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Thanksgiving Feast Cheat Sheet

Posted on 20 Nov 2012

Brown Sugar and Cayenne Brined Turkey 

 

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that Mama is hosting! However, I know my turn is coming in the not-so distant future. So, for your reference and mine, here’s a handy collection of PBS Food Thanksgiving tips and recipes. If you have last minute questions like, “How exactly does this deep frying business work?" or "Where is that blasted cranberry sauce recipe?!” don’t panic. The answers are here:

 

General Tips:

 

Five Common Thanksgiving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

 

Thanksgiving Planning Guide

 

 

Cooking The Almighty Bird:

 

Brown Sugar and Cayenne Brined Turkey

 

Five Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

 

Five Safety Tips for Deep Frying Your Turkey

 

 

Yummy Veggies:

 

Fancy Green Beans

 

Roasted Butternut Squash

 

Kale and Marcona Almond Salad

 

Zucchini Au Gratin


Autumn Roasted Vegetables

 

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

 

Spinach Salad With Candied Bacon and Fresh Blackberry Vinaigrette


 

Tasty Sides:

 

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

 

Parsnips and Potatoes Bake

 

Pumpkin Stuffed With Everything Good (Pumpkin shell filled with stuffing)

 

Macaroni and Cheese With Mornay Sauce

 

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

 

Baked Pumpkin Shells and Cheese

 

Twice-baked Sweet Potatoes With Streusel Topping

 

 

Delicious Dessert:

 

French Silk Chocolate Pie

 

Pumpkin Pudding

 

Baked Apples With Cinnamon

 

 

Savory Soup (for you overachievers):

 

Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

 

Basic Chicken Stock


Sweet Potato Soup With Bacon

 

Potage Crème d’Asperges


Vegan Corn Soup


 

Aromatic Bread:

 

Cheddar and Apple Biscuits

 

Herb Biscuits

 

Herbed Biscuits


Sweet Potato Biscuits

 


Family-friendly Beverages:

 

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

 

Pomosa

 

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa

 

Mulled Apple Cider With Sweet Honey Cream

 

 

Adult Beverages:

 

Julian Van Winkle’s Old Fashioned Cocktail

 

Mexican Coffee

 

 

Didn't find what you were looking for?  Check out all of the recipe offerings and tips at pbs.org/food!

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