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Happy Thanksgiving! 2012 Affton-Shrewsbury Turkey Day Guide

We've got grocery coupons, gas prices, travel tips, recipes, a turkey emergency hotline and more for all your Thanksgiving Day needs!

Happy Thanksgiving, Affton, Shrwesbury, Concord, Lakeshire and all you wonderful South County Patchers!

Gifts may not be a Thanksgiving tradition, but allow us to present to you a gift for the ears: South County-native Nicole Westbrook's hit song 'It's Thanksgiving.' Press play above and enjoy.

Are you traveling today?

Find the cheapest gas prices in the area here.

AAA estimates the national average price of gasoline will drop to between $3.25-3.40 a gallon by the holiday, similar to last year’s average of $3.32, which was the most expensive average ever on Thanksgiving.

 in the number of people trying to catch their flights, and the busiest flying day of the year will be Sunday.

For tips on making it through the airport without losing your mind, check out our previous story.

Need help?

Our Patch readers are asking and answering questions about recipes and Thanksgiving traditions in this week's edition of "Patch Pro."

But if you're in a serious pickle with your Thanksgiving meal, call the experts at Butterball's Turkey Talk Line. They'll help you through.

Still don't know what to make?

Before you go grocery shopping, check out our Grocery Specials page for coupons!

Are you deep-frying your turkey? Remember to stay safe.

Is there anything better in the world than pie?

Maybe. These recipes take pumpkin beyond its traditional use in pie.

If one of your recipes is a big hit at the table, share it with us! These simple instructions should show you how to post your recipes on Patch so we can all share.

After dinner

You deserve to put your feet up and watch a movie. We've got info on the newest releases showing in our neighborhood.

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