The Daily Meal’s Guide to Thanksgiving

Our thorough guide shares all you need to know for the most celebrated food holiday of the year

From casseroles to playlists, we've got you covered this year with our guide to Thanksgiving.

It’s that time of the year again — the leaves have turned, the clocks have moved back an hour, and everyone’s Halloween costumes have been stowed away until next year’s festivities. It’s Thanksgiving season and planning is already underway for much-loved holiday.

Because Thanksgiving centers on one thing — breaking bread — it’s only fitting that The Daily Meal would be here to provide you with every little tool you’ll need to make sure this year's Thanksgiving is a successful one. From menu guides to entertaining tips and recipes, we have everything you need to pull off the perfect Thanksgiving.

Can't decide which turkey to buy this year? We outline the basics of what you should consider when choosing a bird. Have you been tasked with creating a playlist this year? Our upcoming Thanksgiving Playlist guide from Entertain will help you create the perfect list of holiday melodies to accompany your meal. If you’re looking for something a little out of the box this year, our Fast-Food Thanksgiving menu will satiate your fast-food cravings while still upholding the traditions of the holiday, and our upcoming guide to 10 Unique Ways to Celebrate will give you inspiration for what new things you can do this year to make the holiday a memorable one. The tasty meals don’t just stop at Thanksgiving, either. Our Ultimate Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich makes sure you treat your leftovers right this year, and our soon-to-come Day After Thanksgiving Brunch entertaining guide will help you keep the celebrations going all weekend long. Other content to look forward to is our Pumpkin Pie Taste-Off, the ultimate guide to cranberry sauce, and 10 different ways you can make your turkey this year. 

Although the classic song tells us that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, everyone here at The Daily Meal agrees that no other holiday holds a candle to Thanksgiving. From menus to product guides and entertaining how-tos, we’ll make sure your Thanksgiving is done right, so check out our guide and keep coming back for more throughout the month.

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Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce