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!

5 Thanksgiving Dishes Kids Can Make

From scooping and seasoning to spreading and rolling, these recipes have tons of steps that kids can really do all on their own. (Just be sure to adjust and supervise based on age and ability!)

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.

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.

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.

Corny Cookies

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

9 Thanksgiving Recipes for Baby

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

Cook Thanksgiving Dinner in Four Hours

With our can't-miss menu and minute-by-minute plan, you can get a festive meal on the table in only a little more time than it takes for the football game to finish.

12 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes From 'Parents' Staffers and Readers

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

Marshmallow Pilgrim Hat Treats

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

Cute and Easy Cupcakes that Look Like Apples

No apples were harmed in the making of these cupcakes.

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.

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.

Cute Gobbler Cupcakes

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

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.

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

Sweet Turkey Cupcakes

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

Sweet Thanksgiving Treats

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

Easy as Pie

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

Super Stuffings

Three very different variations on the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish.

Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte

Learn how to make a delicious Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte. This easy recipe uses just five ingredients for a fall coffee treat.

Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie

This recipe for Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie is a deliciously cool sweet treat that will wow even Thanksgiving pie purists. So level-up your classic slice of pumpkin pie by adding chocolate chip and pumpkin ice cream to the mix.

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.

Holiday Helpers: Easy Recipes to Make Before and After Thanksgiving

Instead of reaching for takeout before and after your Thanksgiving feast, try these easy dishes. You can use up leftovers, raid the pantry, and cook while you're asleep!