Supermodel Molly Sims Spills Seven Tips For a No-Fuss Southern Thanksgiving

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A Southern girl at heart, celebrity Molly Sims loves to cook and entertain for family and friends. With Thanksgiving season upon us, Molly shares her seven easy tips for hosting "Friendsgiving," a casual and fun meal during the Thanksgiving season for friends and family

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1. Get personal.

Make your guests feel comfortable by serving dishes inspired by each guest or couple. "For example, my good friend Kishani is a vegetarian, and when she comes for Friendsgiving I always make sure there are 'veggie' options she can enjoy!" explains Molly.

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2. Skip wine pairings.

Instead of specific pairings, Molly prefers to put out two or three food-friendly bottles of wine on the table. Her go-to wines are Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, which she says "complement everything from turkey to savory sides."

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3. Keep leftovers spicy.

Turkey leftovers don't have to be boring. Molly spices them up by fixing up leftover sliced turkey with her signature spicy cranberry salad, which she calls "[her] spin on the traditional staple."

Discover how to build the ultimate leftover turkey sandwich.

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4. Spread cheer with mulled wine.

Molly finds no better way to get guests in the holiday spirit than the scent of mulled wine. To fix up a batch, she starts with an approachable red wine and simmers her favorite spices, an aromatic blend of allspice, cloves, cardamom and nutmeg with unexpected vanilla bean and bay leaf, in it.

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5. Indulge in a true southern staple.

"No southern girl can enjoy the holidays without a gooey potato dish," says Molly. She loves to host a mini mashed potato bar with a variety of toppings like fresh chives, crumbled bacon and fried onions.

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6. Forget pumpkin pie.

This year, Molly will be baking a batch of pumpkin spice brownies to parcel out as after-dinner gifts for guests.

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7. Get the kids involved.

Now that Molly's 16-month-old son Brooks can be a part of the festivities, she's planning to host plenty of kid-friendly activities. "Create a scavenger hunt and have the little ones retrieve holiday-themed items to fill a cornucopia," she suggests. The older children can help set the table or package up desserts to go.

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A Southern girl at heart, model-actress Molly Sims loves to cook and entertain for family and friends. "Now that I'm a mom in Los Angeles, it's fun to breathe new life into favorite holiday traditions," she says.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Molly shares her seven easy tips for hosting "Friendsgiving," a casual and fun meal during the Thanksgiving season for friends and family. Find out what she does with turkey leftovers, why she's saying bye-bye to pumpkin pie and what dish she says "no southern girl can enjoy the holidays without."

Check out the slideshow above to discover seven tips for a Southern-style Friendsgiving meal from Molly Sims.

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