Warm and Cozy Fall Desserts

If you ask us, fall desserts are always in season. But these served-warm treats -- boasting pumpkin, chocolate, apple, and more -- are just right for a crisp autumn night. Whether the leaves are starting to turn or not, one (or two!) of these cozy desserts is sure to hit the spot.

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Great Green Bean Recipes

Whether you're scooping up a side of green bean casserole or munching on a crisp green bean salad, green beans add classic flavor, color, and nutrients to your meal. Change up your usual green bean routine with some of our fresh green bean recipes -- you won't be disappointed!

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How to Cook a Turkey with Herbs

Use herbs, such as sage, in addition to salt, pepper, and onions for a delicious take on roast turkey. Our turkey recipe ensures flavorful results for your Thanksgiving dinner or for any other special-occasion dinner.

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Natural Fall Wreaths

Autumn's colorful bounty of foliage and produce is the first place we look when decorating for fall. Made with (or inspired by) bittersweet, cornhusks, apples, twigs, and other natural adornments and textures, these door wreaths are perfect for welcoming the season.

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Easy-to-Make Place Cards and Napkin Rings for a Thanksgiving Table

Craft these easy place cards and napkins rings to designate spots at the Thanksgiving dinner table. We've also got bonus kids' table Thanksgiving decorations at the end of the slideshow!

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How to Brine a Turkey

Add incredible flavor and moisture to your turkey recipe by brining it before roasting. The process of brining a turkey is easier than you think -- we've even got a secret that frees up room in your refrigerator.

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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

Overwhelmed with Thanksgiving dinner preparations? Get a head start by making delicious and easy appetizer recipes now. By doing a little cooking ahead of time, you can avoid the hassle on Thanksgiving Day. Our make-ahead appetizers include recipes that can be prepared the day before or up to six months ahead of the holiday.

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Simple Thanksgiving Candle Displays

Light up your Thanksgiving table with these bright ideas for quick and easy holiday candle displays. For safety, never leave a burning candle unattended. Many of our candle displays should only be lit for a short time; do not let the flame come close to flammable design elements.

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    • Corn and Candles Display

      Elevate a basic pillar candle to Thanksgiving-worthy status. Hot-glue ears of Indian corn around a pillar candle and tie twine around the arrangement. For a more elegant look, substitute pretty satin ribbon for the twine.

    • Easy Votive with Nuts

      Easy can be impressive. Simply place a votive candle in a clear glass container and surround it with unshelled nuts. This go-anywhere decoration can be displayed on a table, buffet, or fireplace mantel. When Thanksgiving is over, remove the nuts and replace with jingle bells to ring in the Christmas season.

    • Autumn Candles Centerpiece

      Garnish plain pillar candles with colorful leaves for an elegant and understated display. Determine placement of leaves on each candle. Coat the backs of the leaves with decoupage medium and smooth in place on the candle. If necessary, use tacky white crafts glue to hold the stems down. Cover the sides of the candle -- including the leaves -- with one or more coats of decoupage medium.

    • Elegant Candle Display with Acorns and Pearls

      Add a touch of elegance to an autumn element using luminous pearls. Glue acorns to a crafts-foam wreath, placing the caps squarely on its surface. Mix whole acorns and acorn caps for a natural look. Hot-glue large pearl beads to some of the acorn caps to add pops of pearly white to the rich brown ring of nuts.

    • Glowing Autumn Leaf Votives

      Simple votive holders are transformed into beauty when fiery leaves are casually tied around them with string or twine.

    • Kitchen Candle Collection

      To make this clever arrangement, fill the cups of a muffin tin with various spices, seeds, and dried beans and lentils. In some of the cups, nestle groupings of votive candles. To make the lentil and bean balls, coat small plastic-foam balls with glue and cover with dried beans or lentils. Let dry. Apply a coat of polyurethane to the balls to make them shimmer in the candlelight.

    • Seasonal Bounty Centerpiece with Candles

      For a bright, seasonal centerpiece, tuck a trio of pillar candles into a branch from the yard. Fill the open spaces with gourds, pods, and berries.

