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Autumn Vegetable Vegetarian Moussaka

Moussaka is a classic Greek dish usually made with layers of eggplant, potatoes and meat. Here we are skipping the meat and adding nutrient-dense autumn vegetables.

Mixed Berry Lemon Pudding Cake

This old fashioned dessert is mixed as one batter but separates into a sponge cake on top with a luscious pudding on the bottom, filled with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.

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Pomegranate Granita

This spiced granita is a perfect palate cleanser and full of healthy antioxidants to boot!

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Enjoy this flavorful squash dish as a vegetarian entrée or carve into wedges and serve as a side.

Waffle Stuffing Stacks

Stuffing goes from ho-hum to waffle fun with this take on Thanksgiving’s favorite side dish!

Cranberry-Lime Fizz

This fizzy cocktail is kid-friendly yet sparkly enough to raise a glass to toast all you are thankful for.

Crispy Corny Tots

There is more than one way to eat your veggies! Try these little tots for a fun twist on vegetables.

Thankfulness Tree Mural

As the leaves and temperatures drop, bring the beauty of the vibrant fall landscape into your home. This craft repurposes your stash of brown paper grocery bags to make a grand tribute to gratefulness.

Pumpkin Stamped Place Cards

Those mini pumpkins and gourds are oh so cute. In addition to putting them on display, put them to work—as stamps!

Beaded Napkin Ring Holders

How to personalize your Thanksgiving table this year? Bring the kids in to help! Adding a child’s creative touch to an otherwise sophisticated scene can really soften the tone of a room and introduce more character.

Tulle Turkey

Put a little extra fun and sweetness into Thanksgiving for the kids by helping them craft a cute take-home turkey (or make them ahead of time to pass out as party favors).

How to Make the Kid’s Table More Fun

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a very busy time of year. When it’s finally time to sit down to a meal many hands have prepped for hours, grown-ups want to do just that: sit.

Stamped Pumpkin Runner

Customizing home décor doesn’t have to be complicated. If you team up with your kids, it can be a fun afternoon activity as well as a way for them to contribute to the Thanksgiving meal. We’re going to stamp a runner onto a tablecloth.

Five Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget

There’s no need to break the bank for one day of celebrating. Your family and friends will be glad to see you and that’s what matters most. Before you make your shopping list, consider these tricks that will save you a few bucks here and there.

3D Thankfulness Tree

Turn pickup sticks from a chore to a game, and make a three-dimensional tree to celebrate the season and reflect on all there is to be grateful for this time of year.

Quinoa Spinach Salad

Fill this salad with your favorite fruits to add a zestful taste and texture for a light side dish.

Stuffing Muffins

Serve these pre-portioned traditional stuffing muffins that everyone will enjoy for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Apple Sangria

Create the perfect fall beverage with fresh-picked apples in this apple sangria.

Orange Glaze

This orange glaze tastes great with either your Thanksgiving turkey or your Christmas Ham. All of your guests will enjoy the citrus flavor.

Spinach Dippers

These warm and tasty spinach dippers will have all your guests wanting more. The flavorful spinach dip goes perfectly with the flaky crust.

Pumpkin Hummus

Treat your guests to this homemade hummus that’s full of tasty fall flavors.

Pesto Pinwheels

If you’re in need of a super quick and super tasty appetizer, then these pesto pinwheels are what you need. They’ll be a hit at any gathering.

Deviled Eggs with Sage

Switch up your basic deviled egg recipe with this better-for-you version with a hint of fall mixed in.

Apple Slab Pie

This pie can feed a crowd! The sweet smell of apples and cinnamon will fill your home as it bakes, creating the perfect Thanksgiving aroma.

Shepherd’s Pie

If you have lots of leftovers from your Thanksgiving dinner, this recipe is a great way to combine them to create a delicious meal.

Leftover Stuffing Cakes

If you’re still craving Thanksgiving dinner and have tons of leftover stuffing, combine it with an egg and you have the perfect breakfast to satisfy your cravings.

Mini Twists for Your Thanksgiving Recipes

Good things come in small packages. Give a mini twist to some of your favorite holiday appetizers, sides and desserts to surprise and delight friends and family. These recipe ideas will add a little fun to your festive Thanksgiving menu!

