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Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with traditions. As the times change, the way we like to eat also evolves; but around the holidays, it’s always a comforet to return to traditional favorites. If you’re in charge of cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year but don’t have mom’s exact stuffing recipe, these classic recipes will be sure to satisfy and provide the traditional fall holiday flavors you crave.
Your turkey will be the main attraction at the dinner table with this recipe. Add extra warmth with a bourbon-infused brine. Everything in that roasting pan will get put to use when you use the drippings to make a delicious apple gravy.
This autumnal recipe will help guide you to cook the perfect turkey with an added sweetness from the honey and cider glaze.
From roasting to deep-frying, there are many ways to cook a turkey. Using a slow cooker, you will be able to dine on some tasty turkey meat in just over three hours and save precious room in your oven for all the sides. This calls for white meat, but you can also use this method to cook drumsticks or thighs.
Mashed potatoes are as traditional as Thanksgiving side dishes can get. But don’t just settle for lumpy mashed potatoes. This recipe uses whipping cream and plenty of butter that will make sure you get the decadent, fluffy mashed potatoes you desire.
It’s not a traditional Thanksgiving dinner without a side of smooth, creamy mashed potatoes. This classic recipe also uses garlic cloves and fresh chives to add more flavor to your dish.
This recipe isn’t just your everyday roasted Brussels sprouts. Enjoy hints of sweetness from cooking this veggie with apples and quince.
Does your Thanksgiving table feel like it’s missing something? Try adding this traditional Southern recipe that will for sure make your guests wrap around the table three times. Yummy homemade cornbread is crumbled together with sage and poultry seasoning to give your dinner hearty flavors of fall.
In need of a tasty stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving? This option has it all, from Italian sausage to sage, dried cranberries and more. Stuff it inside your turkey or just eat it all on its own, covered in homemade gravy.
Whether you enjoy gravy over your turkey, on the side for dipping rolls or both, this gravy recipe is perfect for all purposes. Make use of your pan drippings to give your gravy tons of turkey flavor.
There are tons of pumpkin recipes that go beyond the traditional pumpkin pie, but what’s wrong with keeping it traditional? Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving staple and easy to make in an hour. Whether you like to carve the pumpkin yourself or just pick up a canned pumpkin from the store, this pie is an essential part of the holidays.
This dessert recipe may seem difficult but will definitely impress your guest this holiday season. With an extra dose of fresh and dried cranberry, the fruit’s tartness is balanced with sweet pears and apples. Serve this pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.
Thanksgiving dinner is absolutely delicious the night of, but leftovers the next day are even better. Take all of your leftovers and make a pie out of them. You can choose to either enjoy this meal without a crust, with stuffing as a crust or with regular pie crust.
Not all of your Thanksgiving leftovers last for a long time, so don’t let food go to waste. This soup recipe combines your leftover mashed potatoes with bacon, cheese and more to create a heavenly creamy soup. While traditional Thanksgiving meals may be what you grew up on and what you love, it’s good to branch out sometimes to explore new and modern versions of these recipes.
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