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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7 Tips for Setting a Beautiful Table

Williamsburg home stylist Cindy Cragg shows us how to make each Thanksgiving place setting special with easy, harvest-inspired ideas.

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  • Color reigns supreme. With all the wonderful hues of the harvest season, make sure to layer in a good punch of color at every place setting. "Just like with china and stemware, table linens don't have to match," Cragg says. Mix it up by picking three of your favorite fall colors and incorporating them differently at each setting.
  • Create a glow. Floating tea lights in partially filled stemware is a wonderful alternative to candles on the table. "I love the effect of amber or emerald colored stemware for this purpose," Cragg says. "When nestled in with other glasses, the light from the stemware creates the perfect seasonal glow."
  • Collect fall foliage. Layer an array of red, yellow, and orange leaves around the edge of a charger, or simply place leaves underneath the perimeter of the largest plate at each place setting. "This organic look adds just the right touch of the season," Cragg says.
  • Use your gourd. Small gourds of all colors make wonderful vessels for food. After hollowing out the inside, let the gourd dry before inserting a small bowl to fill with a side dish. "This is a really fun and festive way to serve a first course, like soup, which would already be on the table when your guests sit down," Cragg says.
  • Pick some pinecones. "The color is right, the texture is great, and these guys are perfect for holding on to something," Cragg says. Use the layers of the pinecones' prickly scales to hold place cards. For a different twist, Cragg suggests writing a word or two about what you're thankful for about each guest to place at his or her seat.
  • Add some organic flair. Dress up your silverware for the season with a little raffia and a magnolia leaf. Just roll your silverware up in a napkin, bind with raffia, and insert one magnolia leaf into the raffia tie. The glossy, green color of the magnolia will easily coordinate with napkins of any color.
  • Incorporate fall crops. Tuck a few wheat stalks into candlesticks for an interesting decoration -- and to add height to individual place settings. "A low, wide candleholder made of ceramic or pottery works well to complement the long, rustic look of the wheat cluster," Cragg says.
  • Cindy Cragg is a home stylist and holiday decorator inspired by the truly timeless traditions of colonial Williamsburg. To find more of Cragg's tips, check out Williamsburg Marketplace at www.williamsburgmarketplace.com.

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