Rebalance Your Health With This Watercress and Apple Smoothie

[Editor's Note: After the excess of the Thanksgiving feast, I find it's helpful to have a few recipes in the bank that can help restore some nutritional balance. This recipe is just the trick: It's packed with nutrients, and the banana and avocado mixed in make it particularly satisfying. Whip up a batch today! --Genie] ...more

Rich and Decadent Flourless Nutella Cake

[Editor's Note: For some winter holiday parties, nothing but a decadent chocolate dessert will do. This nutella cake, which eschews flour for dreamy, creamy chocolate-hazelnut flavor, would be a beautiful, celebratory end to a special dinner party this season. --Genie] ...more

13 Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

[Editor's Note: Now that the dishes from the big feast are washed and put away, it's time to think about what to do with the leftover food. Sure, you can just eat it as is, but why not consider some creative ways to repurpose your turkey, mashed potatoes, and other dishes? --Genie] ...more

Reuben Sandwich Party Dip

[Editor's Note: If you love the taste of Reuben sandwiches, I'm guessing you'll adore this dip, which takes all the flavor (right down to the best kind of bread) and converts it into a hot and creamy appetizer perfect for party snacking. It's great for a holiday party, football party, or just a snowy day indoors! --Genie] ...more

Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders

[Editor's Note: I'm always on the lookout for great, easy dishes to serve guests who have come to visit for the holidays. This is one of those perfect lunches—satisfying and delicious, but not too much work, especially when you've got a big dinner to cook later. And as Jenna of Jenna's Journey points out, this would be a great football party or tailgate recipe, too! --Genie] ...more
@jhenz I agree -- they look delicious!more

Festive Appetizer: Sage, Rye and Blue Cheese Log

[Editor's Note: I'm always on the lookout for delicious, simple, seasonal appetizers, and loved the sound of this one. It comes together quickly, but has a sophisticated set of flavors sure to wow your Thanksgiving guests. It would work at a winter holiday party, too! --Genie] ...more
I made this yesterday and it was enthusiastically gobbled. Thank you!more

Comforting Crockpot Boeuf Bourgignon

[Editor's Note: Though there's no way to make Boeuf Bourgignon without putting in a little bit of effort and time, I love this recipe because it allows you to do all that work on the front end, then just let your slow cooker do the rest of the work for you. The result? A hearty French dish that is a solid winter warmer just when the temperatures are dropping. It's a perfect weekend meal, especially if you have a house full of guests. --Genie] ...more
Quite elaborate. I tend to do the cut and toss it in the crockpot routine. ;-)more

Homemade Rosemary Cornbread with Goat Cheese Butter

[Editor's Note: I love serving cornbread at Thanksgiving—it's got a little more substance to it than white dinner rolls. But this recipe would be equally at homer served just after Thanksgiving, when you've turned your turkey leftovers into soup or white chili. It's a great option for the season! --Genie] ...more

Spicy Cream of Pumpkin Soup

[Editor's Note: Pumpkin soup is a terrific way to incorporate seasonal flavors into your Thanksgiving dinner if you don't want to make a pumpkin pie. It's also a great main course or appetizer for any late Fall gathering. If you want to make it in vegetarian fashion, simply use vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth, and omit the crispy prosciutto. --Genie]...more

Pumpkin Spice Caramels

{Editor's Note: This post is part of the menu at The Food Network's Thanksgiving edition of The Communal Table, an online celebration of holiday foods. You can participate in the event on Twitter by searching for and using the hashtag #pullupachair -- we want to hear what you're bringing to your holiday table this year! --Genie] ...more