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 Carve a Turkey

You’ve bought it, stuffed it, cooked it, and now you have to carve it. If you’re daunted by the task―some of the best cooks are―just remember that carving a turkey comes down to simple technique. Follow the easy steps in this video.

31 Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes

In celebration of National Vegetarian Month, which begins October 1, we’ve compiled an entire month of dinners, so you won’t even have to think about what’s on the menu.   

5 Natural Thanksgiving Place Card Holders That Are Incredibly Easy to Make

Set your table with all the trimmings—including these simple and elegant DIY accents.

Dried Plum and Ginger Turnovers With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Glaze

If you're in the market for a quick and tasty pastry, you've come to the right place. These not-too-sweet turnovers can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert, and will be out of the oven in less than an hour. We were able to keep the ingredient list short without skimping on flavor by using ingredients that pack a punch, such as fresh ginger and lemon zest. The prunes (dried plums) are naturally sweet keeping the filling super simple, while the nutty brown butter glaze balances out the tartness. Check out that pretty drizzle, too!

7 Genius Ways to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers

Trust us, you can never have too much turkey and mashed potatoes.

Campari and Cranberry Jello Shots

These deep red jello shots get the grown-up treatment with Campari. It’s likely you know Campari from the trendy Negroni—a mix of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, served in an Old Fashioned glass and garnished with a half-wheel of orange. In these festive shots, Campari is mixed with cranberry juice and a bit of sugar to balance out the bitterness. The sweet orange zest rim not only looks sparkly and pretty, but the citrus marries nicely with Campari, too. These are equally as delicious as a pre-party ice-breaker as they are a palate cleanser before dessert.

Cheesy Hasselback Yams

There’s more to hasselback potatoes than just impressive-looking slices. Unlike a traditional baked potato, which is the same consistency through and through, each slice of a hasselback yam achieves crispy edges and a smooth, soft interior. Even more exciting is the way flavor seeps into the entire potato—in this case, every bite is infused with butter and fresh herbs. A generous handful of grated cheese (we like a blend of Gruyere and Parmesan) melts in between each slice, ensuring the entire yam is filled with salty, cheesy goodness. To easily slice a hasselback, set the yam between two wooden chopsticks; they will stop the knife from cutting all the way through.

10 Easy Pie Recipes That You’ll Want to Try This Weekend

From the classics (chocolate cream) to the unexpected (raspberry buttermilk), these simple pie recipes are definite crowd-pleasers.