Saying goodbye to the sweet treats of Halloween  may be hard, but we're making a mental move into Thanksgiving, the Fall harvest, and the holiday spirit. There's plenty we're obsessed with (and grateful for!) this November, from family-oriented books to a sweet pie revival. Click through to see what picks we're craving at the onset of the holiday season.
There's no denying that we're experiencing a pie revival — just ask all the celebrity chefs . What better time to bake up a hot, fruit-filled delight than during Thanksgiving? Don't forget that we eat first with our eyes, so a gorgeous pie pan, like this one by Emile Henry , is a splurge we're getting behind.
Who cares about basketball season when you've got teams like the Packers going totally undefeated this season? Sink yourself into a comfy chair and catch the game with some of our current favorite football snacks: Oh Boy! Oberto's new all-natural turkey, pork, and beef jerky  line, and limited-edition tailgating nut mixes  from Planters (try our favorite, honey-smoked Tailgate Almonds).
Family Meal Cookbooks
From Mario Batali's Molto Batali  to Tyler Florence Family Meal , family cookbooks are having a moment right now. Grab a new release and get comfortable with cooking for crowds — you know it'll pay off come Nov. 24.
One of our favorites of the bunch? The Family Meal: Home Cooking With Ferran Adria , which includes step-by-step color photos of every dish and its components, plus modified ingredient lists to suit a serving of two, six, or 20.
The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs
Cooking reality TV shows are a dime a dozen these days, but with its truly accomplished lineup of chefs The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs  is one to watch. Check out our thoughts on the episodes , plus some reflections from cheftestants like Michael Chiarello  and Alton Brown .
Portable Cooking Devices
Michael Voltaggio may predict the microwave as the next big thing , but we're gunning for smaller, portable convection ovens, like this Black and Decker CTO4500S model . It's generously-sized, reliable, and affordable — perfect for a cold-weather meal in limited space.