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How to create the perfect Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
- Mashed Potatoes, Yams, or Sweet Potatoes
- Green Bean Casserole or Squash
- Stuffing or Dressing
- Biscuits, Dinner Rolls, or Bread
- Cranberry Sauce
- Pie and Ice Cream
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner is usually turkey, with delicious side dishes and pie for desert!
On this page you will find recipes for many of these great Thanksgiving dinner dishes, as well as tips to follow to make a delicious dinner!
Whether this is your first time or 20th time cooking Thanksgiving dinner, I hope that you find a delicious recipe or learn a new cooking tip on this page!
How do you feel about cooking Thanksgiving dinner?
Everything about cooking the Turkey - How to Cook the Turkey, Recipes for Turkey Stuffing
- Thanksgiving turkey: Can you cook it frozen? - MayoClinic.com
Thanksgiving turkey - With a few precautions, you can cook a frozen turkey without thawing first.
- Mom's Roast Turkey Recipe
My mother's tried and true roast turkey recipe. How to roast the most succulent Thanksgiving turkey. Step-by-step instructions with photos and reader comments.
- A Year of Slow Cooking: CrockPot Whole Turkey Recipe
How to cook a whole turkey in the crockpot. It comes out moist this way! Learn what size turkey to buy and how to prepare it.
- Five Ways To Cook That Thanksgiving Turkey | myFiveBest
This article covers roasting turkey, smoked turkey, deep fried turkey, grilled & BBQ turkey, and microwaving a turkey.
- Mom's Turkey Stuffing Recipe
I've never tasted any turkey stuffing that has come close to as good as mom's. Classic Thanksgiving turkey stuffing recipe made with French bread cubes toasted in butter, walnuts, onion, celery, apple, green olives, and stock made from turkey giblets
Potatoes & Yam Recipes - A wonderful part of Thanksgiving dinner :)
- Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
"There are many ways to make delicious scalloped potatoes. For this version, I consulted several books - Kitchen Sense, two James Beards, and the Joy of Cooking. Basically you layer thinly sliced potatoes with any number of extras...."
- Wild Mushroom Mashed Potatoes
Great for the mushroom lover!
- Fingerling Potatoes with Herb Vinaigrette Recipe
These look delicious!
- Candied Sweet Potatoes
Yams, marshmallows, ginger, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg... yummy!
- Perfect Mashed Potatoes Recipe
"I have discovered that the real trick to creamy, buttery, heavenly potatoes is to use Yukon Gold potatoes instead of Russets. That's really all there is to it (along with butter, cream, salt and pepper)..."
- Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Olive Oil Recipe
"Meet my new favorite mashed potato recipe - creamy mashed potatoes flecked with finely chopped greens and garlic. Adding a green like kale is a great way to add color and nutritional umph to America's favorite starch-packed side dish..."
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Put one or two of these One Click Butter Cutters on your dinner table and let the guests help themselves to a slice of butter for their biscuits or mashed potatoes, as needed :)
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Thanksgiving Biscuits and Dinner Rolls - Recipes for Homemade Biscuits
- Corn Cheese Biscuits Recipe
Make these yummy biscuits with cheddar or jack cheese.
- Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits
These rolls are made from Bisquick! Now you can have them any time.. No need to dine out :)
- Everything's better with biscuits
"I make good biscuits. Are they the best biscuits? I have no idea. But I enjoy them and when others are around they seem to rapidly disappear. For instance, one time when I had people over for breakfast, I made a batch and left them out on a plate wh
Here are a few delicious recipes :)
- Simple recipe with Mushroom Soup and French fried onions
With over 200 reviews and a 4.5 star rating, it looks like you can't go wrong with this recipe.
- Greenbean Casserole Recipe with Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream
A variation from the traditional greenbean casserole.
Vegetable Side Dishes
- Roasted Baby Carrots Recipe
Carrots are always one of my favorite veggies.
- Brussels Sprouts Recipe
"Who knew brussels sprouts could taste so good? Now I love them, especially with brown rice and butter..."
- German Creamed Spinach
This looks like an easy recipe for home made creamed spinach.
- Garlic and Onions
This simple dish is from a menu for an authentic Thanksgiving dinner.
Cooking with butter is easier with the One Click Butter Cutter.
One reviewer described the One Click Butter Cutter as a "magic box that keeps crumbs off your butter, keeps your butter off your hands, keeps your kids from the butter knife and keeps your butter knife in your drawer."
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What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving?
- Chiffon Pumpkin Pie Recipe
"If you are looking for a special pie for the holidays, this is it - a light pumpkin pie with beaten egg whites folded into the pumpkin custard, spiked with rum, set in a gingersnap cookie crust, and covered with whipped cream...."
- Pumpkin Pie Recipe
"My personal favorite is this Pate Brisee (short crust pastry) recipe, as I like its' wonderful buttery flavor and crumbly texture...."
- Old Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe
"What makes [this recipe] special are two things: 1) an all butter homemade crust with some ground up almonds (I used a blender to chop up blanched almonds) added to the flour, and 2) including a little brandy and vanilla to the filling, along with t
- Pecan Pie V
"Unlike most pecan pies, this one does not require corn syrup." WOW! This recipe got 5 STARS from 168 reviewers! It must be really really good!