    • Colorful Candle Spread

      Line up colorful votive cups on an antique bread tray and flank with fall branches. Expand beyond the expected Thanksgiving colors -- yellow, orange, red, and brown -- and add dark purple for a rich pop of color.

    • Fruit-n-Nuts Candle Display

      Pick a few finds from the supermarket produce aisle to create a colorful candle display for Thanksgiving. Hot-glue unshelled almonds around a candle and wrap with a length of twine. Place the candle on a decorative plate and surround with kumquats and an evergreen sprig. For extra holiday flair and fragrance, poke cloves into some of the kumquats.

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      Pumpkin Centerpiece with Candles

      This dimensional fall centerpiece comes alive with a gathering of candles surrounded by autumnal elements.

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      Multicandle Fall Centerpiece

      Cast a soft glow over your Thanksgiving table with a multicandle centerpiece. Bundle large pillar candles together (we used nine) with a length of wide satin ribbon. Surround the base of the centerpiece with bittersweet or greenery.

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      Family Photo Candle

      Incorporate a favorite family snapshot into a Thanksgiving decoration. Measure the circumference of a glass hurricane and cut scrapbooking paper to measure (you may need to overlap two pieces to fit). Adhere a photo to the paper with scrapbooking adhesive squares or glue. Decorate the paper with fall-theme stickers and embellishments. Wrap around the hurricane, securing the overlapping edges of the paper with double-sided tape. Finish the look by tying complementary shades of taffeta ribbon around the base.

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      Candle Centerpiece with Dried Beans

      Dried beans and lentils are affordable and versatile items to use for Thanksgiving decorating. For this arrangement, place a large pillar candle inside a large glass cylinder. Pour dried white beans into the cylinder around the candle, filling the container about 2 inches deep. Place the cylinder in a wide glass bowl and pour dried black beans around it. Surround the cylinder with white candles in glass votive cups.

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      Tall Thanksgiving Candle Display

      Shop architectural salvage stores for old finials, table legs, and porch posts to use as interesting candleholders. Longer posts can be cut into shorter pieces to make multiple candleholders.

      Editor's Tip: Add a spacer between the candle and the wooden base to reduce the risk of fire and prevent melted wax from discoloring the surface. Use an antique saucer to add a decorative element or a small round glass disc (or mirror) for a subtle touch.

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      Autumnal Hues Thanksgiving Table Candle Display

      For this colorful fall candle arrangement, start with a wide clear vase (ours is 12x8-1/4 inches). Nestle a smaller cylinder vase inside (ours is 11x4-3/4 inches) and insert a candle. Layer dried corn, burgundy cockscomb, pale green dried hops, and brown oak leaves between the two vases. To expand the display, fill 6-inch cylinders with similar layers and insert small pillar candles into them. Position small glass votive holders around the larger cylinders and add harvest-color votive candles.

      Editor's Tip: Be sure the candles extend well beyond the dried materials to prevent a fire hazard.

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      Candle Display with Corn

      The most beautiful candle displays are often the simplest. For a modern touch, place a pillar candle in a clear, square glass container, then add corn kernels about halfway up the height of the candle.

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      Autumn Candleholder

      This autumn-color centerpiece is perfect for the Thanksgiving table or any autumn gathering. Best of all, it looks great even without the candles lit. Simply fill a shallow bowl with unpopped popcorn kernels and dried beans. Nestle votive candles into the mixture until they are stable. Be sure the mixture isn't too close to the candlewicks.

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      Autumn Candle Centerpiece with Nuts

      For a quick autumn centerpiece, place candlesticks in a dish and surround with mixed nuts. Have an extra bowl of the snacks nearby so guests aren't tempted to eat the display.

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      Glowing Autumn Leaves

      Take nature-inspired decorating a step further by decoupaging leaves (real or artificial) onto glass votive holders.

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      Pretty Thanksgiving Centerpieces

      Grace your Thanksgiving table with one of these pretty centerpieces, which incorporate harvest-hue flowers and motifs.
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