Ten Things to Help with Thanksgiving
DLTK has a whole page here of Thanksgiving-themed activities for kids (I like the printable bookmarks.)
In addition to their annual Turkey Talk-Line® (1-800-288-8372; call weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time) Butterball.com has short videos on how to choose, thaw, stuff, roast and carve a turkey.
Melissa Clark has an excellent article here on what cooking and prep you can do before Thanksgiving Day to make your dinner easier to handle.
Cooking Light's Holiday celebration page includes links to a gluten-free menu and vegetarian recipes.
Food Network has their annual Thanksgiving page here, including a recipe for the World's Simplest Thanksgiving Turkey.
Give back: share the bounty with those having tough times by donating non-perishable foods to your local churches, food banks or via food purchase donations at your local grocery store.
How to Make Edible Fruit Centerpieces
My No Brainer Fudge Recipe (#5 on the list here.) It's the richest and easiest fudge you'll ever make; no candy thermometer required.
For a special dessert I love apple strudel, as it makes a nice, light change from traditional pie. Here's a good recipe from Pepperidge Farm using their frozen puff pastry.
Got any great links for Thanksgiving helps or hints? Share them in comments.