What’s Cooking for Thanksgiving?


How to Have a Stress-free Thanksgiving Dinner – Planning tips and Checklist – If you are planning to host Thanksgiving dinner this year, there is no need to stress.  Follow our Thanksgiving Dinner Planning time table to help you get organized and prepared for a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner.

How to purchase, thaw, stuff turkey, and roast turkey – Frozen vs. Fresh Turkey – What type should you buy? How do you safely defrost your frozen turkey? Find out the answers to all these questions and much more in our Thanksgiving turkey basics guide.

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu and Recipe Collection – I have gathered many of my family’s favorite recipes to celebrate with on Thanksgiving.  Although there are many recipes here, they are options, you do not have to make them all, just chose the course option(s) that sound good to you.

Thanksgiving Food Safety – Improper handling or storing cooked food is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the home.  The careful cook can reduce this threat by following the guidelines below for storing, reheating, and disposing of leftover foods.

Perfect Turkey Gravy

Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipe

Perfect turkey gravy, made using the turkey giblet stock, pan drippings, and meat juices from the Roasted Turkey, is an essential part of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving, dinner would … Continued

Roasting Perfect Turkey Guidelines

Roasting Perfect Turkey Guidelines

  Roasting Perfect Turkey Guidelines Roasting Your Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkey   It is hard to beat the classic roast turkey with the wonderful aromas that waft from the oven kicking … Continued

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