Pull out your sweaters and scarves -- November is finally here. You’re officially looking for any excuse to crack open your oven and invite warmth into the kitchen for the oncoming festivities and Thanksgiving feasts. This month you loved herby root vegetables, cooked any which way, and craved homey breads, nutty Brussels sprouts, and hearty one-pot dishes. Your favorite warm, robust ingredients -- like sage, kale, and apples -- showed up on your plates night after night.
These recipes fit in nicely with your holiday meal planning needs; most can be made in advance, and all of them will please a crowd. They're perfect for gatherings with friends and family -- just be sure to have a good cocktail recipe handy, too.