Cranberry orange sauce is a sweet and tasty side for any Thanksgiving meal, but the real benefit is in the preparation: this recipe only takes three ingredients and about twenty minutes to make. Another plus? Cranberry orange sauce will keep up to a week in the fridge, so feel free to make it way ahead of time or in the half hour before the main meal.
Cornbread is a classic addition to any traditional large meal. Sometimes, it’s fun to mix things up a little bit! This recipe can help inspire you to make your cornbread particularly unique at your next big meal.
Settle the age-old debate of pecan vs. pumpkin with this heavenly pecan pumpkin pie recipe. If you’re lucky enough to have a pecan tree near your home, we recommend using fresh pecans for the top half of this pie. This is a perfect, low-stress dessert to have at Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone will be begging for this pecan pumpkin pie recipe!
When fall rolls around, we’re always on the lookout for the perfect apple pie recipe. The best apple pies are just the right combination of sweet and tart, and should always be made with crisp, fresh September and October apples. We’ve waited all year for this perfect apple pie, and we’re happy to report that this recipe does not disappoint. Lemon zest and cinnamon add a special zing to an otherwise classic recipe.
Green Bean Casserole Looking for a way to serve a side of vegetables to a crowd with minimal hassle? Give this green bean casserole a try! Great in the oven or in the slow cooker, these green beans are easy to whip up, and are sure to be a real fan favorite.
These easy honey glazed carrots are the perfect Thanksgiving side. They’re sweet enough to taste like candy, but carrots still add a healthy balance to the holiday feast. Cut regular sized carrots into one-inch lengths, or take an extra step out of the process and simply use baby carrots or pre-cut carrots. Feel free to sprinkle on some fresh thyme or dill when they’re served, though these easy honey glazed carrots will taste just as good with simple salt and pepper!
Make Thanksgiving a little bit easier with this simple glazed squash recipe. There’s no need to gather a dozen different ingredients and spend hours fussing over this vegetable dish! You just need two acorn squashes, a half cup of brown sugar, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. The brown sugar makes the squash sweet enough that even the pickiest of eaters will be asking for seconds, while the hands-off baking time lets you focus on more complicated main dishes. That’s why glazed squash has become one of our staple fall side dishes!
Make the most of your Thanksgiving feast with these easy Thanksgiving leftover ideas. With a little creativity, we found delicious ways to use leftovers in every meal–breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner! After all, shouldn’t your leftovers taste just as good as the main meal? From eggs and potato pancakes to fried stuffing bites, read on for more Thanksgiving leftover ideas!
If you can learn how to manage Thanksgiving dinner, then suddenly your turkey day feast will become a lot less stressful and a lot more fun! A little extra planning goes a long way when it comes to a complicated meal. While you can make life a little easier with handy Thanksgiving gadgets, like a turkey fryer that keeps the oven free for all the other Thanksgiving dishes, it can still be hard to coordinate that much food! We gathered our best tips on how to manage Thanksgiving dinner and an example schedule you can adapt to your own Turkey Day feast.
Why come up with three different ways to cook a turkey? After all, we all have our tried-and-true family recipes and secrets handed down over the years. But while we would never mess with Grandma Jean’s famous cranberry sauce, finding different ways to cook a turkey can have a big impact on your Thanksgiving feast. Friends and family will love the unexpected excitement of a turkey done differently while still getting to appreciate other timeless Thanksgiving classics. Plus, you may find that you and your guests stumble upon a new favorite turkey tradition. That’s why we’ve assembled three tried-and-true ways to cook a turkey, along with pros, cons, and helpful hints if you choose to be adventurous this Thanksgiving!