Make Thanksgiving a Real Get-Together

Teamwork makes Thanksgiving work. Embrace the festivities as family and friends time and plan ahead so everyone can pitch in. Simple ideas like exploring how to say “thanks” in different languages and a special Thanksgiving soundtrack can add lively new dimensions to your holiday celebration.

The Simple Solution for a Perfect Host Gift

We all like to express appreciation for an invite, but sometimes there’s that awkward little shuffle at the door. Your host greets you with a hectic hello and a quick thanks, while thinking about their simmering pots on the stove or the appetizers that need to go on a tray.

Six Tips to Make Thanksgiving Prep Easier

Thanksgiving revolves around food (see Tip #1) and these simple suggestions will help you pull together your holiday feast faster and easier than ever. Increase your storage space and speed up the chores with these handy tips!

Three Steps for Achieving “A-List” Pumpkin Bling

It’s easy to turn into a fab pumpkin stylist and elevate a humble squash right to the top of the A-list for your glam Halloween party. If everyone is dressing up for an elegant evening, make sure your pumpkins are dressed in formal wear, too.

Brrr…illiant Solutions for Winter Storage

Win the winter storage game with these recycling/upcycling tips for keeping cold weather gear ready to go outside. And for dealing with it when it arrives, wet and dripping, back inside.

Fill Your Home with the Welcoming Scents of Fall

When you want to create autumn magic, there’s no need to keep a saucepan of cinnamon boiling on the stove, or logs burning in the fireplace. Put your slow cooker to work for wonderful fall fragrances. Cheer yourself up on a frosty day, or welcome guests with the scents of the season.

5 Top Thanksgiving Stains & How to Make Them Disappear

One big holiday table, ten hungry people and a dozen dishes being passed around create an ideal combination for food stains. But there are plenty of household staple “magic ingredients” that will help make stain removal easy.

Sausage and Stuffing Bites

This bite-sized version of a Thanksgiving classic is perfect for a fun and casual friendsgiving celebration.

Southwest Chicken Pot Pie

Precooked chicken and frozen veggies are easy shortcuts that let you make a tasty homemade crust without too much time in the kitchen.

Tips for Hosting a Potluck Thanksgiving

Hosting a potluck Thanksgiving makes you the official menu manager, meaning it’s up to you to ensure that all the major food items and accompanying sides make it to the dinner table.

Slow Cooker Recipes for a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

We all know the convenience of using a slow cooker any old day of the week, but on a holiday like Thanksgiving, when you can plan on being in the kitchen for the bulk of the day, invoking the slow cooker allows you more free time to spend with friends and family.

Glittered Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

Add some drama to your autumnal tablescape with these glittered-stem mini pumpkin (or gourd) place cards! Pick pumpkins or gourds in colors that coordinate with the rest of your day’s decorations.

Candy Maize Ears

Resembling harvest-hued maize ears, these candy-filled party favors are the perfect takeaway for your Thanksgiving guests.

Cranberry Relay

Whether you’re waiting for dinner to finish cooking or trying to get moving after eating, having an activity like the Cranberry Relay at the ready will ensure your guests are entertained.

Gratitude Journals

Turn an everyday notebook into a keepsake for remembering to be grateful long after Thanksgiving. Your guests will remember your thoughtfulness long after the tryptophan has worn off.

Dipped Walnut Place Cards

These stacked walnut place cards make for an easy but updated table setting that works with both traditional and contemporary décor. Partially dipping the walnuts in white paint adds a modern, minimalist edge.

Rustic Bundled Place Cards

For a rustic, elegant tablescape, use baker’s twine to tie a simple cardstock tag to tiny bundles of 3”-4” twigs.

Clay Wishbones

Everyone deserves to make a wish on Thanksgiving! While the bird may only have one wishbone to break, all can share in the wish-making fun with these easy-to-prepare clay wishbones that will add a festive flair to your holiday tabletop.

Burlap Napkin Rolls

A welcoming Thanksgiving table sets the tone for the evening. Your guests will appreciate the thoughtful way you’ve presented everything to them—right down to the silverware.

