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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes, Ideas,
Table Decorations... You Name it!

You've found it. All the Thanksgiving dinner recipes, planning help, and resources you'll ever need. Stop looking elsewhere. Ignore other websites. Tell everyone this is the only worthwhile Turkey Day site on the web.

Perfect Thanksgiving Table and Browned Turkey
Okay, just kidding-- that's probably taking it a bit too far. There are lots of great Thanksgiving recipe and idea web pages out there. There are plenty of places to find how to cook a turkey to perfection, or to decorate an autumn-themed table, or to make placecards or invitations. I should know... sometimes I feel like I've visited them all!

What makes this site different is that I have put (at least, tried to-- I don't want to get cocky) all of the information you'll need together in one place. Working toward that ambitious end, I've put together a pretty darned comprehensive guide to Thanksgiving Day (including Canadian, of course!), with recipes, tips for Turkey Day first-timers, decorating ideas, games, crafts, etc.

The Perfect
Thanksgiving Turkey

From Thanksgiving turkey recipes to cooking methods, to supply lists and cook times, you'll find it in our ULTIMATE Turkey Guide:

Ultimate turkey guide

Vegetarian Thanksigving Recipes
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Having vegetarians over for Thanksgiving dinner? We also have some great recipes for alternative, meat-free main dishes here.

Honey Baked Ham RecipeHoney Baked Ham Recipes

Want to make a ham in addition or instead of the Thanksgiving turkey this year? These recipes for honey baked ham are perfect-- delicious and easy to make.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes
& Appetizers

Turkey Stuffing RecipesTurkey Stuffing Recipes

These traditional stuffing recipes are a great match for any Thanksgiving menu. The Wild Mushroom Stuffing with Hazelnuts is to die for!

Sausage Stuffing RecipesSausage Stuffing Recipes

Chock full of sausage and other hearty ingredients, these wonderful Thanksgiving dinner recipes will outshine almost any turkey. Yum.

Cranberry Sauce RecipeCranberry Sauce Recipes

These homemade cranberry sauce recipes will convince even the most die-hard cranberry hater. Try our recipe for Cranberry Sauce with Port and Figs, and you'll be in heaven.

Thanksgiving Side DishesThanksgiving Side Dishes

These wonderful side dish recipes, including 3-cheese au gratin potoates, creamed pearl onions, and more, will have your guests falling over themselves in a rush for the recipe!

Turkey Gravy RecipeTurkey Gravy Recipes

From make ahead turkey gravy, to classic giblet gravy, to vegan gravy, we have plenty of great recipes to help you whip up the perfect Thanksgiving gravy in no time.

Sweet Potatoes Recipes for ThanksgivingSweet Potatoes Recipes

Sweet potoatoes are a very important part of Thanksgiving! These recipes for sweet potatoes range from traditional to spicy and different.

Make Ahead AppetizersMake Ahead Appetizers

From Wild Mushroom Pate to Creamy Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot dip, these easy make-ahead appetizers are the perfect start to your Thanksgiving meal.


Pumpkin Pie RecipesPumpkin Pie Recipes

From our Drunken Pumpkin Pie with Brandy to our recipe for a light and fluffy pumpkin pie with a crisp walnut streusel topping, these pumpkin pie recipes are utterly drool-worthy.

Easy Thanksgiving DessertsEasy Thanksgiving Desserts

These ideas and recipes for easy Thanksgiving desserts cook up in a flash (or don't require cooking at all!), giving you time to play with your friends. :)

Holiday Dessert RecipesHoliday Dessert Recipes

With recipes like Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon and Chocolate Pecan Pie, your guests may need to be rolled from the table. Remember to take photos of that and send 'em in!

Thanksgiving Menu Planning
and Tips

Want to know how big a turkey to buy? How many side dishes to make? Want to figure out seating or invitations for a formal dinner? Get planning ideas, guides, and checklists here.

Thanksgiving Dinner IdeasThanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Tips and ideas for Thanksgiving, from helping to plan and choose your Thanksgiving dinner recipes, to tricks to making the holiday special and original for your family.

Traditional Thanksgiving FoodTraditional Thanksgiving Food

From what was served at the first Thanksgiving dinner to modern Thanksgiving food, to regional American food, this will help you decide what belongs on your table this Thanksgiving.

Your First Thanksgiving DinnerTips for a Successful First Thanksgiving Dinner

Easy to follow tips for planning your first Thanksgiving dinner, including decorating, timing, and choosing Thanksgiving dinner recipes. Make it foolproof!

What to Bring to ThanksgivingWhat to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

Been invited to Thanksgiving dinner at another's house, and have to skip making your own favorite Thanksgiving dinner recipes this year? This page will help you figure out the best thing to bring, including some Thanksgiving gift ideas.

Thanksgiving Party IdeasThanksgiving Party Ideas

Want to something a little different this year, and looking for some fun Thanksgiving party ideas? These Thanksgiving dinner themes are a ton of fun!

Thanksgiving Meal IdeasThanksgiving Meal Ideas

Tips and ideas for planning Thanksgiving dinner, including what to do when, how to plan a menu, and more.

Decorating Tips and Ideas

Table Decorations for ThanksgivingTable Decorations for Thanksgiving

Hey, they say you eat with your eyes, right? With these beautiful ideas for decorating the Thanksgiving table, your guests may be stuffed even before the meal arrives.

Thanksgiving DinnerwareThanksgiving Dinnerware

Pretty Thanksgiving dinnerware can make the difference between a boring table and a beautiful one. Here are tips for choosing Thanksgiving china and dinnerware, no matter your budget.

Ideas for Buffet Table SettingsHoliday Buffet Table Decorating and Serving Ideas

Don't want your holiday buffet table to look drab? Just because it's a buffet doesn't mean your Thanksgiving dinner recipes can't shine. Buffet doesn't equal boring! Check out these great ideas for buffet table decorating and serving.

Tips for Making
Thanksgiving Day Special

Yep, the food is great. But you also want to create a day that your family will always remember-- and that they will look forward to every year. The pages below will help you to create Thanskgiving traditions for your family, and make Thanksgiving dinner truly your own.

Thanksgiving TraditionsThanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that's all about family tradtions. This page will show you how to create your own.

Thanksgiving CustomsThanksgiving Customs

Ever wonder about the origins and history of Thanksiving, and what the most traditional customs are?

Thanksgiving Games &

Thanksgiving Party GamesThanksgiving Party Games

Whether you want activities just for the kids, just the adults, or the whole family, these Thanksgiving themed party games are just the ticket.

Adult Birthday Party GamesAdult Dinner Party Games

From party icebreakers (to help guests get to know each other) to drinking games to fun word games to play during Thanksgiving dinner itself, these party games are sure to keep your Thanksgiving lively. Just add a few great Thanksgiving dinner recipes to get the party started!

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Cooking a Whole Turkey
or Some Drumsticks?

Free Holiday Turkey Recipe Guide to How to Cook a Turkey

If it's a fat bird with a beard (no, I don't mean your Aunt Marjorie), we can help you cook it. Click on the icon above or click here to get started with recipes and tips on how to cook a turkey for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any time of year.



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