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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Farm House-Style Holiday Entertaining Menu

From the meatball appetizer to the chocolate cake, this is a real down-home meal. The pork and the corn casserole cook in the same oven, so cook the corn longer than called for in the recipe -- it's at a lower temperature than if you made it on its own. The menu serves 8 to10 adults: that would translate into 6 adults and 6 or so young children if they eat like most kids do when they're at a party and are distracted by everything around them.

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Cranberry-Barbecue Meatballs

Cranberry-Barbecue Meatballs recipe

This timeline shows how far in advance food preparation for the menu can take place. Following these tips allows maximum time with your guests and minimum fuss.

Up to 1 month before

  • Bake chocolate cake layers. Cool completely, wrap well, and freeze.

Up to 1 week before dinner

  • Prepare marinade for pork roast. Cover and refrigerate.

Up to 2 days before dinner

  • Cook Sweet and Sour Cabbage and cool. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Prepare Creamed Corn Casserole through step 2. Cover with foil and refrigerate.

Up to 1 day before dinner

  • Marinate pork roast. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Thaw frozen meatballs in refrigerator.
  • Prepare layered vegetable salad. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Thaw cake at room temperature.

Up to 6 hours before dinner

  • Bring corn casserole to room temperature.
  • Make no-cook frosting and frost cake.

2 hours before dinner

  • Roast pork in 325-degree oven.
  • Prepare sauce for pork.
  • Place foil-covered corn casserole alongside pork. It will take longer than 1 hour to cook because the oven is at 325 degrees F., less than called for in the recipe. Stir, cook until hot, and keep warm until the roast is cooked.

1 hour before dinner

  • Cook meatballs; keep warm.

20 minutes before dinner

  • Reheat Sweet and Sour Cabbage.
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