Thanksgiving Recipes For The Holidays

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Starving yourself for the big day next week? Ready to jam pack the grocery stores and open up the ovens for Turkey day? Got crazy relatives coming over for family time and thanks? Join the club. But before you bust out the turkey consider the various ways you can cook it. Imagine the delicious sides that will go along great with the main course. After all, you do want to wow all those dinner guests you got coming over, right? To help you decide, we have provided a few recipes. For more recipe ideas check out the Food Network and Food and Wine Thanksgiving Specials.

800px-Oven_roasted_brine-soaked_turkeyTurkey Time Recipes Courtesy of the Food Network:

Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

This delicious recipe uses a combination of bold flavors that include apple, peppercorn, rosemary, garlic, bay leaves, oranges, and just a dash of sweet sugar. Also, the instructions call for a big 20 pound turkey! Make sure you invite enough people to devour the whole thing or look forward to weeks of yummy turkey leftovers.

Good Eats Roast Turkey

If you are looking for a little smaller turkey, this recipe is more your size. Alton Brown prefers the brine method for his turkey recipe, a favored one for most chefs. However, be forewarned, the project requires preparation a couple days ahead of the big event. But the wait will be well worth it with a turkey flavored with warm brown sugar, allspice berries, peppercorn, apple, cinnamon, rosemary, and candied sugar. I can see your mouth drooling already.

Mashed Sweet PotatoesHealthy Side Dishes Courtesy of the Food and Wine site.

The Food and Wine Magazine company has generously listed on their website a variety of fun tasty recipes for the holiday. Some of the warm hearted goodness includes a good variety of healthy side dishes to help lessen your calorie intake.

Beet-and-Apple Salad

Want something fresh and fruity? Here is a delicious salad choice to compliment that turkey. The recipe calls for an interesting combination of flavors of beet, green apple, mustard, pistachios, salt & pepper, and apple-cider vinegar. Making it a sweet and tangy dish for the table.

Potato Gratin with Herbs

A great turkey needs a good potato side dish. This recipe will make a great addition to the holiday feast. Using herbs such as thyme and rosemary, the dish will be sure to bring out the meal’s flavor.

Sweet Potatoes with Apple Butter

Craving a warm sweet side dish? These sweet potatoes will make your mouth water upon first sight. A great side dish indeed for any meal.

cassataFood and Wine Dessert Buffet!

What’s a Thanksgiving feast without some sweet desserts to top it off? Here are a few recipes through the Food and Wine Magazine site that will send your taste buds flying. The best part? They only take 30 minutes to make.

Mini Cassata Cakes

Pastry Chef Ghaya Oliveira creates small tiny versions of the famous Sicilian dessert, the cassata cake. A cake that has warm gooey layers of sponge cake, dark chocolate, marzipan, candied fruit, and more. Your moth will be in sweet ecstasy upon first bite. A delicious quick recipe for any dessert lover.

Sweet Wine Sabayon with Berries

Here is a nice fragrant treat to enjoy. The recipe uses a flavorful combination of sweet wine and berries with just a hint of orange. A smooth and creamy dessert for the after-meal.

Quick Apple Crumble with Lebneh

Your mouth will be sure to melt after one bite of this warm gooey apple treat. Using nutmeg, Granny Smith apples, cinnamon, and lebneh, the recipe brings out a nutty, sweet, and tart flavor. Another great treat for the guests to enjoy. If you don’t want apples you can throw in some delicious peaches, plums, or nectarines instead.

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