This deliciously moist roasted turkey is surprising in its ease of preparation. Exactly what you remember from Thanksgiving dinners of old only better.

This elegant, simple preparation for beef tenderloin is a classic. To serve a larger crowd, simply double the oil-herb rub and roast an entire beef tenderloin (3 1/2 to 4 lbs.), cut crosswise into two pieces. Use this same method to roast a whole pork loin, too.

An ideal entrée for those who don't want or need to cook an entire turkey but would like the "turkey with stuffing" experience. The preparation, herb butter, and stuffing can be made one day in advance, easing the workload on turkey day.

Arrange any leftover brisket between slices of whole wheat bread and top with barbeque sauce to make hearty sandwiches. For a richer flavor, substitute 1 cup of red wine for 1 cup of the beef broth.

This holiday table centerpiece, sweet on the outside and savory on the inside, makes a memorable main course. Encourage guests to eat the sliced oranges along with the ham since the roasting makes their peels tender and sweet.

We took the classic flavors and textures of Beef Wellington and transformed them into an elegant preparation for salmon. Use any mushroom you like—white button, cremini or mixed wild mushrooms are all good choices.

This is a simplified version of the classic Italian seafood stew. The vegetable base can be made ahead of time and frozen. When ready to serve, simply thaw and stir in the fish, crab, shrimp and clams to finish cooking.

This festive main course is rich and tasty on its own, but you can also pair it with Vegan Mushroom Gravy.

This ham is both simple and elegant, and leftovers are something to celebrate, too.