Party Plan: Thanksgiving

If it’s your turn to host Thanksgiving, we’ve got some ways – both classic and new – for you to make it extra special and delicious!

Q&A: Turkey Brining

Is this the first year you plan on brining your Thanksgiving turkey? Or have you tried it before and wondered if there was a secret you missed out on? Maybe you’re just wondering if the extra effort really makes a difference.

Holiday Leftover Hand Pies

Now that all the guests are gone, whip up these easy hand pies using leftovers to make the most of your meal!

Mango Cranberry Sauce

Add a refreshing, unique flavor to your Thanksgiving cranberry sauce with mangos. An excellent alternative to the original!

Simple DIY Eucalyptus Wreath

Created by: Sharon Garofalow, Cupcakes and Cutlery

I like to go all out with my holiday cooking and keep my decorations on the simple side. This DIY Eucalyptus Wreath uses only a few supplies and takes just a few minutes to make. When hung on the front door, it’s a nice way to welcome guests. It could even be used as part of a cool table centerpiece. One bunch of greenery will make several wreaths. Consider sending smaller versions home with your guests!

Leaf Balloon Pop Game

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

All holidays need an extra “pop” of excitement and balloons filled with a bit of confetti or candy are just the thing. Play this pop-tastic game with friends and family, young and old. It might get a little rowdy, but it’s full of fun.

DIY Rustic Wood Flower Centerpiece

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

The Thanksgiving season means festive feasts with family and friends. Make the table even more inviting with a homemade, rustic floral centerpiece. Repurpose sticks from the backyard to create something of beauty that can be enjoyed for years. Because this centerpiece is made to fit over an existing flowerpot, it can be used over and over again. Just change the flowers out for a whole new look.

Thanksgiving Thankful Jar

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

‘Tis the season for enjoying moments with family and friends, sharing traditional foods together and – of course – giving thanks. This Thanksgiving, make the feast even more special by writing down the things you’re grateful for and then sharing them with each other around the holiday table.

Cranberry Citrus Punch

Created by: Crystal Owens, A Pumpkin & A Princess

Cranberries have always been a key part of Thanksgiving and now you can incorporate them into kid-friendly punch that’s easy to make right before the big feast. The cranberry juice cocktail, orange juice and lemon-lime soda make this non-alcoholic drink perfect for guests of all ages.

Pumpkin Lush Bars

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

This Thanksgiving, swap the pumpkin pie for Pumpkin Lush Bars! Pumpkin pudding plus a thick cream cheese layer on top of a buttery crust and your taste buds will be doing flips.

Spiked Vegan Eggnog

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

Eggnog is an incredibly flavorful and delicious beverage to share with friends and family around the holidays, but it’s rich in fat and sugar (no wonder it tastes so great)! While my family has been making the authentic version of eggnog ever since I was a small child, I began making a healthier version of the classic drink 3 years ago and have never gone back.

Cinnamon-Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Bacon

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

Fresh, seasonal, vegetable-centric sides are a favorite in my family, as we’re all big on vegetables, and these types of dishes add color and flavor to the feast. This cinnamon-maple glazed Brussels sprouts and acorn squash dish is made simple on the stove top. While there are a few steps to preparing the dish, the basic premise behind the recipe is simple: use one skillet for all of the cooking.

Cinnamon Sugar Diced Sweet Potatoes

Created by: Britni Vigil, Play. Party. Plan.

Skip the traditional sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving this year and try these cinnamon sugar diced sweet potatoes instead. They’re caramelized with coconut oil, sautéed with cinnamon and salt, then topped with a little cinnamon sugar and butter for the perfect sweet side dish.

Fall Roasted Brussels Sprouts Medley

Created by: Emily Buys, Clever Housewife

This Thanksgiving, treat your family with a bright and colorful dish that delights the taste buds. With the combination of Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, pecans and dried cranberries, a Fall Roasted Brussels Sprouts Medley will quickly become a family favorite.

Party Plan: Friendsgiving

Gather your closest pals for a feast of great food and fun! Whether you’re hosting or just bringing a dish to share, we’ve got some delicious ideas.

