Michele Morris presented helpful hints last month on how to beat the clock this holiday season. We also have several resources to make your turkey day as stress-free as possible:
This holiday survival guide from the editors of Fine Cooking. It answers every question you may have about turkeys (buying information, thawing times, oven temperatures and more) as well as 100 recipes from appetizers to desserts with many helpful hints. Did you know that your pumpkin pies will crack if you overcook them?
Sam Sifton, former New York Times restaurant critic, has created a timeless guide for Thanksgiving dinner from planning of the meal to the washing of the last plate. This is a book about the classic Thanksgiving meal. It’s perfect for first timers or old timers with helpful tips like warming plates and using turkey stock to drizzle over the turkey before putting it on the table for the carving.
Do you have vegetarians coming over? Vegetarian Times created a cookbook full of holiday favorites that are veggie-friendly. There are 180 recipes from Cream of Yam and Carrot Soup to Apple Cranberry Crumb Tart.
Are you worried about place settings? Williams-Sonoma has created a great guide with several menus as well as step-by-step instructions for decorating your home, setting an attractive table and making a variety of festive drinks.
Martha Stewart is the ultimate holiday entertainer. She shares her tips in this DVD, which includes recipes, centerpiece and table setting ideas as well as some Thanksgiving crafts for the kids.