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The Complete Thanksgiving Guide

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The Complete Thanksgiving Guide

Can you tell that I am excited for Thanksgiving?! It is my favorite holiday, and something I have written about a lot over the years. To help everyone prepare for turkey day, I have assembled a complete thanksgiving guide for you. Here you will find a large collection of recipes, tips, and suggestions for what to do with your leftovers. And just in case that isn’t enough – I have a week of Thanksgiving content lined up for next week.


Interested in an easy and elegant tablescape and festive table arrangement? I’ve got you covered.
Want to pick up some store-bought treats? Here are my favorites.

Cranberry and Brie Phyllo Cups
Pears Wrapped with Prosciutto and Blue Cheese
Artichoke Dip or Artichoke Dip Stuffed Mushrooms
Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto with Boursin Cheese
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Caesar Dip


Thanksgiving Dinner:

roasted beets with goat cheese and honey

Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Honey
Roasted Carrots

Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes
The Ultimate Mashed Potatoes


Tea and Citrus Brined Turkey
Brown Butter and Maple Sweet Potatoes
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Turkey and Gravy
Uncle Gordon’s Pearl Onions
Sausage and Challah Bread Stuffing
Whole Cranberry Sauce


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Low-Fat Chocolate Pie
Apple Crumble


Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail
Bailey’s Hot Chocolate

Thanksgiving Tips
Jack’s Turkey Tips
Jack’s Turkey Tips volume 2
What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers
What to do with Leftover Gravy

I hope that everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving! As always, I am heading home to my parents home in Maine for the holiday. One of the perks of marrying a Brit is always getting to spend Thanksgiving with my family, which is such a treat since my parents are incredible cooks.

Tonight I am heading to the 10th annual Friendsgiving – which means I need to go to the store and purchase 10 pounds of potatoes to mash! Have a wonderful weekend. I will be back on Monday with my favorite Thanksgiving Leftover Soup recipe.

Samhita Pennathur

Saturday 22nd of November 2014

Thanks for sharing Kit!! I am hosting a small friendsgiving on Sunday, and sooo looking forward to cooking my first ever Turkey!

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