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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 Thanksgiving Maize

Thanksgiving Maize

Made with margarine, sour cream, whole kernel corn, cream corn, corn muffin mix

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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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Pumpkin Pie Shot

Pumpkin pie in a glass!
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Homestyle Turkey

Made with dried minced onion, whole turkey, water, chicken bouillon, butter, seasoned salt, parsley
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Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

A cheesier version of the traditional green bean casserole. It's made with green beans, cream of mushroom soup, fried onion rings, and Velveeta cheese (although American cheese will work too).
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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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Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots

Made with orange peel, margarine or butter, carrots, salt, brown 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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Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie

Made with pie shell, evaporated milk, eggs, pumpkin, sugar, salt, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves
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thanksgiving help

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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