The work that goes into creating a wonderful Thanksgiving experience for your family begins long before the week of the holiday. In fact, the entire month of November can be considered prep time. Use our "How to Cook Thanksgiving" guide as a reference to help you better prepare for the big day. Print this page or bookmark it so you can check tasks off the list as you complete them. (Click image for downloadable PDF.) Looking for recipes and hosting ideas? Check out our Thanksgiving Guide: Recipes, Menus and More page, as well as our complete Thanksgiving recipe collection.

Don't forget to tune in on Thanksgiving day, November 26, 2020, for our annual Turkey Confidential show. This year, because of *everything*, the show won’t be LIVE but Francis will be joined by special guests Samin Nosrat, Chef Michael Solomonov, Jacques Pépin, Nora McInerny, and Sohla El-Waylly to take your pre-recorded questions. Happy Thanksgiving!

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