Whether it's a historic recipe passed down through the generations, a regional specialty, a dish from your ethnic heritage, or just a hands-down favorite that you eat only on this day, every family has at least one dish that defines Thanksgiving and makes the spread unique to your clan. Check out some of our favorite out-of-the-ordinary Thanksgiving dishes.
Although it's possible to spend days, even weeks, preparing the Thanksgiving feast, it's equally possible to create a totally homemade and completely delicious Thanksgiving spread in far less time. Pick a few timesaving dishes or create a whole menu from our favorite quick Thanksgiving recipes, all of which take less than an hour to prepare.
Turkey might be the traditional center of the Thanksgiving table, but there are times when an alternative main dish is desired. For a holiday meal with a twist, we offer a selection of festive main course recipes including roast beef, pork tenderloin, Cornish hens, salmon, duck, lasagna, and roast chicken.
Soaking a turkey overnight in a solution of salt and water ensures moist results. When you add aromatics to the brine, the resulting roast is also infused with a subtle character all its own. Follow our instructions to prepare a perfect brined turkey for your next feast.
Let friends and family gather around appetizers while dinner is being prepared -- and nobody will notice if the turkey's running late. Take your pick from favorites such as baked brie, cheese logs, crackers, dips, spiced nuts, and cheese straws.
Thanksgiving is definitely a time to induge. That being said, eating that slice of pie is a lot more satisfying when the other dishes on your holiday table are a little more saintly. Here are our favorite healthy Thanksgiving recipes that'll help you justify two helpings of dessert!
Part of the comfort of Thanksgiving is the routine: Every year, there's turkey and all the fixings. Reliable doesn't have to mean boring -- make the best of your traditional spread. Here are the absolute best recipes for all the Thanksgiving standbys.
The flavors of the season make a refreshing splash in this festive, quick-to-mix sangria: It's infused with apples, pomegranates, and honey -- foods that happen to have special meaning for Rosh Hashanah, too.
Move over, pecan pie. We're serving something new at this year's Thanksgiving table. From marzipan pumpkins to peanut butter acorns and tiny tartlets, here are a dozen treats to give your feast a sweet ending. (Hope you saved room after all that turkey.)