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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Thanksgiving Planning Tips

Follow our Thanksgiving planning tips to make your family's celebration run smoothly this year. From tips on traveling with holiday food to learning how to time the turkey, create a memorable Thanksgiving and still have time to enjoy it. To guarantee a successful Thanksgiving, start planning early in November, using our Thanksgiving timeline as a reference. Our guide to keeping Thanksgiving stress-free will ensure a calm and relaxing day of thanks, and if you run into any snags, you can always consult our Thanksgiving kitchen tips. Need step-by-step roasting instructions? Our easy-to-use, interactive turkey-roasting guide will help you cook the perfect turkey. Learn how to shop for a crowd, and get expert tips for planning the Thanksgiving meal. You'll also find creative ways to give thanks, such as making a clever Thanksgiving centerpiece with everyone's thoughts. For another fun family activity, consult our list of the best Thanksgiving movies. Come Thanksgiving, you'll be well prepared for the big day so that you can focus on giving thanks for your family and friends gathered around the table.

Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet

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Easy and Creative Ways to Give Thanks at Thanksgiving

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Table Centerpieces for the Holidays

Leave no table bare this holiday! Our pretty table centerpieces ensure you'll...

Shopping for a Crowd

Use this guide when you're planning to buy food for a large group. The size fo...

Thanksgiving Countdown

Here's your timeline to success with all your Thanksgiving preparations this...

Fall Centerpiece Ideas

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Best Thanksgiving Movies

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Thanksgiving Trivia

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How to Carve a Turkey

Watch as we carve a turkey for Thanksgiving or another special dinner. We help...

Creative Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Get creative with your centerpiece designs -- a chalkboard-painted platter...

Take Control of Thanksgiving, and Enjoy

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Easy to Make Centerpieces for the Holidays

Pretty-up your tabletop with these easy holiday centerpieces. They work well...

Traveling with Holiday Food

Keep all your favorite foods safe to eat whether you're traveling across town...

How to Make Pecan Pie

Enjoy perfectly baked pecan pie by watching for the center filling to puff and...

Holiday Buffet Party Food Ideas

Create a sophisticated look for your holiday party food table with these easy...

Thanksgiving with Tyler Florence

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home an...

Trend Spotting with BHG: Charcuterie

What is charcuterie? Glad you asked! These trays of cold cooked meats and...

Tex-Mex Fall Party

Turn the same old get-together into a Tex-Mex themed celebration.

Side Dish Upgrade: Stuffing

Try our twists on basic stuffing. You likley have these flavor-enhancing...

Turkey Advice

Thoughtful tips and clever ideas to help you make Thanksgiving wonderful --...

Holiday Host Essentials: Trays, Platters and Stands

From dessert stands to beverage dispensers, we've got your serveware needs...

Simple Centerpieces from Nature

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Holiday Cooking Questions and Answers

The Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen experts serve up answers to your...


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