Delicious, classic recipes are always in style for a Thanksgiving feast. Keep the preparation stress-free with a little advanced strategizing. Remember: a turkey can take several days to thaw, so check the package recommendations. Think about oven management. We have intentionally selected Slow-Cooker Cornbread Dressing to free the oven up for the turkey and rolls. Scan the recipes for steps and recipes that you can do ahead. Set the table several days ahead, and get the coolers out to hold additional ice. Bake the pies the day before. With a plan, you'll enjoy this day of giving thanks with ease. Serves 8 to 10.
Roast Turkey With Sage and Thyme

Anytime Turkey Gravy

Pear Salad with Raspberry Cream
Sweet Potato Cups
Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes
Slow-Cooker Cornbread Dressing
Green Beans With Mushrooms and Bacon
Grandma Erma's Spirited Cranberry Sauce
Quick Yeast Rolls
Elegant Pumpkin-Walnut Layered Pie

By: Shirley Harrington, Senior Food Editor