Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas for Your Table Display

Add fall flavor to your Thanksgiving table with elegant yet easy-to-make Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas. From natural elements to candle displays, these centerpieces will be a highlight on your holiday table.

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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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Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to Decorate Your Home

Celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving with these quick harvest-theme crafts.

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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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Delicious Holiday Soups

Warm the heart with a steamy holiday soup or stew. Ideal as starters or side dishes, these delicious soups will add a special twist to your holiday meal.

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    • Beef and Barley Stew with Roasted Winter Vegetables

      Hungry for homemade comfort? Try our hearty beef stew full of delicious roasted veggies -- perfect for a cold winter night.

    • Cream of Roasted Fennel Soup with Homemade Croutons

      Fennel's subtle sweetness creates the perfect base in this delicious soup recipe. For the busy holiday season, make the soup ahead so it's ready when it's time to serve. Our homemade croutons add a tasty crunch to each smooth and creamy bite.

    • Chicken Pot Pie Soup

      Give a classic recipe a creative twist with this comforting dish. Our hearty soup is stuffed with crunchy veggies and tasty chicken. Homemade biscuits (recipe included!) make the perfect topper.

    • Roasted Garlic and Red Sweet Pepper Soup

      This garlicky soup is a holiday-ready addition to your dinner menu. Garnish with shredded basil for a gorgeous, fresh finish.

    • Video: How to Plan a Holiday Soup Buffet

      Watch how to throw together an easy holiday soup buffet -- a perfect party idea that guests are sure to warm up to.

    • Christmas Potato Soup

      Your guests will love this rich potato-bacon soup. Toasted bread in the shape of a star with onion-grape marmalade and snipped chives makes a festive topper.

    • Beef and Borscht Stew

      Impress your holiday guests with this delicious Russian dish featuring beef, beets, and other vegetables. The flavors come together in the slow cooker so you set it and forget it.

    • Butternut Squash Bisque

      Chipotle peppers add just the right amount of heat to this slightly sweet root-vegetable soup. Crumbled bacon and shaved Gouda cheese make delicious toppings for a dish that looks festive, too.

    • Christmas Chili

      Ancho chiles, jalapeno pepper, and chili powder add kick to this hearty meat chili, which can be made in the slow cooker if you prefer.

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      Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

      This creamy soup mixes delicious butternut squash and carrots for an elegant, mild dinner starter. Add an extra dash of sophistication by using leeks in place of onions.

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      Bouillabaisse

      Welcome the holidays with a taste of the Mediterranean. This impressive seafood soup originated in southern France and combines four types of seafood with plenty of vegetables in a tasty broth.

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      Clam Chowder with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

      This creamy classic, topped with crispy bacon and authentic Italian cheese, serves up to 10 people and can be made in under an hour.

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      Butternut Squash Soup with Ravioli

      This pretty soup takes just 30 minutes to make and requires only six ingredients, giving you more time to spend with your holiday guests.

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      Lentil-Ham Soup

      Looking for ways to use up leftover ham? It pairs deliciously with lentils in our easy, 200-calorie soup. Make it ahead in your slow cooker for a holiday dish that couldn't be simpler.

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      Ginger-Carrot Soup

      Caramelized onions and fresh ginger bring delicious flavor to this carrot and sweet potato soup. A food processor helps to blend the veggies together and achieve the perfect creamy texture.

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      Danish Green Kale Soup

      This make-ahead stew is an almost-instant winter dinner. It simmers all day in a slow cooker and requires very little of your attention.

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      Holiday Pumpkin Soup

      Sophisticated yet stunningly simple, this 25-minute pumpkin starter gets bold flavors from curry powder, cumin, and coriander. Top with sour cream and sage leaves for a lovely finishing touch.

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      Sausage and Tortellini Soup

      Smoked sausage stars in this easy slow cooker soup. Hearty veggies and cheesy tortellini make it a perfect side for large holiday celebrations. Best of all, it's low in calories.

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      Tomato-Tortellini Soup

      This four-ingredient soup is an easy starter for any dinner party. Cheesy tortellini simmered in savory veggie-tomato bisque makes a mouthwatering combination that pairs great with garlic bread.

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      Split Pea Soup

      Think green with this flavorful take on classic split pea soup. Smoked pork hocks transform it into a hearty holiday favorite.

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      Pumpkin-Bean Soup

      You can whip up this festive starter in only 15 minutes using canned pumpkin and cannellini beans. Sage, cracked black peppercorns, and fresh lime add extra oomph. 

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      Apple-Cheddar Soup

      Turn a proven crowd-pleaser -- apples and cheese -- into a delicious dish. Chunks of potato add heartiness and texture to this creamy soup. Garnish with slices of Granny Smith apples for tart flavor or Pacific Queen apples for a sweeter alternative.

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      Holiday Mushroom Soup

      Indulge guests with the mild, earthy flavor of the mushrooms in this creamy soup. Roasted red peppers and snipped rosemary add festive touches.

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      23 Potato Recipes Worthy of Your Next Party

      Baked, smashed, roasted, or fried -- it's hard to go wrong with potatoes. Plus, with a rainbow of rich toppings like bacon, cheese, veggies, and more, the flavor possibilities are endless. So whether you're hosting a holiday get-together or enjoying dinner with friends, these delicious potato recipes are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
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