10/03/2012 05:11 EDT | Updated 12/03/2012 05:12 EST

Recipes for Success This Thanksgiving

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Sometimes we all need a little reminder of what we're grateful for -- like a long weekend, good food and our families. We hope you enjoy some of these simple Thanksgiving recipes and craft ideas from our bloggers who know how to celebrate. Be warned -- there are a lot of delicious dessert recipes ahead (but we didn't leave out the brussels sprouts).


Mini Pumpkin Pies With Flourless Crust

Here's a fun recipe to make with the kids over the long weekend. Then enjoy it with your guests at the big feast. (Thanks to Laura from for this recipe.)


Handprint/Footprint Turkeys

Kill two birds with one stone this holiday season. These cute turkey crafts will keep the kids busy the days leading up to the family dinner, and also give you some festive decor to display around the house.

(Thanks to Susannah from for this craft.)


Turkey Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Being stuffed is a common occurrence after a big family meal, and this stuffing will surely contribute to those satisfied bellies. (Thanks to Kristine from for this recipe.)

If you like those recipes for success, you'll be even more grateful you checked out our full gallery of 20 Reasons to Be Grateful This Thanksgiving.

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