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Recipes and Tips to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner a Memorable Event

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Everyone has a number of dishes they just have to have for their Thanksgiving dinner, and most probably date back to their childhoods and memories of other Thanksgiving dinners. Add some of these Thanksgiving recipes to your basic dinner menu for something a little new and different. Maybe you'll start a new tradition!

Recipes include traditional Thanksgiving dishes along with suggestions for make-ahead dishes, healthier ingredients, and preparation and safety tips.

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Classic Roasted TurkeyBrining your turkey this year? Or maybe you want to make a turkey breast for a smaller feast. Whatever your needs are, there's a turkey here for your family. Be sure to choose a quality turkey and use a meat thermometer or oven probe for the very best results.


Baked Ham Recipes

Baked Ham Recipes A ham makes a great main dish for any holiday, including Thanksgiving, and you might want to serve both ham and turkey. Here are several holiday baked ham recipes, including Bourbon glazed ham, peach glazed ham, a ham with pineapple, and many more.


Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes What's a special holiday dinner without mashed potatoes? Here's a variety of mashed potato recipes, including make-ahead mashed potatoes which are perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner, Cheddar mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes and rutabagas, smashed red potatoes, and many more.


Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes From creamed peas and glazed beets to sweet potato and squash casseroles, you'll find that special side dish right here. If you have a favorite green bean casserole and need a corn casserole, take a look at this index of vegetables and side dish casseroles.


Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Stuffing and Dressing Recipes Whether you plan to stuff your turkey or you want to bake or slow cook the dressing, there are several recipes here that are sure to please. Cornbread dressing, oyster dressing, sausage dressing recipes, and many more, including several favorite dressing recipes from forum members.


Thanksgiving Gravy and Sauce Recipes

Thanksgiving Gravy and Sauce Recipes Try one of these gravy or sauce recipes, including several for traditional giblet gravy, ham glazes and raisin sauces, a quick and easy turkey gravy, Madeira gravy, and more.


Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes Choose from these salads and relishes, including broccoli salads, the popular 7-layer salad, coleslaw recipes, spinach salad recipes, carrot salads, and a variety of cranberry chutneys and relishes.


Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Macaroni and Cheese Recipes This side dish is a must on our Thanksgiving dinner menu, and who doesn't love macaroni and cheese? From simple baked macaroni and cheese to special versions with Boursin cheese or goat cheese, try one of these tasty recipes.


Thanksgiving Fruit Salad Recipes

Thanksgiving Fruit Salad Recipes Choose from wonderful ambrosia recipes, gelatin salads, frozen fruit salads, cranberry salads, Waldorf salads, and many more.


Bread Recipes

Bread Recipes Delicious bread and rolls are essential, and here I've listed some big favorites. Recipes include buttermilk biscuits, cloverleaf rolls, some wonderful, soft sweet potato rolls, angel biscuits, bread machine breads, and more.


Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving Desserts Here you'll find some fabulous desserts, including cakes, pies, puddings, cheesecakes, cobblers, fruit crisps, and many, many more. Try something a little different along with the usual this year!


Thanksgiving Pies

Thanksgiving Pie Recipes Even after the big dinner, who can say no to a slice of pie? These are some of my all-time favorites, including a wonderful fresh peach pie, several pumpkin pies and apple pies, an amazing butternut squash pie, and more.


Thanksgiving Menus

A Make-ahead Thanksgiving Strategy With Timetable and Recipes

A Make-ahead Thanksgiving Strategy Terri Wuerthner shares her tips and a timetable for a stress-free make ahead Thanksgiving dinner, along with instructions for recipes. Her simple recipes include stuffed sweet potatoes, easy vinaigrette, Madeira gravy, minted peas, and more. Dishes are prepared up to 3 days in advance, leaving you plenty of time to relax and tend to yourself. She even includes a shopping list!



Recipes for a Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Recipes: Green Bean Casserole This traditional menu makes a fabulous dinner with Southern favorites, including a delicious homemade green bean casserole, angel biscuits, coconut cake, a wonderful sweet potato casserole, cornbread dressing, and more.





A Variety of Healthy and Lighter Thanksgiving Recipes

A Variety of Healthy and Lighter Thanksgiving Recipes While healthy and low fat aren't words we'd use to describe a typical Thanksgiving dinner, many of these recipes are lighter than the usual fare. Included are tips to cut the fat and calories from some everyday dishes and several recipes, including a basic roast turkey, easy cranberry sauce, seasoned green beans, and whole baked sweet potatoes.



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