Finally it's Nov. 1 and that means we can start thinking about my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving! This year we're making it our goal to help you host the best Thanksgiving ever. To kick things off, I've rounded up 10 of our most scrumptious turkey day recipes. From sides to desserts to cocktails, there is something for everyone.
Sausage and Kale Stuffing
Although kale is a somewhat unusual ingredient to stir into stuffing, this recipe  proves that it's downright delicious — especially when paired with porky Italian sausage.
Roast Turkey Breast
If you're hosting a small group, consider roasting a turkey breast instead of a whole bird. This simple recipe  is stuffed with the classic fixings and roasts in half the time.
Don't limit your use of cranberries to simply sauce; use the burst-in-your-mouth berry to make a vibrantly colored dessert like this palate cleansing cranberry sorbet .
Maryland-Style Crab Dip
For a special starter, serve this creamy baked crab dip . It's topped with an irresistible mix of crunchy panko, tangy lemon zest, and salty parmesan.
Follow this recipe  and learn how to add cranberry juice to the traditional margarita. You'll end up with a seasonal sipper that's sure to get the party started.
Brown Sugar-Pecan Cupcakes With Caramel Frosting
Fans of pecan pie will go nuts when they taste these amazingly divine brown-sugar cupcakes  with chunks of pecan and smooth caramel icing.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Cream isn't the only ingredient that can give mashed potatoes a luxurious texture. Check out this recipe  where goat cheese works just as well.
Baked Brie With Pecans and Strawberry Jam
Thanksgiving is a time for decadence and there's no appetizer more decadent than baked brie. This version  is topped with strawberry jam and chopped pecans.
Sparkling Pomegranate Elderflower Cocktail
Hosting an elegant formal dinner? Be sure to pour this blush-pink sparkling pomegranate elderflower cocktail . It's sophisticated, fruity, and fun.
Kentucky Hot Brown
Leftovers are a huge part of Thanksgiving, and if you've never made a Kentucky Hot Brown  using day-old turkey, you must enjoy one this November.