Set the stage for your epic Thanksgiving meal with welcoming appetizers, clever (easier-than-it-looks) decor and some seasonal, buzzworthy cocktails.

  1. 1 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

    Kick Off the Feast

    Whether you're prepping dips for Turkey Day football watchers or serving light bites to arriving guests, don't let them hit the feast table famished.

  2. 2 How to Host Your First Thanksgiving

    How to Host Your First Thanksgiving

    Take a deep breath: Some advance prep and rules to remember on the big day will help you host without a hitch.

  3. 3 Kelsey Nixon's Easy Thanksgiving Menu

    Menus from the Masters

    Overwhelmed by options? Let one of Cooking Channel's chefs plan your Thanksgiving by following their coordinated menus.

  4. 4 Thanksgiving Equipment and Gear

    The Tools You’ll Need

    Stock your kitchen with the necessary gadgets, from your basic measuring tools to roasting, carving and baking essentials.

  5. 5 Traditional Thanksgiving Table Decorations

    Dress Your Table

    Set a stylish scene with harvest wheats and berries, burgundy and silver accents or woodsy greens and whites.

  6. 6 Feed Thanksgiving House Guests

    Feed Guests All Weekend Long

    Don’t forget your hungry, hungry houseguests! Get tips for easy dinners and snacks –– and the day-of breakfast.

  7. 7 10 Ways to MacGyver Thanksgiving

    10 Ways to MacGyver Thanksgiving

    These clever hacks will save you from mishaps like missing kitchen tools or a lack of fridge space.

  8. 8 Granola Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie

    Masters of Disguise

    Our clever granola streusel transforms store-bought pie into a dessert that seems entirely homemade. (They'll never know.)

  9. 9 Easy Thanksgiving Party Ideas

    Chic Cheat Sheet

    From low-key table decorations to our simplest, foolproof recipes: Stage this modern, rustic meal.

  10. 10 HELP! Hosting Disasters, Averted

    HELP! Hosting Disasters, Averted

    Cracked pie, extra guests, wine-stained tablecloth: simple solutions for every Thanksgiving quandary.

  11. 11 Make Your Own Centerpieces

    Watch: DIY Decor

    Need a centerpiece in a pinch? Turn coffee beans, cranberries and candles into an I-can’t-believe-you-made-that stunner.

  12. 12 Stuffed Squash + More Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

    Thanksgiving, No Matter What You Eat –– Or Don't

    Make sure there's something for everyone by prepping dishes that suit special dietary needs and requests.

  13. 13 Thanksgiving Potluck Recipes

    Master the Potluck

    These 15 easy sides and dessert recipes will wow guests — and are easy to tote along to your potluck Thanksgiving meal.

  14. 14 Thanksgiving Table Ideas + Tips

    Pretty Pantry Tricks

    An eye toward repurposing and some creative arrangement make ordinary household items chic.

  15. 15 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

    12 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

    Served with apps or alongside the turkey, cocktails filled with seasonal ingredients help guests get in the holiday spirit.

  16. 16 Best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

    Ways to Love Leftovers

    Give guests a reason to dig into leftovers: super soups, layered sandwiches and more creative meals.

  17. 17 Thanksgiving Inspiration Boards

    Ideas Worth Stealing

    See what inspires 18 popular food bloggers and stylists when they plan their Thanksgiving menus and decor.

  18. 18 How to Chill Wine

    Cold Wine, Stat

    Chill wine faster than your freezer with these simple steps and have a cold bottle ready before the apps hit the table.

  19. 19 Take-Home Leftover Boxes

    Better To-Go Goodies

    Give guests a way to keep feasting and free up your fridge space with these prettily packaged leftovers.

  20. 20 Kids' Thanksgiving Table

    The Kids’ Table

    Cute coloring and craft activities (and a throwaway tablecloth!) double as decor for this kids' table.

  21. 21 Ways to Welcome Thanksgiving Guests

    A Welcoming Abode

    Make your home warm and welcoming for friends and family — and prepare yourself for the challenges of hosting guests.

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