The trick is to prepare as many dishes as possible in the week leading up to Thanksgiving Day.
Flakey, warm biscuits with a touch of sweet potato for Thanksgiving.
Eggs baked with cream, tarragon and a compote of tomatoes, spinach and garlic are a simple vegetarian dish that feels luxurious and is infinitely tweakable.
Try this tasty pastry recipe for a different sort of dinner. Serve a slice of pork pie it with a crisp salad, and add some fresh fruit for dessert for a delightful meal.
Let red and blue tortilla chips fall into this creamy artichoke and spinach dip on election night.
Ease the stress of Election Day with cute red, white, and blue cupcakes. The batter and frosting can be made ahead of time; perfect for an election night party!
Election Cake has been served on Election Day since the early 1880s. This hearty fruit cake was traditionally baked to serve farmers who had left their fields for a few days to journey into town and vote.
Fried rice is a favorite Asian staple, but did you know it works best with cold leftover rice? Here are some helpful hints for making this crowd-pleasing meal at home.
Cheesy and warm, but also spicy and smokey, this soup will please both kids and parents. The chorizo and aged white cheddar make it different from your average bowl broccoli cheddar soup.
Bake your way through some of that extra Halloween candy with this three-layer ooey-gooey brownie recipe.
Halloween hot chocolate (think: liquid candy) is a great way to use up Halloween treats.
Top a basic shortbread dough with cinnamon-sugar nuts. Almonds, walnuts, and pecans all work. Then sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of each piece for an extra-special touch.
Use real apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to flavor this pound cake. Serve it as-is, or top it with a glaze of your choice for a homey dessert or gift.
Roast calabaza, or another pumpkin or squash, for this simple autumn soup. Use sour cream cut with milk to make the spooky spider-web effect, and add a raisin for the spider.
Order this dish at a Chinese take-out place and it may be a greasy, battered mess. But with a nice butt or shoulder cut of pork, simple ingredients, and a light sauce, sweet-and-sour pork gets a homemade makeover.
Trying to cut down on sweets or maintain a healthier lifestyle? It may not be traditional fudge, but give this almond butter banana fudge a try and your sweet tooth won't know the difference.
Open a few cans and toss a few ingredients. Voila, you have a sandwich alternative for lunch.
What's a 'crownie?' A cookie combined with a brownie of course! With a Rolo candy in the middle this treat is a chewy, fudgy, cakey delight.
A book club with bite and delicious debate. November's pick: 'White Truffles in Winter' by N.M. Kelby.