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Tips & timesavers4

Pecans6

Put your nutcracker to good use this holiday with a perennial favorite -- pecans. Turn them into two treats-in-one with a candy brittle-bark that's perfect for gifting.

Seafood soups8

Warm up tonight with one of these satisfying seafood soups. From stove top to table in 30 minutes -- they're sure to please everyone, including the cook.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts12

Cheesy Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole14

Spiced Mashed Squash with marshmallow meringue15

Bacon-Buttermilk Spoon Bread16

Seven-Layer Cranberry Ambrosia17

Overnight entertaining18

Master the art of entertaining overnight guests with make-ahead meals. You'll be able to celebrate right along with friends and family for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

HIgh heat roasting24

High-heat roasting comes home for the holidays. This technique of maximum heat with minimum time is the quick way to family or friends' hearts (and stomachs).

Mini Open-Faced Meatloaf Sandwiches28

Mini Chicken Alfredo30

Mini Lobster Rolls31

Thanksgiving32

Braised Haricots Verts with porcini and pine nuts34

Sautéed Apple and Gingersnap Parfaits35

Whoopie pies36

Shake up your holiday cookie platter with these nostalgic, cream-filled treats. Are they cookies or cakes? One bite and all you'll care about is that they’re delicious!

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Turkey leftovers42

Not sure how to make use of all the leftovers from the big bird? Add just a few pantry staples and you can have three delicious entrées ready in 30 minutes or less!

Q&A44

Cake and pie46

Pumpkin, butterscotch, and elegance -- oh my! For desserts worthy of the holiday table, look no further. You're sure to please everyone this holiday season if you make both.