This Thanksgiving is sure to be one for the books. Make it your best turkey day yet with our guides to Thanksgiving table décor, Friendsgiving celebrations, and other tips for a great feast day. We'll even teach you how to master some Thanksgiving cooking essentials, like microwaving or boiling sweet potatoes for the big meal.

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How to Set a Table: Basic, Casual, and Formal Table Settings
Learn how to set a table, from a basic table setting, to an informal table setting for a casual dinner party, to a formal place setting for a holiday.
How Long to Cook a Turkey, in One Easy Chart
You have your bird, but how long, exactly, should you plan to cook it to ensure Thanksgiving dinner is served on time? Here's a handy turkey cooking chart.
6 Genius Ways to Thicken Gravy with Whatever You Have in Your Pantry
Here's how to easily thicken gravy using cornstarch or flour—plus, alternative ingredients for thickening gravy (including gluten-free options) that work great.
How to Tell If Your Pumpkin Pie Is Done (Without Cutting It)
Here are three easy ways to tell when pumpkin pie is done, plus how long it typically takes to bake so you'll nail it every single time.
How Long Is Pumpkin Pie Good For?
Here's how long store-bought or homemade pumpkin pie lasts in the fridge, on the counter, and in the freezer, plus how to tell if your pumpkin pie has gone bad.

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14 Recipes From the November 2021 Issue of Real Simple

Make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, five easy dinners, and a better-for-you breakfast classic—all from the latest issue of Real Simple.