Whether you're hosting the big day or bringing dishes to a potluck, we have Thanksgiving how-tos and recipes that will make for a spectacular meal with friends and family. From Thanksgiving decorations – fall centerpieces, table toppers, place cards, and creative kids' tables to entire Thanksgiving menus, from the appetizer to dessert.
Thanksgiving Table SettingsLong before the appetizer is served, your table will make a great first impression with these ideas for place cards, centerpieces, linens, and more.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Orange-and-Lemon Iced TeaThis tea can be made up to five days ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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38 Terrific Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
No doubt about it: Turkey is the culinary star of the holiday season. Whether you're looking for the quintessential roast turkey or something more unusual, we've got the perfect bird for your table.
How To Carve A Turkey Like A ProOnce you've mastered a beautifully roasted Thanksgiving turkey, the only remaining step is carving it. From the essential tools to Thomas Joseph's easy to follow step-by-step technique, you'll be carving this year's turkey like a pro!
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Fabulous Fall Centerpieces
As fall approaches and the weather starts to cool, entertaining makes its move indoors. Celebrate autumn with a centerpiece inspired by the harvest season.
Thanksgiving Tables for Kids
Everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving, but sitting through a long meal can be a challenge for kids. A specially decorated kids' table will ensure a pleasant gathering for everyone.
Paper Pom-Pom TurkeysCreate a whole rafter of paper turkeys this Thanksgiving for an adorable (and easy!) centerpiece for your feast.
Quick and Crafty Thanksgiving Table Toppers
Sometimes we focus too much on the Thanksgiving menu and (oops!) forget about the decorations. If you're facing a last-minute decorating dilemma, try these quick tabletop crafts.
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6 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids That Parents Can Appreciate, TooHosting Thanksgiving is not for the faint of heart. There are potatoes to be mashed, beans to be steamed, pies to be baked, a table to be set, and a turkey to be cooked. But while your hands are full, don't forget about those little volunteers who are looking for ways to help. These festive crafts will keep little hands busy -- and make family time fun and productive.
10 Ways to Host the Ultimate FriendsgivingIf you're making a turkey for the people you emoji text all the time, you can't throw the same old traditional Thanksgiving your grandma would host.
Easy Ways To Embellish Your Thanksgiving PiesPumpkin, apple, and pecan may be the most popular pies for Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean that they have to look the same year after year. Here are 5 easy embellishments to take your pies to the next level this Thanksgiving.
9 Reasons to Be Thankful You "Ruined" the Thanksgiving TurkeyIt's time to talk turkey. Or, more specifically, overcooked or otherwise inedible turkey. It's undoubtedly one of the most feared Thanksgiving Day disasters, and odds are it's happened to you. Of course, you could freak out over what went wrong and brace yourself to face your family with an empty platter -- or you could look at the bright side of things. After all, Martha says, "So the pie isn't perfect? Cut it into wedges." Here, we turn the table on this Thanksgiving fail.
Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Keep the party going with these innovative recipes that take your holiday leftovers from boring to brilliant.
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Chesapeake Crab CakesThe crab cakes can be formed and chilled a day ahead, and can be fried up to an hour ahead; reheat them in a 250 degrees oven on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack just until warmed through, 8 to 10 minutes.Recipe
Gluten-Free Dinner RollsPass the bread basket! Everyone will love these earthy, slightly nutty rolls whether they're gluten-averse or not. Serve with plenty of butter.Recipe
Apple Pecan PieThis mash-up recipe combines two holiday dessert favorites: apple pie and pecan pie. Delicious on its own, this pie also pairs well with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.Post
This Iconic Mall Just Made a Big Statement By Closing on Thanksgiving This Year
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Brussels Sprouts with Oranges and BaconSmall thin-skinned oranges work best here. Look for organic, as you are going to want to eat the whole fruit. The combination of sweet orange, lightly smoky bacon, and caramelized brussels sprouts is absolutely addictive.Post
4 Things That Make Canadian Thanksgiving Not Like Ours!
Both American and Canadian Thanksgiving celebrations include time spent with family and friends, football and large quantities of food, but while the dishes are familiar -- turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie -- they taste different over the border.Recipe
Pumpkin Crunch PieAdd a pecan crumble topping for a new twist on traditional pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.Recipe
Green Bean Casserole with BaconFrozen French-cut green beans can be used in place of fresh to save time. Make sure to thaw them first, drain well, and pat dry with paper towels.Recipe
Broccoli CasseroleGouda and sour cream lend richness to this comforting casserole, while umami-rich Worcestershire sauce adds depth of flavor.Recipe
Fried Brussels SproutsThe Brussels sprouts should be thoroughly dry before frying. Any water clinging to the sprouts will cause the oil to splatter. The oil takes time to come up to temperature, so get that heating on the stovetop before prepping the other ingredients.Recipe
Virginia Peanut PieThis pie is inspired by the version served at the Virginia Diner, a landmark restaurant in Wakefield, Virginia, that's renowned for this dessert. Martha made this recipe in episode 709 of Martha Bakes.Post
How to Produce a Lavish Thanksgiving Menu with a Less-Than Roomy Fridge
Thanksgiving, the meal that celebrates the fall harvest, is decidedly sumptuous. This isn't the time to be abstemious with portions or selections, which can cause problems, space-wise, especially if one's refrigerator is quaint, to put it delicately. But you needn't worry -- a David-sized refrigerator can definitely knockout a Goliath Thanksgiving menu.Recipe
Roasted Kabocha Squash SoupThe toasted ancho chiles in this fall soup recipe give it a mole-like smoky flavor. You can substitute any type of winter squash for this recipe (calabaza, Hubbard, or sugar pumpkin are the best alternatives); choose a squash that feels heavy for its size and is free of soft spots.Recipe
Helen Kent’s Pumpkin PieThis pie, filled with pureed pumpkin and baked until golden brown, will leave your guests longing for seconds.Recipe
Low Country Steamed Carolina Cup Oysters with Melted ButterThis recipe is courtesy of Donald Barickman, a longtime chef and backyard barbecuer who knows that simply smoked oysters are best served melted butter, cocktail sauce, and lemon wedges.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Scalloped MushroomsGive earthy mushrooms the au gratin treatment with this rich side that's perfect for chillier nights.Recipe
Sweet Potato RollsWe like the flavor of roasted potatoes best, but you could also use boiled or steamed potatoes for these sweet dinner rolls.Recipe
Sticky BunsButtery, sticky, and pillowy soft, these sticky buns won't last long.