Before the Bird

You might call the appetizer course the opening act to the turkey's main event. Stir up extra excitement for the bird's big entrance with these winning dips, meaty bites and cocktails fit for a crowd.

14 Cocktails for Wine Lovers

14 Cocktails for Wine Lovers

Welcome mulled wine season with a mugful of warm spices and a few friends like sangria and syllabub.

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Spicy Sausage Balls

Spicy Sausage Balls

Boxed biscuit mix makes these cheesy bites super-quick to assemble just before guests arrive.

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Moscow Mules

Moscow Mules

Copper mug not required: This three-ingredient classic goes down easy no matter what you serve it in.

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How to Make Garlic Bread
How to Make Garlic Bread
How to Make Garlic Bread

How to Make Garlic Bread

Upgrade your bread basket game in just a few butter-smeared, lightly-toasted steps.

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kzbhansen

kzbhansen

We LOVED this! I put all the spices in a loose tea holder and let it sit in my slow cooker for about 6 hours. The house smelled awesome!

Slow-Cooker Buttered Rum
Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip

Want to seem fancy but only have 10 minutes to spare? Time to call in smoked salmon and dill.

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Pink Grapefruit Martini

Pink Grapefruit Martini

A triple-punch of citrusy flavor will brighten everyone's palate before the feasting begins.

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Heather'sKitchen

Heather'sKitchen

Crunchy, sweet and a bit salty. Plus, it's so nice to use the stove top for these. Really easy recipe with impressive results. This is a keeper!

Glazed Nuts
College Girl

College Girl

No-fail recipe! I use the leftover sauce for other things as well like chicken fingers, hot dogs, mac and cheese — anything.

Lil' Smokies