Are you a planner or a procrastinator? Or a little of both? Get ahead with our long-lead recipes and their step-by-step timelines. Or hang back knowing our shortcut dishes are ready when you are. Or mix and match! Yes, the clock is ticking, but you're all good.

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Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott
| Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Turkey & Gravy: Planner

The 4-Day Dry-Brined Turkey

4 day dry brined turkey
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Recipe: Try our 4-Day Dry-Brined Turkey

Make-Ahead Gravy

make ahead gravy
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Recipe: Try our Make-Ahead Gravy

Turkey & Gravy: Procrastinator

Herb Butter Turkey with Quick Pan Gravy

herb butter turkey with quick pan gravy
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Potatoes & Stuffing: Planner

Mashed Potatoes with Lemon, Shallot & Rosemary Butter

Mashed Potatoes with Lemon, Shallot & Rosemary Butter
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Slow-Roasted Potatoes with Gremolata

Slow-Roasted Potatoes with Gremolata
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage & Peppers

Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage & Peppers
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Potatoes & Stuffing: Procrastinator

Mashed Skin-On Baby Potatoes

Mashed Skin-On Baby Potatoes
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacony Granola

Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacony Granola
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Crouton Stuffing with Mushrooms, Pears & Pancetta

Crouton Stuffing with Mushrooms, Pears & Pancetta
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Cranberry Sauce & Rolls: Planner

Fancy Cranberry Sauce with Dried Figs & Candied Orange Peel

Fancy Cranberry Sauce with Dried Figs & Candied Orange Peel
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Recipe: Try our Candied Orange Peel

Overnight Parm & Black Pepper Pinwheels

Overnight Parm & Black Pepper Pinwheels
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Cranberry Sauce & Rolls: Procrastinator

Spicy Raw Cranberry Relish

Spicy Raw Cranberry Relish
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Cheater's Brown Butter & Sage Rolls

Cheater's Brown Butter & Sage Rolls
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Veggies: Planner

Roasted Squash with Garlic Confit & Herb Oil

Roasted Squash with Garlic Confit and Herb Oil
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Fennel & Leek Gratin

Fennel and Leek Gratin
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Recipe: Try our Fennel & Leek Gratin

Chicory Salad with Dates & Candied Pink Peppercorn Walnuts

Chicory Salad with Dates and Candied Pink Peppercorn Walnuts
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Veggies: Procrastinator

Green Beans with Quick-Pickled Shallots & Smoked Almonds

Green Beans with Quick-Pickled Shallots and Smoked Almonds
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Crispy Roasted Onions with Rosemary

Crispy Roasted Onions with Rosemary
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Maple-Ginger Glazed Carrots

Maple-Ginger Glazed Carrots
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

Desserts: Planner

Lime Chess Pie with Candied Cranberries

lime chess pie with cranberries
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Red Wine-Poached Pear Pie with Fancy Cutouts

red wine poached pear pie
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Desserts: Procrastinator

Fig & Chocolate Pecan Crostata

fig chocolate pecan crostata
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Pumpkin Mousse Pie

pumpkin mousse pie
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Mousse Pie