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Thanksgiving Recipes and Resources

Everything you need to know to cook the perfect Thanksgiving meal, including hundreds of recipes.
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Thanksgiving Recipes, Favorite Foods, and Cooking Tips

Are you panicking about making your first Thanksgiving feast? Calm down, take a deep breath, and find out all you need to know about how to cook classic Thanksgiving favorite dishes. Get your recipes lined up, make your shopping list, and plan ahead. Be prepared to impress your friends and loved ones with the perfect Thanksgiving meal.

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes - Turkey Side Dish Recipes
The turkey is the star of the show, but what about the rest of the side dishes? Stuffing can range from old-time sage bread stuffing to cornbread or rice, but how much do you need for that bird? You may like your gravy with or without giblets. Mashed potatoes can be simple or loaded with goodies like garlic, butter, sour cream, chives or all...

Turkey Selection and Storage
Turkeys are available fresh and frozen in weights as low as 8 pounds and grow up to 70 pounds. Learn how to select and store turkey.

Thanksgiving Recipes for Dummies - Turkey 101
Thanksgiving recipes for dummies cooking instructions. For novices, learn how to make basic favorite Thanksgiving turkey and side dishes. For experienced cooks, get some new ideas.

Thanksgiving Recipes for Dummies - Side Dishes
Thanksgiving recipes for dummies cooking instructions. For novices, learn how to make basic favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. For experienced cooks, get some new ideas.

Thanksgiving Roast Stuffed Turkey Recipe
Step-by-step instructions on how to roast a stuffed or unstuffed turkey for Thanksgiving or any occasion.

How to Thaw Frozen Turkey Recipe
Learn how to safely thaw your frozen turkey to avoid the danger of foodborne illness.

Turkey and Food Safety
Turkey requires important handling practices in order to avoid foodborne illness. Learn how to properly cook turkey.

Thanksgiving and Holiday Hotlines
Many of these toll-free hotlines are active year-round. Check out the links where you'll find the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

How to Debone a Turkey - Step by step recipe instructions.
Learn how to debone a turkey for stuffing. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to remove the bones to make a boneless turkey suitable for stuffing.

Turducken Recipe
Each slice of turducken contains portions of chicken, duck, and turkey with stuffing in between the layers.

How to Make Turducken Recipe - Step by Step Recipe
Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make turducken, which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey. Learn how to make turducken with this photo tutorial.

How to Make Turducken Recipe - Step by Step Recipe Continued
Continuation of the step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make turducken, which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey. Learn how to make turducken with this photo tutorial.

Deep-Fried Turkey Recipes and Cooking Information
Looking for something different to do with your turkey for Thanksgiving? Try one of these deep-fried turkey recipes.

Stuffing Chart
This chart will help you determine how much stuffing or dressing to use for chicken, turkey, and other poultry.

Stuffing and Dressing Food Safety
Proper cooking techniques are important to avoid foodborne illness in stuffings and dressings. Find out how to keep it safe.

Turkey Leftovers Recipes
What do you do with leftover turkey? Try some unconventional recipes to help you use up those turkey leftovers. Turkey hotline numbers, information, and turkey cooking tips for the holidays or any day are also included.

Thanksgiving Turkey History
Wild turkeys nearly became extinct and Roosevelt tried to change the date of Thanksgiving. Learn more about Thanksgiving and turkey history.

Chestnut Recipes and Cooking Information
Although they are wonderful straight from the oven or fireplace, you can make use of the winter chestnut crop in many ways, both sweet and savory. History, usage and recipes included.

Cranberry Recipes and Cooking Information
More than just sauce for Thanksgiving. Learn all about the history of cranberries, selection, storage, and try one of the many recipes.

Gravy Recipes and Cooking Information
With a little insight on methods and a few tricks of the trade, you will find making the perfect gravy a snap! A number of different gravy methods are included, along with many recipes.

Holiday Ham
Many people cook ham in addition to or in place of turkey at Thanksgiving. Learn about the history of ham, ham varieties, how to select the proper ham for your use, and storage information. Many ham recipes included.

Mashed Potato Recipes and Cooking Information
There are tricks to making the perfect mashed potatoes. Find out how to avoid mashed potato glue and try some innovative new combinations and leftover recipes.

Pumpkin Recipes and Cooking Information
You can do a lot more with pumpkin other than your basic pumpkin pie. Learn pumpkin history, selection, storage, usage, and try some of the many recipes.

Stuffing and Dressing Recipes and Cooking Information
Stuffing is not just for holidays and not just for poultry. Here you'll find stuffing and dressing preparation tips and many recipes.

Sweet Potato and Yam Recipes and Cooking Information
Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they are really two different vegetables. Learn the difference between the two, how to select and store them, and try one of the many recipes.

Butterball Turkey How-Tos
Butterball Turkeys has a yearly hotline for turkey questions, plus much information and recipes on their site.

How to Carve a Turkey
Great video and instructions from Chef Erica Wides will help you carve that turkey perfectly.

Epicurious Thanksgiving
A full range of features including a video on how to make gravy, menus, carving and other tips, vegetarian menu, plus over 350 recipes from Epicurious.

First-Timer Primer
The USDA has a primer for inexperienced as well as experienced cooks, including recipes. Site hosted by Hopkins Technology.

Low-Fat Thanksgiving
About.com Guide to Low Fat Cooking, Fiona Haynes, has tips and a nice selection of very low-fat recipes for your Thanksgiving feast.

Pillsbury Thanksgiving Recipes
Pillsbury has menus of recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner with linked recipes for each menu item. You'll find suggestions for other celebrations as well.

Perfect Turkey Handbook
The electronic Gourmet Guide has a fabulous FAQ about Turkey Day, including buying, storing, cooking, carving, safety and much more, .

Reynolds Wrap Holiday Central
Use the search engine or keywords for many recipes and menu themes including leftovers sandwich ideas, turkey tips, recipes, and free brochures.

Turkey How To Tips - Norbest
Tips on selection, storage, thawing, stuffing, roasting, doneness, carving, and leftovers from Norbest.

Thanksgiving Survival Guide
Better Homes and Gardens has a menu planner with recipes, an interactive roasting guide, video tutorials and much more.

USDA Safety Information
Food safety information from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving
M. L. Grant has recipe suggestions for a vegetarian feast including appetizers, main courses and desserts.

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