In Season: Like other hard-shelled winter squash, spaghetti squash is harvested in the early fall. It keeps for months in cool storage, so it's available in markets throughout the winter and spring.What to Look For: Mature spaghetti squash is oblong in shape with a creamy-yellow shell. Choose firm squash that's free of soft spots and feels heavy for its size.How to Store: Uncut spaghetti squash keeps well in a cool, dry place for up to one month.
Fall weather brings to mind the sharp sweetness of apples. The fruit is perfect for eating out of hand, but the cool weather calls for baked goods. Apples are wonderfully versatile, and it just wouldn't be the holiday season without an apple pie.
Let friends and family gather around appetizers while dinner is being prepared -- and nobody will notice if the turkey's running late. Take your pick from favorites such as baked brie, cheese logs, crackers, dips, spiced nuts, and cheese straws.
Fall is here, and that means it's time to start thinking about spring flowers. This is the perfect time to start planting those spring-blooming bulbs so that next year, your garden will be full of beautiful, healthy flowers.
Embracing the idea of household favorites, we asked our food editors which dishes they cherish most, and let their answers inspire the quintessential Thanksgiving meal. Our menu is meant to be adaptable: Prepare it entirely or choose individual recipes, weaving them into your customary spread.