Mango Bellini

Treat your guests to a sweet and tangy drink to wash the winter blues away.

10 Tips to Host the Perfect Friendsgiving

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

When it comes to entertaining, there are a few tricks I have up my sleeve. They’re simple but clever tips to remember to help you host with ease. You can easily adapt these to any entertaining situation. So read them, memorize them, and use them to make sure you host your best Friendsgiving dinner yet!

Pumpkin Ice Bucket

Created by: Sharon Garofalow, Cupcakes and Cutlery

The holiday season is upon us, which means we’ll be hosting our family and friends often. Make your table extra festive with a Pumpkin Ice Bucket! It’s fast to make and adds such a fun touch to your bar area. Although I’m showing my ice bucket holding white wine, you can easily use it for soda, sparkling cider or champagne.

Friendsgiving Fringe and Watercolor Invitation DIY

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

We all know that Friendsgiving is all about spending time with loved ones, and of course, delicious food. So this usually has us focusing on recipes, shopping trips and coordinating dates and times to get everyone there. But how about taking a few minutes to pick up a few supplies from the grocery store, and inviting your guests in style (instead of a text message)? Follow this simple DIY to make fringe and watercolor invitations that will wow your guests.

Sparkling Cranberry-Lime Seltzer

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

There is something about a festive punch or a fancy glass filled with a colorful, fruity drink at a Thanksgiving get-together that sets the tone for the entire gathering. This easy-to-prepare non-alcoholic sparkling drink is a fun new way to feature cranberries at the holiday table, and one that everybody - young and old - can enjoy.

Paper Chain Photo Booth Backdrop

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

What’s the best part of the holidays besides the food? Taking photos! Photos with family, photos with friends, photos with everyone! Give your pictures a special pop with a paper chain backdrop. Paper chains are a cinch to make, use simple materials and can made in any color you want.

Vegan Roasted Vegetable Thanksgiving Bowls

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

In order to ensure your vegan and vegetarian friends don’t leave Friendsgiving hungry, make these healthful and flavorful Thanksgiving Bowls. They’re vegan, gluten-free and are packed with all sorts of flavors and textures – including Thanksgiving favorites like wild rice, roasted sweet potato, green beans, candied pecans and even cranberry sauce. It makes for a festive entrée and ensures those who don’t eat meat aren’t left out of the celebration. I like the idea of adding garbanzo beans for a plant-based protein source, roasting them with spices to spruce them up.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onion

Created by: Laura Franklin, Food Fun Family

Start a new side dish tradition this holiday season and serve these tasty roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and onion. They are quick and easy to make, which will free up time to spend with family and friends. The secret to this delicious side dish lies in tossing the Brussels sprouts in bacon grease before cooking, delivering a perfectly seasoned, crisp-tender vegetable that will delight everyone at the table.

Party Plan: Thanksgiving Feast

Your Thanksgiving guests will have plenty to be grateful for as they gather for a gourmet get-together that pulls out all the stops.

Cheesy Bacon Pull Aparts

Shake up your normal breakfast routine with this delicious combination of cheese, bacon and biscuits.

Cheesy Crab Cake Cups

Created by: Greggy Soriano, Greggy’s Digest

The only thing you need to know this holiday season are the four Cs: Cheesy Crab Cake Cups! These appetizers will seriously make you forget about the main course and have you looking forward to them every Thanksgiving!

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Martini

Created by: Hannah Hagler, Champagne Lifestyle

I love pumpkin pie-flavored anything, so this cocktail was a no-brainer. I decided to make it dairy free because many of my family members, including myself, are sensitive to dairy. The last thing you want after a huge Thanksgiving meal and delicious dessert is to feel bad.

Dietitian’s Corner: Give Thanks for Plant-Based Eating

Created by: Molly McBride, RD, LD – Kroger Corporate Dietitian

It’s autumn, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Have you started thinking about what kinds of plants you can incorporate in or around the center of your plate this holiday season?

