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 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. And don't forget to join us live on Thanksgiving day for our annual call-in show Turkey Confidential 2018. Happy Thanksgiving!