Whether it's a historic recipe passed down through the generations, a regional specialty, a dish from your ethnic heritage, or just a hands-down favorite that you eat only on this day, every family has at least one dish that defines Thanksgiving and makes the spread unique to your clan. Check out some of our favorite out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving dishes.
Although it's possible to spend days, even weeks, preparing the Thanksgiving feast, it's equally possible to create a totally homemade and completely delicious Thanksgiving spread in far less time. Pick a few timesaving dishes or create a whole menu from our favorite quick Thanksgiving recipes, all of which take less than an hour to prepare.
Turkey might be the traditional center of the Thanksgiving table, but there are times when an alternative main dish is desired. For a holiday meal with a twist, we offer a selection of festive main course recipes including roast beef, pork tenderloin, Cornish hens, salmon, duck, lasagna, and roast chicken.
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.
Thanksgiving is definitely a time to induge. That being said, eating that slice of pie is a lot more satisfying when the other dishes on your holiday table are a little more saintly. Here are our favorite healthy Thanksgiving recipes that'll help you justify two helpings of dessert!
Part of the comfort of Thanksgiving is the routine: Every year, there's turkey and all the fixings. Reliable doesn't have to mean boring -- make the best of your traditional spread. Here are the absolute best recipes for all the Thanksgiving standbys.
Feeling the need to throw a party this weekend? Have an intense love for zombies and the literature surrounding them? This weekend is the television premiere of "Fear of the Walking Dead," the spin-off series from the ever-popular "The Walking Dead," which is the highest-rated cable series in history. So call up your ghoulfriends and throw a zombie-themed bash (or monster mash or graveyard smash)! These "Walking Dead"-inspired party tips will help you throw the most lively party in honor of the undead.
Love the feel of a book in your hand? Obsessed with paragraphs and plot twists? This upcoming Sunday is National Book Lovers Day -- so take your nose out of that book and take a moment to celebrate all of the literary classics. This week, book club is a legit party and it's all about the real MVP: the books themselves. To celebrate, make each entertainment element, from decor to dessert, recall a literary classic (or classic-to-be). Read on!
Move over, pecan pie. We're serving something new at this year's Thanksgiving table. From marzipan pumpkins to peanut butter acorns and tiny tartlets, here are a dozen treats to give your feast a sweet ending. (Hope you saved room after all that turkey.)