By Melissa Lee

It’s that time of year again.  It’s time for family, friends, and slaving over a hot stove.

Are you a newlywed worried about preparing your first Thanksgiving dinner?  Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Cupid’s got you covered, and you may be able to make this into a date idea.

First you have to determine how many people you’ll be entertaining. Try checking out some recipes for large groups of people. These recipes will make it very easy to cook for a crowd.  For a small, intimate crowd, try some unique appetizers that will fit perfectly on a small side table, like cheese fondue.

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Too lazy to cook?  Don’t worry.  Many food stores sell ready-to-go Thanksgiving dishes.  If you live in the Manhattan area, be sure to consider these marketplaces.

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After the meal, when all waistbands at the table are comfortably tight, be sure to have a dessert prepared.  If you want to stay traditional, be sure to have the all-American pumpkin pie waiting in the oven.  For those who don’t have a taste for pumpkin pie, try having an assortment of cookies, brownies, and ice cream on standby.

Have any romantic Thanksgiving recipes to share?  Comment below and share with our other readers.