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Oreo Turkeys

Making Oreo TurkeysThis is a page about making Oreo turkeys. Transform Oreo cookies into a turkey using a few pieces of candy.

 

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes. A Thanksgiving plate of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies and cranberry sauce.

Thanksgiving Leftover RecipesCreative ideas to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers beyond soups, sandwiches and casseroles. This page contains Thanksgiving leftover recipes.

 

Pumpkin soup inside a pumpkin.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving RecipesFor some people, Thanksgiving isn't all about the turkey or ham. There are many delicious vegetarian dishes that you can served at your holiday meal. This page contains vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes.

 

Turkey gravy in a gravy boat.

Making Turkey GravyTurkey gravy is easy to make yourself. This flavorful gravy is great option for your Thanksgiving dinner. This is a page about making turkey gravy.

 

Thanksgiving leftovers on a plate.

Leftover Turkey Casserole RecipesThis page contains leftover turkey casserole recipes. One delicious option for some of your Thanksgiving leftovers is to combine them into a casserole. Many of your holiday favorites taste delicious together and it is a great way to use up leftovers.

 

Cranberry Relish in Yellow Dish at Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Cranberry Relish RecipesCranberry relish is a simple and delicious side dish that is a staple of many households for Thanksgiving dinner. Don't buy your cranberry relish from the store. Make you own and your family will thank you. This page contains cranberry relish recipes.

 

Green Bean Casserole Tips and Recipes, Green bean casserole.

Green Bean Casserole RecipesThis page contains green bean casserole recipes. Green bean casserole is a delicious dish that many families serve at Thanksgiving. It is a simply dish to make and there are a number of ways to enhance the traditional recipe too.

 

Thanksgiving Stuffing Being Made in a Large Saucepan

Stuffing RecipesNo Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without stuffing. Whether you are making the stuffing inside the bird or on the stovetop, this side dish is always a favorite.

 

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Cheddar Carrot CasseroleThis is a little different than plain carrots and is good for a holiday meal. I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it!

 

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Pecan PieBeat eggs; add sugar and beat again. Stir in syrup; then add butter, salt, vanilla, and burnt sugar; mix well. Add pecans and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes.

 

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Almond Apple StuffingSaute apples, almonds, onion and celery in butter for 5 minutes, stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in seasonings. Toss together with bread cubes and raisins; add apple mixture.

 

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Pumpkin BarsCombine all ingredients. Beat until smooth and pour batter into 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees. Cream frosting ingredients together until smooth.

 

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Turkey Noodle SoupIn Dutch oven, combine turkey bones and trimmings with water. Add salt, poultry seasoning, bouillon cubes and bay leaf. Bring to boil. Cover and cook over low heat 1 hour.

 

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Summer Squash BakeThis is a wonderful recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving, the whole family loved it. I used Ritz crackers in place of the bread crumbs. It is rich but very good.

 

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Homemade Spicy Coffee CreamerA fall spice flavored creamer. Use a spice grinder or a coffee bean grinder to make these a finer texture, then in a bowl put the powdered milk, add the spices and blend them together with a fork or a whisk.

 

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Celery Stuffed Roast ChickenThere will only be my Auntie and I for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year so instead of a huge turkey we're going to share this. There certainly will still be plenty of leftovers for both us too.

 

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Mushroom-Turkey PieThis is great for leftover turkey.Cover frozen vegetables with boiling water in a small saucepan. Bring just to a boil and drain immediately.Heat butter in a large skillet over high heat, Add onion and mushrooms and stir 3 minutes.

 

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Basic GravyA recipe that can be made from roasted chicken, turkey, beef, ham or pork drippings. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pan drippings in your roasting pan. Place roasting pan on the stove and heat drippings over medium heat.

 

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Basic Baked Moist StuffingPerfect if you're not roasting an entire stuffed turkey. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Saute the onion and celery in a skillet until just barely tender, meanwhile, heat the broth and pepper in a large pan.

 

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Apple-Basted TurkeyPreheat oven to 225 degrees F. Spray bottom of roaster with non-stick spray. Remove skin from turkey and place in roasting pan. Pour 1 cup of apple juice over turkey. Bake, covered, basting every 30 minutes with apple juice and drippings.

 

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Sparkling Cranberry JuiceHere's a nice beverage for holiday meals and easy to make. All you do is add two ounces of plain sparkling water for each 8 ounces of cranberry juice. Serve in wine or champagne glasses over crushed ice for a pretty presentation.

 

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Cranberry TeaA tasty holiday treat whether served hot or chilled. You can keep warm in your crock pot and it also refrigerates well.

 

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Ojibwa Baked PumpkinSimple, few ingredients, sweet, and different! Pumpkins are in season, so it's perfect!

 

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Turkey Roll UpsI got this recipe from a friend some time ago and have made it countless times. It's a request from my grown children and their wives. Now they are serving it to their friends and getting rave reviews as well.

 

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Squash DressingCook onion in melted margarine until tender. Mix all ingredients together and put into casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees F. until brown on top.

 

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Paw-Paw's DressingThis is my FIL's WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and Christmas dressing recipe. He "shared" the recipe with me when I became a part of the family. Trust me, it is AWESOME and you will want to make an extra batch of it because it will go fast. All of the grandkids fight over the last piece. Yum Yum.

 

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Louisiana Corn Bread DressingSimmer gizzard, heart and neck in a quart of water until tender. Add liver and cook a few minutes more until done. Cut all meat fine for dressing. Saute' celery, onion and shallots in butter until done but not brown.