Eggnog Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps

With festive notes of pumpkin and eggnog, this recipe from Nicole Leggio of CookingforKeeps.com is a great “wild card” dessert among the classic pumpkin and pecan pies we all love so much. Even better: it requires little to no preparation – perfect when you’re cooking an entire Thanksgiving feast from start to finish.

How to Package Thanksgiving Leftovers

Created by: Cathy Pollak, Noble Pig

Cathy Pollak, food blogger for NoblePig.com, has a tried-and-true method for packaging up Thanksgiving leftovers. Follow these tips so that everyone can wake up the next day and enjoy a turkey-stuffing sandwich with a side of mashed potatoes, and enjoy other memories from the meal for weeks and even months to come.

Moist Cake Corn Bread

Created by: Elisabeth McKnight, Bella the Blog

This twist classic cornbread recipe is rich and moist, perfect to serve alongside all the fixings at your Thanksgiving dinner. Looking for an easy way to serve? Opt for baking the batter in a greased muffin pan. This cuts the baking time down to 20 minutes or so. Serve the individual servings in a basket on the table.

Pumpkin Mocha Fudge Brownies

Created by: Cathy Pollak, Noble Pig

I love classic dessert recipes for Thanksgiving, I really do. Would it be Thanksgiving without Mom’s pumpkin layer cake or Aunt Gina’s apple and sweet potato pies? I can tell you right now, it wouldn’t, at least not at my house.

Salt Dough Leaves

Created by: Elisabeth McKnight, Bella the Blog

These easy salt dough leaves are a great way to get the kids involved with the Thanksgiving decor. Poke holes through them before baking to use them as napkin ties, or just scatter them across the table to add a bit of color.

Thanksgiving Cheesy Onion Bread

Created by: Ashley Torres, Pursuit of Shoes

Onions, cheese and bread, oh my! Talk about a delicious appetizer. Cheesy Onion Bread not only looks incredible, it tastes even better…making it perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday. Serve this recipe as an appetizer or pass it around the table during your turkey dinner. Either way, your guests will be satisfied!

Thanksgiving Pomander

Created by: Danielle Cheever, Envision Pretty

The holidays bring around special traditions every year. Decorating the Thanksgiving dinner table with a bowl of pomander – oranges with cloves – is something I've done every single year with my family. This is one of my favorite simple DIY projects that brings everyone together. The aromatic aftermath is simply amazing and the smell lingers for days!

The Untraditional Apple Pie

Created by: Ashley Torres, Pursuit of Shoes

An apple pie baked in apples – who would’ve thought? This recipe makes for a perfect Thanksgiving dessert that will “wow” your guests the second it comes out of the oven. Everyone expects apple pie on Turkey Day, but no one expects it to look like this!

Party Plan: Classic Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

We've planned everything you need for a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner, complete with crowd-pleasing side dishes that are sure to become favorites. Just remember to save room for dessert!

Vegan “Meatloaf” with Fig Glaze

Created by: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root

While my family is all about turkey and ham for Thanksgiving, I have plenty of vegetarian friends who go meatless during holiday feasts. Vegan and vegetarian options may seem limited, but there is ample room for creating filling dishes that are both tasty and approachable.

Roast Turkey Tips

Don’t be chicken of your turkey. Follow these simple rules and your turkey will be moist and succulent!

Baked Dressing Balls

These pre-portioned servings of dressing are crunchy on the outside, and look fabulous placed around the bird on the table.

Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie

Who saved room for dessert? If you like classic, creamy pumpkin pie, this streusel topped pie will be your new favorite.

Deli Ordering Tips

Fresh Turkey, Less Prep Required

No need to roast your own turkey. Just call or visit our Deli to order a precooked bird, along with anything else you may need for the big day. We have a great variety of main course, side items, party trays, and desserts available and with just 48 hours notice, our Deli can work holiday miracles.

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Party Plan: No Fuss Turkey Dinner

Pull up a chair to a hassle-free meal this Thanksgiving by leaving all the prep work to us! We’ve got everything you need to put a full holiday meal on the table in mere minutes, so you can give thanks for less time in the kitchen.

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes paired with bacon, cheddar and parmesan make for an exciting side dish the whole family will love.

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