The holidays are just around the corner. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with your family or friends, it’s the perfect excuse to show off your cooking skills. Even if you don’t cook regularly, or lack expertise in the kitchen, there are plenty of brands and websites that provide great tips and recipes for Thanksgiving meals, sides, and desserts.
Here are a few places you can trust to find inspiration for Thanksgiving meals that are both special and delicious.
A TV network, website, and magazine that reaches more than 100 million households each month, Food Network is a great place to find recipes for any main dish, side, or dessert you could want to make with different varieties of all the classics. Recipes include a difficulty level, prep and cook times, serving sizes, ingredients lists, and easy-to-follow directions. You can click the link to view the recipe, or “save to your collection” to view later.
You can also follow what the celebrity chefs are making, from Ina Garten and Rachel Ray to Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis.
If you want to impress your dinner guests, this may be a good place to find your recipes. This monthly magazine and website shares high-end recipes, wine reviews, and cooking and entertainment tips. While you may have to visit a specialty grocery store to find all of the ingredients, these recipes are sure to impress even your most picky eater.
For more popular and traditional recipes, AllRecipes.com offers a variety of dishes sure to suit everyone on your guest list. The recipes can be submitted by anyone, and then reviewed and ranked (up to five stars) by others who make it. You can view the number of people who reviewed the recipe, as well as the star rating. Comments on the recipes also give insights to tips or substitutions others used. Easy-to-read cooking instructions make this website user-friendly for those of all cooking levels.
If you not only want recipes for a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but also tips, crafts, and DIY ideas for your home and dinner party, Martha Stewart is a classic resource. She gives step-by-step instructions for decorations such as fall centerpieces, table toppers, and place cards to recipes for full Thanksgiving menus. Some of her projects may be a bit ambitious and put your DIY crafting skills to the test, but they are sure to wow your guests.
Delish Magazine and website will give you a variety of Thanksgiving tips and ideas for dinner, drinks, crafts, and more. Whether you’re looking for crock pot Thanksgiving recipes to make turkey day a breeze, tips for properly carving a turkey, or fall sangria recipes for your after-dinner party, you’ll find it all here.
The site is organized into articles that list links to recipes, so you may have to do some digging before you find exactly what you’re looking for. However, there’s no lack of information and inspiration for a perfect feast.
A Buzzfeed brand, you’ll find various fun and interesting food and drink recipes, as well as a place to purchase cookware you may need. From “Three Thanksgiving Mains for People Who Hate Turkey” and “Thanksgiving Staples If You Only Have a Microwave” to “Three Thanksgiving Appetizers to Hold You until the Big Meal” and more, there are nearly 300 recipes listed under “Thanksgiving.”
Watch a video of the Tasty team creating the dish, and click the recipe link for ingredients and step-by-step written instructions.