 

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Old Fashioned Oyster StuffingCook celery and onions in butter until tender, but not brown. Add crumbs, oysters, bay leaf, seasonings and eggs. Add enough liquid to moisten; you don't want the mixture dry, but it must not be too moist.

 

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Grandmother's Oyster DressingMix sage and hot water. Beat eggs and 1/3 cup water together. Combine all ingredients and let ripen 3-4 hours. For a southern touch, substitute cornbread for half the bread.

 

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Marshmallow Pilgrim HatsHere's a treat that looks old-fashioned but is made with two favorite modern-day sweets: marshmallows and chocolate. Set the chocolate-striped cookies stripes down on a wax-paper-covered tray, spacing them well apart. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler.

 

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Turkey?I am looking for a turkey made out of mini Reese's peanut butter cups.

 

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Great Holiday or Just Anytime CookiesWhen the Barking chocolate has melted, using a pair of tongs, dip each peanut butter Ritz cracker sandwich in the melted chocolate. Place them on a sheet of wax paper to cool. Serve after they have cooled. They are great...

 

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Bake Sweet Potatoes the Night BeforeTry baking your sweet potatoes for your Thanksgiving dinner the night before...

 

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Pumpkin Pie BarsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13x9 inch baking pan with foil; grease foil lining. Mix flour, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs...

 

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Stuffing BallsPreheat oven to 325 degrees F. Brown meat; drain. Combine with dry stuffing mix in large bowl. Stir in cranberry sauce, egg and 1 cup water. Shape mixture into 16 balls.

 

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Dressing - Tips and RecipesTips and recipes for making dressing.

 

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Dressing Recipe From France?I have been trying to find a recipe that an aunt took to her grave. It was a Thanksgiving dressing but the recipe was from France. She was from France and it was oh sooooo good. Any help would be appreciated. I think she may have cooked it in a turkey but I am not sure. Thanks, Roger

 

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Blueberry Yum Yum?Maybe you can help me, I have lost a recipe I used to make for my grandmother. She is in her 80's now and in the nursing home we are bringing her home for Thanksgiving and I would love to make it for her. It was called Blueberry Yum Yum. It called for a Graham Cracker Crust, Dream Whip, Canned fruit and I can't remember what else.

 

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Sausage and Herb DressingPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat...

 

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Date PuddingStir well. Pour into greased 9x9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When cool, cut or break into bite-size pieces. In a glass serving bowl, layer the pieces with whipped topping. Serves 10-12...

 

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Spirited Cranberry-Apricot SauceCombine apricots and sherry in a small bowl; cover and let stand 8 hours...

 

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Two Layer Pumpkin PiePumpkin pie using a graham cracker crust and instant pudding.

 

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Perfect Cheeseballs for the HolidaysI prepare several at a time as the recipe can be doubled, wrap in air tight plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator and have them to use through the holidays. Also makes nice gifts for family and friends.

 

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Fried Sweet CornThe corn will have a beautiful golden color. Truly delicious!

 

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Roast TurkeyHeat oven to 325 degrees. Rinse bird in cold water. Drain and pat dry. . .

 

Edible Turkey

Edible TurkeySimple, but cute, this edible turkey craft is sure to please the turkey enthusiasts as we celebrate Thanksgiving.

 

Cute Edible Apple Turkey

Cute Edible Apple TurkeyThese are really cute turkeys made out of apples that kids can make for school or just eat as a snack. They also make adorable Holiday Table decorations. They can be made with either Fruit Loops or raisins.

 

Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Thanksgiving CupcakesMy daughter made these cupcakes for Thanksgiving. Took a long time but it was worth it. Tip: color only a small amount of icing at a time.

 

Cranberry Sauce

Think Outside the Bird: Ideas for Cranberry...You can use canned cranberry sauce for the following ideas but I make my own and it works just as well. I absolutely love cranberries so I've done all the ideas listed.

 

Cookies and candy corn turkeys.

Turkey TreatsThis is such a fun project! Do it with your kids or by yourself. Great for the Thanksgiving table, or to make as a treat for your child's class.

 

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Substitutions for Ingredients in Crustless Pumpkin Pie?With regard to the crustless pumpkin pie: If I don't have the Spenda or Equal can I add more sugar to it or just leave it with the 1/4 cup of regular sugar? Also can I use regular skimmed milk instead of canned? And the egg substitute can I use just the yolk of the egg?

 

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Crunchy Stuffing Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for stuffing that is baked in the oven instead of the turkey that turns out crunchy? I remember having this as a kid at a relatives house, it was so good, but don`t know how it was prepared.

 

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Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes?I'm looking for recipes for Thanksgiving dinner that can be made ahead of time and frozen or can be cooked a couple of days early.

 

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Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas?I need some new inspiration. What does your Thanksgiving Day menu include? I am looking for ideas from main dish, to sides, to dessert etc. (Links to recipes online if you have them would be great as well.) Many thanks.

 

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Recipe to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner?I am attending a family Thanksgiving dinner and I need ideas as to what to bring. They do not make a traditional Thanksgiving meal; I never know what they are making. And we will be driving about 2 hours away for this dinner.

 

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How to Cook the Perfect Turkey Breast?Do you have any tips for cooking the perfect (and NOT dry) turkey breast? My son complains every year that my turkey is always so dry. Because it is just the three of us, I usually only cook a small turkey breast. HELP me cook that perfect Thanksgiving turkey this year! :)

 

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