Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Feast

Capture the humble, genuine spirit of the day with our collection of family recipes to fill your holiday table with long-cherished flavors.


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Herb-Rubbed Turkey with Pear Stuffing
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Herb-Rubbed Turkey with Pear Stuffing

    The dried herb coating and pilaf-style stuffing add old-world appeal to Thanksgiving's star attraction.

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Giblet Gravy

    This classic gravy is extra flavorful because it includes the giblets and their cooking broth as well as pan drippings from the roasted turkey.

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Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

    This versatile Thanksgiving favorite can be prepared on its own or used to stuff a turkey. Mix crisp apple cubes with the bread crumbs for a fresh crunch.

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Corn and Polenta Bake

    Dijon mustard adds a tangy twist to homey baked corn pudding. For a creative twist, spoon the pudding into clean organic cornhusks and serve.

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Must-Have Mashed Potatoes

    Here's a time-honored recipe for light, fluffy mashed potatoes, just like the spuds Grandma makes.

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Down-South Green Beans

    The flavors of smoky chipotle chili pepper and toasted pecans replace the traditional saltiness of bacon in these crisp green beans.

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

    These classy potatoes take some time to prepare, so it's best to make the dish the night before Thanksgiving. Pop the potatoes into the oven 30 minutes before guests arrive.

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts

    Bake these tiny cabbage cousins with onion, garlic, thyme, cream, and Parmesan cheese.

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Gourmet Onions

    The flavor of these specialty onions is mild and sweet, especially when cooked with butter and sherry. Boiling onions such as these are 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

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Rosemary Braidsticks

    For faster shaping, cut rolled dough into 1-inch-wide strips. Hold each strip at two ends. Twist in opposite directions 2 to 3 times. Arrange on greased baking sheet; press ends down. Let rise; bake as directed.

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Layered Cranberry-Apple Mold

    A fancy molded salad looks as refreshing as it tastes. If you don't have a fluted mold, use a ring mold or a 2-quart square dish.

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Apple Cider Punch

    Make this ruby drink your pre-dinner treat. Champagne or sparkling grape juice adds a touch of fizz.

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Country Pumpkin Torte

    This towering spice cake makes a beautiful centerpiece for your dessert buffet.

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Best Pumpkin Pie

    It's easy to customize this delicious holiday favorite: Add the lesser amount of spices for a light, golden pie or a more generous amount for a darker more robust-flavored dessert.

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Sweet Potato and Hazelnut Pie

    Before you fill up on turkey, save room for an old classic -- sweet potato pie. A generous handful of toasted hazelnuts adds delicious crunch.

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