Food & Recipes

Make your Thanksgiving deliciously stress-free with food and recipes you'll want to make year after year. Find fun kid-friendly takes on classics and discover new snack and sidedish ideas that kids will love!

15 Easy Appetizer Ideas

Invite your guests to mingle and munch on these tasty appetizers while you put the finishing touches on Thanksgiving dinner!

Baby's First Thanksgiving Recipes

Turn traditional holiday favorites into baby-friendly fare with easy-to-make recipes for nutritious purees, simple finger foods, and more.

Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

No one wants to worry about preparing dinner in the hectic days leading up to Thanksgiving. Our advice: Rely on your slow cooker for simple hands-off meals.

Sweet Thanksgiving Treats

Your family will be oh-so-thankful for these fun holiday desserts!

Choose Sides!

Let's face it, even though the turkey is at the center of the plate, the Thanksgiving meal wouldn't be complete without showstopping side dishes. We've put a new spin on classic favorites that are sure to please everyone at the table.

Grocery List for the Easiest Thanksgiving Dinner

Make grocery shopping a snap. Print this organized list of everything you need to make our complete Thanksgiving menu and take it with you to the store.

6 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes From Parents Staffers

Every family celebrates Thanksgiving a little differently. Get inspired by Parents staffers' favorite holiday recipes. You just might find one or two new ideas perfect for your little Pilgrims.

Quiz: Which Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You?

In need of one more side dish to complete your family's Thanksgiving feast? Our quiz will tell you which one is a necessity for your table.

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Holiday Foods Babies Can Eat Too

Nine foods (and how to serve them) that even the smallest holiday diners can enjoy.

Apple Cupcakes

Clever to the core, a crateful of these faux apples is a perfect classroom treat.

Marshmallow Pilgrim Hat Treats

Crunchy and sweet, these Marshmallow Pilgrim Hat Treats are a great way to cap a Thanksgiving classroom party.

Thanksgiving Treat: Fox Pumpkin Pie

Directions for turning a slice of pumpkin pie into an adorable fox.

Clever Fox Pumpkin Pie

Add whimsy to a traditional Thanksgiving dessert with this cute-as-pie idea.

Farm to Feast: 5 Thanksgiving Recipes

Showcase autumn's fruits, veggies, and flavors with these tempting in-season recipes

How to Cook a Turkey

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving for the first time or you just want a turkey refresher, this poultry primer covers everything you need to know to make the perfect bird this holiday season. Think of it as your ultimate guide to Thanksgiving turkey.

Corny Cookies

These candy-topped treats are a sweet addition to your feast or a Thanksgiving school party.

The Very Best Mashed Potatoes

Butter, milk, a bit of heavy cream, and our secret ingredient--a dash of vinegar--make these the most delicious potatoes ever. If you want to make them ahead of time, reheat in the microwave at half-power, stirring every 3 minutes until hot.

Make a Pilgrim-Hat Dip Station

Transform paper cups and craft paper into a festive veggie holder.

9 Thanksgiving Recipes for Baby

Prepare a delicious holiday meal that's just right for baby.

Cute Gobbler Cupcakes

When you need a great Thanksgiving or a school party treat, these tasty turkeys fit the bill.

Easiest Thanksgiving Dinner Ever!

Easiest Thanksgiving Dinner Ever!

Super Stuffings

Three very different variations on the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish.

Sweet Turkey Cupcakes

These irresistible treats are sure to be gobbled up as soon as they land on the dessert table.

Easy as Pie

You can put together any of these delicious holiday favorites in 15 minutes or less.

How to Handle Picky Eaters at the Holiday Table

If holiday meals are stressful for you and your picky eater, here's some advice!