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Giving thanks with friends is an excellent way to celebrate the holiday season. This "Friendsgiving" menu offers simple recipes as easy alternatives to the Thanksgiving traditions. But don't let the quicker-to-fix menu fool you: This meal is sure to be a memory-maker.
When spending time with family over the Thanksgiving holiday isn't an option, spending time with good friends is the next best thing. Try our Thanksgiving menu that cuts down on planning and cooking so you can spend more time celebrating. Happy Friendsgiving!
When you're among friends, there's no need to impress with the whole bird: Simplify this Thanksgiving main attraction by serving turkey breasts instead of the whole shebang. Our recipe calls for easy preparation and an enticing, crunchy glaze in the form of a spicy rub.
Offer friends something different from the run-of-the-mill Thanksgiving side dish. Served gratin-style and loaded with creamy, buttery, nutty Fontina cheese, you'll hardly be able to tell the difference between this cauliflower recipe and cheesy mashed potatoes.
Watch and learn how to create a Thanksgiving-worthy side-dish recipe your guests will find irresistible. Tangy goat cheese melts into creamy mashed sweet potatoes, adding extra zing, while lightly salted toasted pistachios bring crunch to every bite.
Get double duty out of this recipe: Serve first as Thanksgiving dessert topped with tangy cream cheese frosting, and again as breakfast muffins for overnight guests. Simply save a few unfrosted cupcakes, and voila -- it's a two-in-one recipe!
Impress your friends with a homemade salad dressing that tastes better than any bottled version. The delicious smoky ranch dressing that tops this Thanksgiving salad recipe can be prepped the day before for a more intense flavor. Keep the salad fresh by assembling the lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon as guests arrive.
Now that you have the food set for your Thanksgiving dinner with friends, it's time to think about what you'll have to drink. Use these tips to make sure you get the best wines to match your Thanksgiving menu.