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Hosting Thanksgiving This Year

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be both fun and incredibly stressful. Whether it is your first-time hosting in your new home or your twentieth, here are some helpful tips and recipes that are sure to pleaseyour family and friends.

As you make your Thanksgiving Day Plan, start with how many people are attending and if anyone has any dietary restrictions. This will help you write out the menu and ensure that your guests all have items they can enjoy. When you’re planning Thanksgiving Dinner, we know only the best recipes will do! Here are some of our favorites from tried-and-true to new takes on the classics.

Starting with dessert first, Bon Appetit’s Best Pecan Pie Recipe. It is both classic and delicious.

Recipe from Bon Appetite

While Roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie have a permanent spot on your table, why not try a new side. Star chef Tyler Florence offers a new unique way of showcasing sweet potatoes and marshmallow.

Recipe from Food & Wine

Or if you are looking to add a bit of spice to your holiday menu you could try Better Homes and Garden’s Spicy Green Bean Casserole. Chili powder and serrano chiles give add a little kick to this classic dish.

Recipe from BHG

For the iconic turkey, we suggest using the crowd pleasing dry-rubbed roasted turkey. For an easy-to-follow recipe that guarantees a juicy and tender bird try Bon Appetit’s recipe by Andy Baraghani.

Recipe from Bon Appetite

When it comes to setting the perfect table, a green, gold, and white color combination is seasonal, elegant, and timelessly chic. Use eucalyptus or Italian Ruscus greenery to make a green garland table runner to complement gold cutlery and taper candlestick holders.

Photo from Pinterest

Don’t be afraid either to lean into the turkey décor. The classic Plymouth Turkey Dinnerware Collection from William Sonoma is a take on 18th-century dinnerware patterns. These pieces will add a traditional element to your tablescape.

Photo from William Sonoma

For an elegant and modern look use white pumpkins, mixed metallics, and fresh greenery.Below is a take on this neutral Thanksgiving Décor.

Photo from Pinterest

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