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The Best Kitchen Gadgets for a Successful Thanksgiving Meal, and Giving to Others in Need with a Warm Meal

We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving with the best kitchen tools to make a successful meal and how to help the food insecure this holiday.



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Thanksgiving is an opportunity to not only remind us of what we are thankful for, but also to give back to those less fortunate. We talk with a representative from the Houston Food Bank who explains what the organization is doing to distribute meals to food insecure families and how you can get involved to help. One easy way is to volunteer, and there are a multitude of ways in which individuals and groups can volunteer. To register online to volunteer with the Houston Food Bank, click here.

Given how stressful preparing a Thanksgiving dinner for your family can be, we talk with the Executive Editor of Equipment Testing and Ingredient Tasting from America's Test Kitchen, Lisa McManus. She shares advice on the best tools to help make preparing your meal a breeze and offers tips on how to put dinner on the table in a timely fashion.



Katherine "Kat" Tong

  • Director of Volunteer Services, Houston Food Bank

Lisa McManus

  • Executive Editor of Equipment Testing & Ingredient Tasting, America's Test Kitchen
  • Co-Host, "Gear Heads" YouTube Show

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