Happy Thanksgiving my fellow feasters and gratitude eaters! As you prepare for America’s favorite and truly unique holiday, I hope this curation of simple, traditional, imaginative and mouthwatering recipes will help make your Thanksgiving table bountiful, unforgettable and bright! Dig into this digital recipe archive, from savory starters to “everything you need to know about cooking a Thanksgiving turkey” to sweet endings.

Below I’ve shared one of the videos Tracy and I made at Early Morning Farm about how to brine your turkey using a succulent bird from Good Life Farm.
I would love to hear the creative cooking that takes place in your Thanksgiving kitchen! Share recipe titles, pictures and any other food for thought in the comments below!

Feckin’ Cider Cocktail
Perfect Thanksgiving Wine: Italian Barbera

Savory Beginnings
Sesame, Thyme and Sea Salt Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Smoked Paprika Pumpkin Seeds
Rutabaga Soup with Maple-Rosemary Almonds
Maple-Rosemary Roasted Nuts
Ploughman’s Crostini
Pumpkin Olive Harvest Tart
Turnip Ganoush
Roasted Garlic, Brie and Blueberry Flatbread
Shoshi’s Famous Pickled Eggs
Maple-Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts
Latkes with Homemade Applesauce
Turkey Liver Pâté

Warming Soups to Tease the Palate
Apple and Butternut Squash Soup, with Croutons and Avocado Wedges
Celeriac and Dill Soup
Carrot, Coconut and Tarragon Soup

Savory Bread
Cranberry Sauce Muffins
Whole Wheat Cornbread
The Most Amazing (Gluten-Free) Bread
Everything Biscuits

Fresh Salads to Balance the Meal
Fall Harvest Salad
Shredded Kohlrabi and Carrot Salad with Coriander-Mint Dressing
Brussel Sprout, Clementine and Rose Petal Salad
Kohlrabi and Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing
Tarragon, Turnip and Watermelon Radish Gratin
Wheat Berry Salad with Romanesco, Butternut Squash and Preserved Lemon
Lemon-Miso Potato and Green Bean Salad
Pomegranate and Wheat Berry Salad

Harvest Vegetables and Other Sides
Cheddar Cornbread
Acorn Squash and Pomegranate
Coriander and Cumin-Glazed Carrots
Buckwheat-Honey Seared Carrots
Glazed Carrots with Mint and Preserved Lemon
Honey-Almond Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash Tagine
Parsley-Garlic Spaghetti Squash
Breaded Lemon-Coriander Acorn Squash with Marinara Sauce
Roasted Squash with Parmesan-Parsley-Garlic Crumble
Braised Apple-Caraway Cabbage
Maple and Ham Braised Cabbage
Lemon and Parsley Potato Salad
Roots O’Plenty
Maple and Rutabaga Gratin
Magical Root Vegetable and Maple Gratin
Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Cranberries
Bacon and Apple Braised Greens
Maple-Sauteed Sweet Potato Greens
Butternut Squash and Kale sautéed with Black Olives and Garam Masala
Pumpkin Mac n’ Cheese with Caramelized Apples, Onions and Sage

Dressing, Stuffings and Sauce, Oh My!
Sausage and Pumpernickel Stuffing
Roasted Chestnut and Sausage Stuffing
Cranberry-Orange & Maple Jam

Turkey & Gravy (and Turkey Stock)
Everything you need to know about cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey, includes:

  • Day 1: How to Prepare a Turkey
  • Day 1: How to Prepare a Turkey
  • Day 2: Roasted Chestnut and Sausage Stuffing
  • Day 2: How to Roast a Turkey
  • Day 2: How to make Turkey Stock
  • Day 2: How to make Gravy
  • Day 2: How to Carve a Turkey

Sweet Endings
Cardamom Chocolate Chili Derby Pie
Pumpkin Knots with Maple-Spiced Cream Cheese
Pumpkin, Cranberry and White Chocolate Granola Squares
Pumpkin, Chocolate and Walnut Muffins
Extraordinary Apple Pie
Maple Peach Pie
Pumpkin-Cranberry Macaroons
Pumpkin, Chocolate Chip and Sage Bread (or Muffins)
Lemon and Cinnamon Candied Apples
Bourbon and Eggnog Biscotti
Butternut Squash Crumble with Brandy Butter

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