A Moveable Feast
Roasted Root and Kale Salad
Toss this colorful salad together between 1-6 hours before serving. The dressing will soften the kale just enough.
Cheddar-Pecan Crackers and Apple Butter
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.
Slow-Cooker Cranberry Sauce
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.
Orange-Spiced Sweet-Potato Casserole
Bring this crowd-pleasing side to your host's house unbaked and pop it in the oven while the turkey is resting.
Slow-Cooker Gingerbread Cake
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.
How to Roast Right
Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Parents magazine.