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Thanksgiving Recipes: Turkey, Stuffing, Pumpkin Pie

Collection of thanksgiving recipesThanksgiving is celebrated the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. It's a remembrance of the first Pilgrim feast in 1621 where they gave thanks for a bountiful harvest.

Traditional Thanksgiving food (not to be confused with the food served at the original feast, only some of which is still served today) consists of a roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing (dressing), mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin or pecan pie. Of course, many variations are common in different parts of the country and every family has developed their own traditions.

Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October (same as Columbus Day in the U.S.). Many of the same foods are eaten on both holidays.

Every few years a new trendy fad develops to put a new spin on the traditional fare. For example, deep frying a turkey in place of roasting has become popular over the last few years as has brining the bird before cooking it.

This is also one holiday that warrants nearly as many recipes for leftovers as it does the meal itself. In fact, many people claim that the leftovers are their favorite part of the holiday!


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Recipe for Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Made with vanilla extract, butter, cream cheese, sugar, all-purpose flour, salt, eggs

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  • Recipes for thanksgiving side dishes

    thanksgiving side dishes

    If the turkey is the star of the Thanksgiving show, then the side dishes are the supporting actors. Your choice of sides are important for balancing out the flavors of the meal.

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  • Recipes for the thanksgiving turkey

    the thanksgiving turkey

    Tired of dried out turkey? Our recipes will make Thanksgiving a success with these tried and true favorites.

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Photo of Homestyle Turkey Recipe on CDKitchen

Homestyle Turkey

Made with dried minced onion, whole turkey, water, chicken bouillon, butter, seasoned salt, parsley
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Photo of Diabetic Pecan Pie Recipe on CDKitchen

Diabetic Pecan Pie

Made with milk, pie shell, pecan, butter, eggs, light syrup, salt, sugar substitute, flour, vanilla extract
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Photo of Impossible Pumpkin Pie Recipe on CDKitchen

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Made with vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, baking mix, pumpkin pie filling, evaporated milk, butter, egg, sugar
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Glazed Carrots And Brussels Sprouts

Made with black pepper, brown sugar, baby carrots, Brussels sprouts, chicken broth, butter
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Photo of Stove Top-Like Stuffing Mix Recipe on CDKitchen

Stove Top-Like Stuffing Mix

Made with chicken broth, butter or margarine, onion, parsley, thyme, dried sage, salt and pepper, bread crumbs or cubes
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Photo of Apple Brined And Hickory Smoked Turkey Recipe on CDKitchen

Apple Brined And Hickory Smoked Turkey

Made with apple juice, brown sugar, kosher salt, oranges, fresh ginger, whole cloves, bay leaves, garlic, turkey, vegetable oil
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Photo of Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows Recipe on CDKitchen

Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

Made with sweet potatoes, butter, evaporated milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, miniature marshmallows
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Thanksgiving Resources
  • mashing the potatoes
    Learn the tricks of the trade for keeping your potatoes lump free and preventing them from turning gluey
  • leftover storage
    A handy guide on how long to safely store those leftovers.

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