A fondant Tom Turkey on a whimsical holiday cake.
Turkey Butter - a fun fat!
Bake the Apple Pecan Tart completely, then freeze in advance to make the big day easier
Another dessert that can be made pretty far in advance (if not for Thanksgiving, then for Christmas!) - Chocolate Pumpkin Layer Cake
Molasses Sugar Cookies - soft, chewy, and delicious! An old family favorite.
because the oven is booked, desserts from the freezer. persimmon swirled semifreddo
Roasted Veggies with Garlic and Parsley Sauce
easy to steam and marinate Pickled Shrimp in advance of entertaining
since the main event is excessive, go with small and light as a starter - parsley anchovy salad
Fennel and Celery Salad for something - anything! - light and healthy during the Holidays
Wake up to low-fat jam muffins for breakfast.
a little something for everyone's sweet teeth: spiced pumpkin cake with chocolate sour cream ganache and pecans.
if you have leftover mashed potatoes (we never do but...), make Potato, Salmon and Spinach Patties with Garlicky Dill Cream
who hates mac and cheese?! Macaroni and Humboldt Fog Cheese from Waverly Inn's John De Lucie made this hater a believer
Carrot Salad with Lemon and Herbs, adapted from Joel Robuchon. No cooking, and ridiculously simple.
Fall fruits persimmon and apples on Trader Joe's all-butter puff pastry - yummy and easy!
whole grain mustard rolls from a basic bread dough laced with whole grain mustard
Simple, tasty (and low carb!)- Salmon steaks with sauteed veges and salsa verde.
Carrot Cake Pancakes with sweet cream cheese spread, and Cinnamon-Apple Pancakes, for the sake of excess.
The Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, what packet mixes wannabe, and it's hardly more difficult to make.
I prepare myself to the Winter before. And I will start with the jams. Quince jam and a delicious breakfast with black Tea..
Awesome list of 30 Baking Tips from experts around the world like Rose Levy Berenbaum, Dorie Greenspan, and Peter Reinhart, just to name a few
Comfort Food: drumsticks stewed with root vegetables in a sweet and savory soy broth.
A pumpkin lasagna that could make it to any Thanksgiving day dinner.
a robot that flips okonomiyaki - could be useful for sunday brunch pancakes! [via: inomthings ]
Nothing simpler than a refreshing smoothie for breakfast. Easy step by step photo directions.
A quick trick tenderizes an inexpensive cut of meat to produce delicious, tender Pan Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Rosemary.
Beautiful shrimp fra diavolo - Off the Shelf guest post from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Broccoli - how to blanch it in a quick and easy way
Sushi. Or is it? Actually, these sushi look-alikes are candies and cookies.
What's the secret to making restaurant-style hot & crunchy fried bananas? Spring roll wrappers! Wonderful with vanilla ice cream or a little whipped cream!
Here's an eggless sweet potato squash pie with a ginger crust.