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Thanksgiving Menu Options for the Undecided Cook: Traditional or Modern?

Will Tacy
Whether you love the classics or are looking to change things up, we have selected the best recipes for your holiday table.
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The Internet is an unrelenting stream of recipes for turkey and stuffing, potatoes and pie. So we have curated the best of the best, whether you are a traditionalist who still loves the classics, or a culinary innovator looking to change things up. Enjoy!

A Traditional menu built around Thanksgiving classics

Turkey with Cider Glaze

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune

This autumnal recipe will help guide you to cook the perfect turkey with an added sweetness from the honey and cider glaze.

For the Turkey with Cider Glaze recipe, click here.

A Modern menu for those looking to try something new

Roast Turkey Kissed with Maple and Smoke

E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune; Mark Graham / food styling

If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a five-star chef, this is the recipe for you. Not only does the maple syrup brine give the roast turkey an elevated, slightly sweet flavor profile, but the pan sauce — a mixture of bourbon, smoked salt and cider vinegar — adds a homestyle flair to the dish.

For the Roast Turkey Kissed with Maple and Smoke recipe, click here.