No Thanksgiving feast is complete without a side of sweet-tart cranberry sauce. But while cranberries are in season in the late fall, they also make a delightfully tangy addition to cocktails and desserts. Roasted, juiced, or baked, from the most traditional of sauces to an airy cranberry mousse, these 14 recipes highlight the very best of the iconic autumnal berry.
Whether you're toasting a gracious host, a celebratory meal, a visit from a long-distance loved one, or just the season itself, few things are more festive during the holidays than cracking open a bottle of bubbly. Ramp up the specialness by drinking a really good bottle: a Champagne, cava, prosecco, or other sparkling wine that's crisp, well-balanced, and effervescent. A great bottle doesn't have to break the bank: we've collected fourteen truly terrific wines that start at just $12. (Though if you're looking to knock some socks off, we also recommend the $300 Armand de Brignac NV.) See the full gallery »
Nothing works better to rouse a houseful of post-dinner-tryptophan-coma dinner guests than a dazzling spread of Thanksgiving pies. Be the toast of the table with something that transcends the standards: try a black walnut pumpkin pie, a raisin pie, a cardamom-buttermilk pie, or any one of fifteen more in our roundup of the best Thanksgiving pies. See the slideshow »
Thanksgiving preparations can get complicated, but your sides don't have to be. Prepare any of these scrumptious, simple sides, from creamed Brussels sprouts to maple butter mashed sweet potatoes, in no time at all.
Looking for the perfect dish to contribute to Thanksgiving dinner? Pick one of these 30 recipes, from sweet potato casserole to green bean salad—all are smart, make-ahead dishes, easily transportable, and sure to please the crowd.
Think outside the pie this year as you plan your Thanksgiving feast. Delight your guests with any one of these sweet and warmly spiced seasonal desserts, from pumpkin spice cake with mascarpone to a simple and elegant maple pot de crème.
During this ever-growing rush towards the holidays, it seems that we have less and less time to make quick (and delicious) meals at night—we've got Halloween to dress up for, Thanksgiving to look forward to, and holiday parties to plan. No excuse, though, for resorting to the easiest item to cook in the supermarket when you need to feed yourself: I'm talking about boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Continue...
Let vegetables steal the show with these scrumptious, seasonal, and meat-free Thanksgiving dishes, from hearty sides like soy braised kabocha squash ora sweet potato and kale gratin, to savory main courses like spiced vegetable patties or a multilayered eggplant and goat cheese terrine.