes that show up only once a year.Food editor Jan Miller nominates her family’s long-standing tradition of cornaroni: canned corn, uncooked macaroni, Cheez Whiz or…

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How I HolidayWe gathered the decorating ideas, hosting hacks, and gift guides to make the most of the holidays—all in one! #HOWIHOLIDAYStrut your stuff. Use our hashtag to tag your project photos on Instagram and to see how other readers celebrate.THANKSGIVING MEAL PLANNING, MASTEREDWEEKS OF THANKSStick with a classic turkey dinner or mix it up. We’ve put together Thanksgiving menus to satisfy every palate and[SWEEPSTAKES]Win $25,000to create your dream kitchen. Enter for a chance to win at Details on page 136.[EXCLUSIVE BH&G OFFER]Hale Groves Fruit BoxThis collection of high-quality citrus fruits and treats is available through an exclusive offer with Hale Groves, a family-owned citrus company in Florida’s famous Indian River region. Bring these bright flavors home (or gift them) today.Order at or call 800/678-1154. Mention…

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chalet style

■ ENGRAVED HEART ROLLING PIN Stamp cookies with this traditional Swiss heart pattern. $31; ■ SWISS ARMY CHAIR CUSHION $45 (15"×15"); ■ CARVED HEARTS CHARGER $48; ■ RED SNOWFLAKE BOWL $17 for two; ■ ARTESANO MONTAGNE TEA CUP $22; ■ AT HOME WITH MARIEKE LATTE BOWL in Stitch Red, $16; ■ HEATHERED GRAPHIC THROW $128; ■ SWISS WOOD COW $15; europeanmarket.usEven if wearing a Swiss watch is the closest we’ve ever been to the Alps, this look brings out the mountaineer in each of us. The Swiss cross, hearts, and snowflakes carved into wood and worked in nubby wool make us want to go out in the crisp air then bring our red-cheeked selves indoors and get cozy.BY: MALLORY ABREU; STYLING: CHRISTY BROKENS…

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elevated alpine

DECO 79 FAUX FUR STOOLA soft perch for in front of a roaring fire. $102; amazon.comALPINE SNOWFLAKE SERVING TRAYDelicate snowflakes that look handpainted dance across this 14-inch platter. $50; lenox.comFJÄLLNÄS WOOL BLANKETFor snuggling après-ski (or while watching Netflix). $134; scandinaviandesigncenter.comNORDIC TEA TOWELA quick switch in your towel rotation during the holiday season. $20 for two; garnethill.comDAISY MONOGRAM CARDOrnate lettering on these hand-pressed cards makes it feel like you’re gifting a storybook. $8 each; austinpress.comBOTTLE OPENERKick off the reindeer games with this shed-antler opener. $30; stabo-imports.comREINDEER FROSTED GLASSSet a festive table with double old-fashioned glasses. $7 each; pierone.comNORDIC BORDER PRINTED RUNNERA centerpiece in itself, the runner is fit to dress up your winter feasting. $25; worldmarket.comGRAPHITE PENCILSCaran d’Ache channels its Swiss roots in these flag-wrapped pencils with high-quality lead. $3 each;…

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welcome home

TEXAS TRIVIAHouston Astros shortstop Roger Metzger once owned this home.THE OWNERSFormer accountant Cindy Taylor; her husband, Brian; and their two daughters, Lauren and Lily, opened the home-decor shop in 2015.THE NEIGHBORHOODLocated in Brenham on the eastern edge of Texas’ famous Hill Country, True Blue takes its name from the bluebonnet fields surrounding the store. It shares space with another mom-and-pop shop, Honeysuckle Coffee Bistro.WHAT’S INSIDEThe inventory celebrates the Taylors’ love of all things blue-and-white and for crafting warm, timeless interiors that embody Southern hospitality. They encourage sink-in comfort with slipcovered chairs piled with John Robshaw pillows and pretty entertaining with a table set with monogrammed linens, calico-pattern tableware, and milk glass cake stands. Framed bird prints, boxwood and cotton-boll wreaths, and letterpress prints carry the look to your walls.OUR FAVORITE…

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lie about your age. and get away with it.

WHY AGE GRACEFULLY, WHEN YOU CAN AGE SUCCESSFULLY?Our bodies can be younger or older than our actual age depending upon diet, lifestyle choices and physical activity. This is called biological age, which could be different than the age on your driver’s license, which is called chronological age. A recent study of 900 adults who were tracked for 12 years, from ages 26-38, showed that people who were aging faster, meaning that their biological age was higher than their chronological age, were not as healthy or physically fit. This group was also more likely to show cognitive decline and was at a greater risk for age-related health conditions.Research demonstrates that the keys to aging successfully are a combination of exercising regularly, keeping engaged with life, and maintaining a healthy diet with…