Thanksgiving menus


Turkey recipes

Lynne's Turkey Buying Guide
Slow-Roast Turkey with 40 Cloves of Garlic and White Wine Pan Gravy
Fresh Basil-Orange Roast Turkey
Roast Turkey
Three-Generation Thanksgiving Turkey and Giblet Gravy
Turkey with Bread Stuffing and Sherry Gravy
Deep-Fried Turkey
Lynne's Moroccan-Inspired Turkey
Two-Stage Roast Turkey with Southwestern Honey-Pepper Rub

Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Lynne's Americana Thanksgiving with Turkey Options
Lynne takes a look at the great plant foods the Americas gave Europe. The reds, yellows, and black of peppers, tomatoes, corn, and beans from Central and South America come together in our pivotal dish, an Americana Timbale.

A Holiday Vegan Feast
Chefs Mark Reinfeld and Bo Rinaldi offer this menu that will be sure to impress the vegans and non-vegans alike. It's finished off with an impressive vegan Pumpkin Pie with Dairy-Free Maple Whip.

Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast
Deborah Madison offers this hearty holiday feast that will please anyone. All recipes are from the Deborah's book, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.

Full Menus

A Thanksgiving Menu from Canal House
Melissa and Christopher not only cook for the holidays, but they take great pleasure in sharing their love of food and all its rituals with fellow cooks. They feel that the practice of simple cooking and the enjoyment of eating are two of the greatest pleasures in life.

A Spice-Scented Thanksgivng Menu
This is a menu laced with warm spices from around the world for your Thanksgiving table.

An Italian-American Family Thanksgiving
No matter how hard we may try to be ecumenical, our heritage usually shows up at the table on this day. This is ours. Certainly bring yours into the mix as well.

Lynne's Special Do-ahead Thanksgiving Menu
Lynne comes to the rescue with advice and a do-ahead feast that will please all your guests.

Lynne's Three-Generation Thanksgiving Turkey and your family favorites
Lynne shares her family's turkey recipe and includes a delicious rendition of stuffing courtesy an old friend. Simply add your own favorite sides to complete the meal.

A Thanksgiving Menu from Judy Rodgers
Judy Rodgers of San Francisco's legendary Zuni Café walks you through brining, roasting, and resting the turkey for the most tender bird you can imagine.

David Rosengarten's Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
David Rosengarten adds a little heat with this menu - peppers abound and the flavors are rich.


Beers for the Thanksgiving Table
Hard Apple Ciders
Thanksgiving Wine Picks from The Foodinista
Lynne's Wine Picks for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Bubblies and After-Dinner Sippers to Take When You're a Guest
Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner from Joshua Wesson

Starters, Soups, & Salads

Cocktail Pecans
Carrot-Ginger Velvet Soup
Bread Salad
Frisee with Walnuts and Balsamic-Sherry Vinaigrette
Green Bean Salad with Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette
Jicama and Mango Sticks in Chili and Lime
Mixed Greens with Walnuts
Pear, Mesclun, and Gorgonzola Salad
Smoked Prosciutto & Fuyu Persimmons with Balsamic Vinegar & Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Watercress and Endive Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese and Orange-Beet Dressing
Winter Salad of Greens with Smoked Ham and Pomegranate

Sides & Sauces

Cauliflower Garlic "Mashed Potatoes"
Classic Oven-Roasted Onions
Celery Root and Apple Puree
Cilantro-Poblano Cream Sauce
Classic Green Bean Casserole, Judiciously Updated
Cornbread Pudding with Rough Country Greens
Cranberry-Citrus Relish with Pomegranate and Tequila
Galette of Sweet Yams
Gingered Purée of Winter Roots
Golden Celebration Pie of Winter Vegetables
Golden Rice Biriyani of Roasted Vegetables and Cashews
Green Beans with Lemon
Hashed Sweet Potatoes
Herman's Cornbread Stuffing
Individual Jalapeno Corn Bread Loaves
Lynne's Slow and Easy Savory Onion Jam
No-Cook Cranberry-Orange Relish
Oven-Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Autumn Fruits
Pan Gravy
Roasted Butternut Squash with Cider Syrup
Roasted Root Vegetable Hash
Roasted Winter Squash Puree
Simplest of All Green Beans
Smoky Chipotle-Mushroom Gravy
Stuffed Butternut Squash
Sweet Potato Home Fries with Garlic and Parsley
Sweet and Savory Quinces in White Wine and Honey
The Orphans Of Winter: Oven Roasted Winter Vegetables
Tortilla Stuffing with Sausage and Sage
Two-Step Mashed Potatoes with Shallots and Garlic
West Indies Green Beans
Wilted Escarole
Winter Squash Galette
World's Best Baked Onions


A Basket of Apples
All-American Apple Pie
Apple Cake with Crackly Meringue
Butternut "Pumpkin" Pie
Bourbon, Chocolate, and Walnut Pecan Pie
Bread Pudding
Caramelized Almond Tart
Chile-Spiked Mexican Wedding Cakes
Five Nut Caramel Tart
Fool-Proof Flaky Butter Pastry
Jean's Flat Apple Pie
Open-Faced Pear Tart
Pear Pie, Moraga
Rustic Rosemary-Apple Tart
Southern Banana Pudding
Shoofly Pie
Superflaky Piecrust

Tips, tools, & sources

Apple Varieties
Cook's Illustrated Turkey Taste Test
Greenberg Smoked Turkeys
Holiday Helpers
How to Brine Turkey
Lynne's Thanksgiving Cooking Tips
Lynne's Turkey Buying Guide
Roasting pans


Lynne's Thanksgiving Encores
While you're making the meal, keep one eye on the prize: the fabulous food you can enjoy all weekend. For a very simple yet flavorful meal after Thanksgiving, try Lynne's Thanksgiving encores.

Easy Cooking Homestyle Stock
Mom's Easy Turkey Broth
The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

November 17th, 2012

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