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Best Thanksgiving Recipes

pumpkin pie recipeSome people dream about the warming, fragrant aroma of the Thanksgiving Day kitchen all year long. Others look forward to menu planning and creating the shopping list more than anything. This is our starter menu of our favorite cookbook recipes, from dishing up Joy of Cooking‘s classic cranberry sauce to easy and delicious Sweet Fig and Gorgonzola Pizza (4 Ingredients Christmas) to offer incoming guests.

Appetizers
Chloe’s Kitchen Recipe: Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Chloe’s Kitchen Recipe: Garlic Knots

Chloe's Kitchen Recipe garlic knots

Paula Deen Recipe: Bubblin’ Brown Artichoke and Cream Cheese Dip

Stocked Kitchen Recipe: Favorite Deviled Eggs

4 Ingredients Christmas Recipe: Sweet Fig and Gorgonzola Pizza

4 Ingredients Christmas Recipe: Ham and Egg Quiches

Sides
Joy of Cooking Recipe: Pureed Cauliflower with Caramelized Shallots and Fried Sage

Joy of Cooking Recipe: Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Clinton Kelly’s Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Recipe

4 Ingredients Christmas Recipe: Sweet Squash Galette

Joy of Cooking Recipe: Pressure Cooker Chicken Stock

Rachael Ray Thanksgiving Recipe: Green Bean Casserole

Paula Deen Recipe: Wilted Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Paula Deen Recipe: Southern Brown Rice with Mushrooms

Paula Deen mashed potato recipe

Paula Deen Recipe: Buttery Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Simple Food, Big Flavor Recipe, Chipotle-Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Joy of Cooking Recipe: Bread Stuffing with Giblets

Joy of Cooking Recipe: Cornbread Stuffing with Oysters/a>

Joy of Cooking Recipe: Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Joy of Cooking Recipe: Whole Cranberry Sauce with Dijon and Walnuts

Main Dishes
Joy of Cooking Recipe: Turned Roast Turkey with Fresh Herbs

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Paula Deen Recipe: Baked Sugared Ham

4 Ingredients Christmas Recipe: Roast Pork and Crispy Crackling

Desserts
Joy of Cooking Recipe: Pumpkin-Maple Pie with Buckwheat Crust

The Cake Boss Recipe: Cream Cheese Frosting

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter Recipe: Pumpkin Pie

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Callie’s Biscuits Recipe: Mom’s Cinnamon Stickies

Low-Calorie Holiday Desserts: Skinny Snickerdoodles, Chia Cranberry Apple Crisp

The 17 Day Diet Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Chloe’s Vegan Dessert’s Recipe: Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Chloe’s Kitchen Recipe: Coconut Whipped Cream

Chloe’s Kitchen Recipe: Mocha Almond Fudge Cake

Chloe's Kitchen Mocha Almond Fudge Cake

Festive Beverages
Don’t forget the cocktails (or the hydration alongside them). Here are a variety of options to break away from the standard Beaujolais and beer.

John Cusimano’s Warm Skater’s Toddy

Skinny Holiday Cocktails: Light Eggnogg, Pomegranate Cocktail, Cranberry Sparkler

The Self-Health Revolution Recipe: Chai-Spiked Pumpkin-Pie Green Smoothie

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4 Ingredients Christmas: Christmas Candy Martini

America’s Most Wanted Desserts Recipes: The Bouchon Bakery’s Hot Chocolate

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More Thanksgiving Prep Tips
The food isn’t the only part of the big feast that requires attention to detail. A few of our favorite chefs and food experts share their ways to save time and money—while still awing dinner guests. And of course, we can’t live without essential shopping and planning tips from our friends at Joy of Cooking.

How to Save Money on Wine and Booze

Clinton Kelly’s Tip on How to Make a Store-Bought Pie Crust Look Homemade

Super Foods for Your Holiday Table

Thanksgiving Turkey Prep Tips from The Cake Boss

Twists on Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes from Celeb Chef Aarón Sánchez

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