Thanksgiving

For eaters of all generations, this may be the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you’re in hot pursuit of new Thanksgiving recipes to please every palate (yes, you can make your vegan cousin happy!) or you’re focused on decorating the table in a whole new way, we have the advice and strategies you crave. And because we all know Thanksgiving is not just about the moment of truth, but the many moments leading up to it (and how to pack away the leftovers later), we have timelines, shopping lists, organizing advice, and play-by-play plans to make sure the season is filled with lots more joy than stress. Experienced hosts can find fresh inspiration, those new to the role can get all the lessons they need—and a guest who wants to wow ’em with a stunning side dish will find a vast array of options. It’s all here, from soup to nuts. Or rather, from soup to stuffed mushrooms to mashed potatoes to green beans to turkey to cranberry sauce to apple pie. Hungry yet?

How to Tell If Pecan Pie Is Done Without Cutting Into It

Here’s an easy way to tell if your pecan pie is done and ready to come out of the oven. Plus, information about how long pecan pie is good for. 

How to Get Lumps Out of Gravy

Is your Thanksgiving gravy too lumpy? Try this easy fix to get lumps out of gravy, and learn how to prevent clumping from happening in the future.

How to Fix Salty Gravy (Yes, It's Possible!)

In fact, it's an easy fix. Learn the best way to make gravy taste less salty, so you can confidently serve it with your mashed potatoes and turkey on Thanksgiving.

Can You Freeze Pumpkin Pie and Do You Need to Refrigerate It?

Don’t let your Thanksgiving pumpkin pie go to waste! Learn the proper way to store leftover pumpkin pie by freezing or refrigerating it.

How Long Do Sweet Potatoes Last?

Have your Thanksgiving sweet potatoes gone bad? Learn how to tell, and find out how long sweet potatoes last when raw, cooked, refrigerated, or frozen.

The Easiest, Fastest Way to Microwave a Sweet Potato

Learn how long to microwave a sweet potato. Plus, the easiest method to cook multiple sweet potatoes in the microwave.

What Is Friendsgiving? 3 Facts About the Origin You Didn’t Know

Did Friendsgiving originate from the Friends Thanksgiving episodes? Learn what Friendsgiving means, when it is, and why you should have a 2017 party.

Friendsgiving Ideas 2017: Food, Decorations, and Games

Host your best Friendsgiving yet! From the invitations to the menu, we’ve got the top Friendsgiving ideas for 2017.

Thanksgiving Wishes: What to Write in a Card or Text Message

Ideas for what to write in a Thanksgiving card or greetings to share with your friends on Facebook to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving holiday.

How to Thicken Gravy With Cornstarch, Flour, and More

Learn how to easily thicken gravy using cornstarch or flour—plus, get bonus tips on other thickening agents you can use (including gluten-free options!).