Former New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton gives you 6 pieces of advice so you can have a fun, stress-free and salad-free (yes, that is one of the tips) Thanksgiving with your family.

My favorite tip, "make pie," yes make a pie, maybe several pies, don't give me cake or ice cream, I want pie.

Does your family break any of these rules? Do you serve a salad? Let me know your Thanksgiving family traditions.