If you’re like me and Thanksgiving totally snuck up on you this year (seriously, today?), fear not! The CMP team has been hard at work for weeks now, sharing the most helpful resources and great advice to help you master the big day. From the most foolproof turkey roasting tutorials (and who to call when…uh, if they go wrong), pie recipes to live for, and the most fun printables to keep kids busy and entertained, we’ve got it all right here.

And hey, if you’re desperate for just some Thanksgiving relative survival tips (for humans, not turkeys), we’ve got you covered with that in the lastest, very enjoyable episode of Spawned.

Here’s hoping your Thanksgiving rolls along as happily, deliciously, and with as much gratitude and thanks as possible. – The Cool Mom Picks team

Last-minute Thanksgiving Day help: food and drinks

Thanksgiving turkey help 

Last-minute Thanksgiving ideas: Herbed Mayonnaise Roast Turkey from Nutmeg Nanny

Herbed Mayonnaise Roast Turkey from Nutmeg Nanny

How to cook a turkey: Tips and a foolproof guide to roasting the perfect Thanksgiving bird

How to cook your first turkey: The no-panic, step-by-step tutorial 

Easy and stress-free turkey recipes

How to cook a turkey: 5 easy recipes

4 cooking helplines to save your Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving sides help

Last-minute Thanksgiving ideas: Hasselback Potatoes from Cool Mom Eats.

Hasselback Potatoes | Cool Mom Eats

Well-traveled: 6 easy-to-transport Thanksgiving potluck recipes for when you’re not hosting Thanksgiving (whoo!).

11 make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, so you can focus on the turkey. Or, you know, family.

How to make Hasselback potatoes: 5 easy steps to the most crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside potatoes.

15 Gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes for appetizers, sides, and dessert that will keep everyone satisfied this turkey day

7 of the best ever Thanksgiving stuffing recipes

Last-minute Thanksgiving help: Cranbery Citrus Chutney by Bell’alimento for Dixie Crystals

Cranbery Citrus Chutney | Bell’alimento for Dixie Crystals

9 time-saving kitchen cheats to make holiday cooking (and everyday meals!) easier

How to roast vegetables: A foolproof method for the best way to cook fall and winter produce. 

5 easy homemade cranberry sauce recipes

8 seriously amazing mashed potato recipes

Colorful fall salads because one can’t live on turkey and stuffing alone.

A foolproof, step-by-step turkey gravy recipe

Thanksgiving dessert help

Last-minute Thanksgiving ideas: Chocolate, Ginger, and Espresso Pecan Tart from Sweetest Kitchen. Yum!

Chocolate, Ginger, and Espresso Pecan Tart | Sweetest Kitchen

5 perfect pecan pie recipes for a slice of happy

How to make pie dough in 5 easy steps, plus our favorite All-Butter Pie Crust recipe

7 easy Thanksgiving desserts just for kids

10 outrageously delicious pies for Thanksgiving

8 tips for making homemade pie perfectly

6 cute Thanksgiving treats for kids


Thanksgiving libations help

Last minute Thanksgiving ideas: This Classic Hot Toddy from A House in the Hills.

Classic Hot Toddy | A House in the Hills

Merry cocktail recipe for Thanksgiving

Ideas for the best wines under $22 that pair well with Thanksgiving dinner

Hot toddy recipes for Thanksgiving


Related: How to host a Gilmore Girls watch party this Thanksgiving weekend

Last-minute Thanksgiving Day help: printables, crafts, and family activities

Children's books about Thanksgiving from the Native Perspective: Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

7 essential Thanksgiving books for kids written from the Native perspective. (Try instant download on Kindle!)

3 videos to help explain Thanksgiving to kids


Last-minute Thanksgiving ideas: Draw Together Thankful Tree from Caravan.

Color your home grateful with these cool printable Thanksgiving posters for kids

How to make a DIY Thankful Turkey with your kids in 4 (very) easy steps

13 free Thanksgiving printables from a cute pie box to a fun I Spy game for kids

8 fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers beyond tracing a hand to look like a turkey


Last-minute Thanksgiving ideas: Pumpkin Pie Kid Craft at A Night Owl

Pumpkin Pie Kid Craft A Night Owl

Move over family night — we found 4 fun art activity books the whole family can enjoy together

11 ideas to make the kids’ Thanksgiving table more fun

11 really fun Thanksgiving printables: table decor, activity books, coloring pages

10 easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids that are also awesome for table decor

DIY Thanksgiving placemats for kids

Ways to pay the thankfulness forward on Thanksgiving

Last-minute Thanksgiving ideas: Thanksgiving printables from Coco.Kelley.

Thanksgiving Printables | Coco.Kelley

12 free (or mostly free!) fantastic Thanksgiving printables

Our favorite family board games for 6 or more players

Free printable Thanksgiving bingo game


Last-minute Thanksgiving Day help: apps and online resources

Last-minute Thanksgiving ideas: Holiday Recipes & Party Planning Guide from Food52.

Holiday Recipes & Party Planning Guide | Food52

6 food apps to help you with your turkey

Free apps for safer road trips

Some of the best road trip apps for long holiday drives

Great Thanksgiving resources online to help with dinner

Share the Meal app: A cool free app to spread the love this Thanksgiving

The 4 best meal-planning apps to use on the go