Overnight Parm & Black Pepper Pinwheels
Make these rolls the day before the holiday, then warm 'em up right before serving.
Fancy Cranberry Sauce with Dried Figs & Candied Orange Peel
Make this sauce up to a week before the feast for a smooth-sailing Thanksgiving day.
Candied Orange Peel
Use these as a garnish for cranberry sauce, then snack on the leftovers. Take it a step further by dipping the orange strips in melted chocolate for a special treat.
Red Wine-Poached Pear Pie with Fancy Cutouts
Let the pears soak for several hours the day before for an extra-flavorful dessert.
Lime Chess Pie with Candied Cranberries
Get this pie prepped the day before, then bake the day-of.
Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage & Peppers
If you're going to make cornbread stuffing, it's worth making the cornbread from scratch. Store-bought is often sweet and cakey, which can make your stuffing taste more like dessert.