By InStyle Staff
Updated Nov 04, 2013 @ 6:36 pm
Credit: Quentin Bacon

Who better to turn to than the Barefoot Contessa for advice on surviving that Super Bowl of home cooking, Thanksgiving dinner? For InStyle’s November issue, Ina Garten shared her favorite recipes and smartest tips for getting the big bird and all the fixings on the table without feeling like you need a week at a spa to recuperate. From a tasty twist on traditional roast turkey, to pumpkin-spice cupcakes topped with maple frosting, click below for step-by-step instructions on each mouth-watering recipe.