New Traditions Thanksgiving Dinner

From roast turkey with sweet onion jam to a chili-chocolate torte, these fresh Thanksgiving dishes play on classic flavor pairings in fun, new ways.

David Bonom


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Arugula and Roasted Cauliflower Salad
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Arugula and Roasted Cauliflower Salad

    Roasting cauliflower to a golden brown brings out scrumptious flavors. Tossed with spicy arugula this salad is really a tremendous treat -- anytime.

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Aromatic Parsnips and Carrots

    Two Autumnal classics, carrots and parsnips, are made extra special with complementary flavors reminiscent of India -- fennel, cinnamon, coriander, and garlic.

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Fingerling Potatoes

    Fingerling potatoes are fabulous simply roasted with oil, salt, and pepper. Add the garlic-infused dipping sauce and it's beyond fabulous.

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Celery Root and Sweet Potato Cakes

    Sweet Potato and Celery Root Cakes are a fun twist on classic potato pancakes. The sweetness of the celery root and sweet potatoes are balanced by the spice from the cumin.

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Apple, Bacon, and Leek Bread Pudding

    Apple, Bacon, and Leek Bread Pudding is a fabulous substitute for stuffing. Many of the same flavors are in the pudding - it's just not necessary to roast a whole bird to get the full delight from the recipe.

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Olive Focaccia

    Hints of the Mediterranean come through in this rosemary and olive-studded focaccia.

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Roast Turkey with Sweet Onion Jam

    For a fresh twist on classic Thanksgiving turkey, try this unique recipe. A garlic-infused jam forms a flavorful crust as the turkey roasts.

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Walnut and Sage Pesto Turkey Breast

    Pesto is such an incredible spread. This one takes it a step further to make it perfect for Thanksgiving. It stars the flavors of sage and walnuts, in place of the traditional basil and pine nuts.

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BBQ Spice-Rubbed Turkey Breast

    The spices are hallmarks of southwestern cooking -- cumin, chili powder, garlic, and pepper. The recipe is highly flavorful, easy and, delicious. The recipe for cranberry barbecue sauce is a great match for this turkey.

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Fresh Grape Chutney

    This chutney marries perfectly with the olive focaccia but is versatile enough to go with pork and chicken as well.

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Sweet and Spicy Nuts

    These nuts are a little spicy, a little sweet, a lot delicious.

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Onion-Thyme Gravy

    This delicious gravy goes great with all sorts of different turkey recipe variations.

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Chili Chocolate Torte and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

    Chocolate and chili are a standard combination for things that are not sweet, but in this recipe for a Chili Chocolate Torte, the warm spices add to the depth of the flavors and give it a mysterious little kick.

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Earl Grey Pound Cake with Lemon Curd

    A very clever pairing of lemon and tea. It's a classic flavor match deliciously served up in a different treatment.

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