You’ll thank us for these 10 Thanksgiving ideas.

If you don’t have a neighborhood Publix just yet, we look forward to being a part of your holiday next year (and maybe even doing some of the cooking for you). But for now, here are some easy, creative ways to make your festivities memorably entertaining and delicious. Happy Thanksgiving.

1. Switch up the star of the meal

Try a new take on your turkey this year—or go with a totally different main dish. With these delicious options, there will be nothing but love around the table. And maybe some applause.

Citrus Herb-Roasted Turkey


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Pomegranate Glazed Ham


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2. Get crafty with the family

Fun, meet festive: Relax with your loved ones and create some easy, attractive seasonal decorations.

Pinecone Placeholders


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3. Get saucy with sauces 

These special sauces are so easy, you’ll want to make plenty to go with your leftovers. And they’re perfect for little helpers to try out their sous chef skills on.

Cranberry, Raspberry, Pear Sauce


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Balsamic Cherry Sauce


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4. Find some fall fun

Take a field trip to a local farm to enjoy a pumpkin patch, corn maze, or hay bale ride. While you’re there, pick up pumpkins for this simple decorative craft.

Decorated Pumpkins


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 5. Spread the cheer

Spending time together is what the holidays are all about. And using that time to give to others—well, even better. Here are some great recipes to make together and deliver to someone special.

Honey Thyme Roasted Butternut Squash


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Maple Tarts


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6. Do dessert a little differently

Pumpkin pie is a beloved go-to, but how about Pumpkin Flan? And instead of saving the cranberries for a condiment, why not feature their tart taste front and center in a Cranberry Custard Pie? Whichever recipe you choose, we promise you won’t have leftovers.

Pumpkin Flan


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Cranberry Custard Pie


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7. Make a superstar side dish

Everyone loves dinner rolls and mac and cheese at Thanksgiving. Try these delicious updates: they’ll take the love to a whole new level.

Truffle Mac and Cheese


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Cheesy Four-Leaf Clover Rolls


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8. Serve something very veggie-licious

The turkey and the pumpkin pie get all the fanfare. But these vegetable dishes can take your Thanksgiving over the top.

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Shallots, and Cherries


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Fall Festival Vegetables


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9. Set the table for fun

The little ones will have a blast with this craft. Candy and nuts fill festive cornucopias for an enchanting table setting.

Candy and Nut Cornucopias


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10. Take a moment to take it in

In a season packed with “more,” the tiniest moments are often the ones that matter most. Take the time to look around and savor the flavors of the season, the fun with family, and priceless time spent together.

Find more recipes and ideas for your family’s Thanksgiving here.