Real Simple Cooking School

Consider this the ultimate resource for genius ways to save time in the kitchen, waste less food, and make all of your meals more delicious. This month: We're sharing our Thanksgiving survival guide—how to stuff, roast and carve a turkey, and prepare all the fixings without losing your mind.

Turkey Tips

How Long to Cook a Turkey, in One Easy Chart
You have your bird, but how long, exactly, should you plan to cook it to ensure Thanksgiving dinner is served on time? Here's a handy turkey cooking chart.
How Long to Thaw a Turkey, in One Easy Chart
Whether your turkey is still frozen on Thanksgiving morning or you're prepping things a week out, here's how long it takes for a turkey to thaw—and how to do it safely.
How to Carve a Turkey
Carving a turkey has never been so easy. Here's how to nail the final frontier before you dig in.

Hassle-Free Thanksgiving Prep

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

12 Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipes to Make This Thanksgiving

Can it with the store-bought version—try one of these refreshing (and simple) renditions instead.