Planning Your Thanksgiving Menu

Planning Your Thanksgiving MenuLooking for inspiration as you are planning your Thanksgiving menu?
We have compiled a list of tried and true recipes from our blog archives to help you create a perfect celebration.

You might want to begin here with, Preparing Your Turkey—A Thanksgiving Survival Guide. It has everything you might want to know about creating the centerpiece dish you are striving for.

And, then check out the links below for a whole host of recipes for your Thanksgiving feasting.

Thanksgiving Recipes From Our Archives
Raspberry Royale Cocktail
Spiced Apple Punch
Pomegranate Martinis and Margaritas
The Maple Leaf Cocktail
The Honey Bourbon Cocktail
Hot Gingery Cider with Cracked Black Pepper
Hot Chocolate with Guinness, Whiskey, and Baileys

Holiday Cocktails (Ciderhouse Whiskey, Honey-Bourbon Toddy, and Calvados Hot Toddy)

Hors D’oeuvres
Bar Nuts

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs And Blue Cheese
Cashel Blue, Spinach, and Smoked Salmon Tartlets
Caviar with Blini

Butternut & Carrot Soup
Cream of Chestnut Soup
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup with Cheesy-Garlic Croutons
Apple, Onion and Cheddar Soup
Moroccan Carrot Soup

Watercress, Orange, and Avocado Salad
Endive & Fuyu Persimmon Salad with Pecans
Autumn Salad with Apples, Comté, and Hazelnuts
Warm Chanterelle Salad with Onions, Summer Berries and White Cheddar Toast
Roasted Cauliflower & Hazelnut Salad
Vietnamese Cucumber Salad
Persimmon, Asian Pear, and Toasted Almond Salad

Mains & Turkey Alternatives
Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast with Hazelnut Mole
Deconstructed Holiday Turkey with Sage Gravy
Pumpkin Stuffed With Everything Good
Roasted Fresh Ham with Citrus and Rye
Classic Roast Beef and Gravy
Roast Duck as an Alternative to Thanksgiving Turkey

Gam’s Cranberries
Winter Squash Casserole
Thanksgiving Spinach Gratin
Grilled Baby Bok Choy Stalks with Miso Butter
Zucchini Carpaccio with Avocado and Pistachios
Gam’s Sunday Dinner Spoonbread

Farro with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs

Sweet Potato Spoon Bread with Caramel Pecan Topping
Leek Bread Pudding
Baked Farro, Bacon, and Butternut Squash
Pommes Dauphinoise (Potatoes au Gratin)
Carrot Soufflé
Serrano Ham and Poblano Corn Pudding
Two Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Pies and Tarts
Peach Hand Pies
Mincemeat Pie

Caramel Nut Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Classic Apple Pie
Lemon Tart with Walnut Crust
Crispy, Crackly Apple-Almond Tart

And we have two years of Pie Month posts to peruse, for great recipes from around the web: Pie Month 2014 and Pie Month 2015

Other Desserts
Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spicy Caramel Apple Sauce
Pecan Bars
Baked Apples Filled with Fruit and Nuts
Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
Spiced Apple Cake with Cinnamon Cider Glaze
Baked Apples Filled with Fruit and Nuts
Pecan Bars
Sutter’s Fort Gingersnaps
Apple Cider Caramels
Stick Toffee Gingerbread
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

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