Toss this colorful salad together between 1-6 hours before serving. The dressing will soften the kale just enough.
No one has to know how easy these are to make! The apple butter can be prepared a few days ahead of time. But, if you're in a hurry just substitute store-bought.
This delicious sauce can also be prepared on the stove-top. Stir all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the cranberries are very tender, about 15 minutes.
Bring this crowd-pleasing side to your host's house unbaked and pop it in the oven while the turkey is resting.
This moist cake is, miraculously, made in the slow cooker! Serve it hot, warm, or at room temperature. Pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and Dried Fruit Compote.
Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Parents magazine.