Thanksgiving 101: How Not to Burn Down Your House While Cooking

Only you can prevent apocalyptic Thanksgiving fires.Only you can prevent apocalyptic Thanksgiving fires.

I'm not dissing anyone, the disgustingly cloying pie I just ate was store-bought — by me — as will be all my other additions to my Thanksgiving potluck come Thursday. My domestic skills are weak, to put it bluntly, though I am rather skilled at disguising Trader Joe's yams in Tupperware to make it appear homemade. (A 2009 Thanksgiving coup! It's all about the homey container.)  

Yet, someone has to do the cooking come Thursday, and for the home chefs among us who will be bravely turning their kitchen into a buffet assembly line for the holiday, the Fire Department has issued some tips on how to keep from burning your house down while cooking. 

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