Our Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Don't let stress become a part of your Thanksgiving feast -- our Thanksgiving survival guide is here to help! From quick how-to videos that guide you through everything from brining a turkey to crafting a centerpiece, we make hosting Thanksgiving easy.

Everything In This Slideshow

  • How to Cook a Turkey with Herbs

    Make your turkey extra flavorful this Thanksgiving by cooking it with fresh herbs -- here's how!

  • How to Brine a Turkey

    Max out the flavor of your Thanksgiving turkey with the brining technique – watch this short video to learn how it’s done.

  • How to Deep-Fry a Turkey

    Learn how to deep-fry your turkey with these easy tips from our Test Kitchen.

  • How to Carve a Turkey

    Learn how to properly carve a turkey (in the kitchen, not at the table!) with our quick secrets-to-success video.

  • Pinecone Chair Toppers

    Bring the outdoors inside with these pinecone chair decorations, perfect and easy additions to your Thanksgiving table.

  • Tips for Making Mashed Potatoes

    Make your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes just the way you like them with these tips from our Test Kitchen expert.

  • How to Make Succotash

    Learn how to make a basic succotash recipe for your Thanksgiving feast from renowned American chef Scott Peacock and Better Homes and Gardens Food Editor Nancy Hopkins.

  • How to Make a Harvest Wreath

    Make a pretty harvest wreath for your front door to welcome Thanksgiving guests with our step-by-step instructions.

  • Make a Creative Thanksgiving Centerpiece

    A simple platter becomes a pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece with some chalkboard paint and colored chalk -- watch how it's done!

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    Easy Thanksgiving Napkin Ideas

    Set your Thanksgiving table with these easy and beautiful fall napkin ideas from cookbook author Sandra Lee.

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    How to Roll Pie Dough

    Make a perfect pie for your Thanksgiving feast with our expert tips on how to roll pie dough.

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    How to Make a Woven Lattice-Top Pie

    Our simple tips for weaving a lattice-top pie crust will turn a basic Thanksgiving pie into a presentationworthy dessert.

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    Make Homemade Pie with Decorative Crusts

    Put the final flourish on all your homemade pies with ease – check out our five simple techniques for making beautiful pies every time.

  • Next Slideshow Luscious Pumpkin Desserts

    Luscious Pumpkin Desserts

    There's no doubt about it: Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor, and we especially love it in desserts. With classic pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie and new favorites like pumpkin bread pudding and pumpkin cupcakes, our collection of pumpkin dessert recipes will have you prepared for any fall gathering.
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