Don't even think about serving chocolate soufflé on Thanksgiving. On a day when you're expected to be a magician -- to make a moist turkey out of a notoriously dry bird and bake rolls for 40 and light the candles in your "powder room" -- you need to choose your battles. If you're hosting this year, ask your guests to wrangle pie crusts and bake custards in water baths. You should stick to the no-fail stuff.
Here are 12 desserts that won't have you pulling at your hair when you should be eating cranberry sauce and schmoozing with your friends:
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.