Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 Quick Reference

Here's a quick reference rundown of all this year's Thanksgiving content:


Roasted Brined Turkey Breast - A wet brine seasoned with herbs and spices gives white turkey meat amazing flavor with this recipe adapted from Bon Appetit magazine.

Oregon-Themed Stuffing - An original recipe stuffing that evokes the Beaver State with hazelnuts, apples, dried blueberries and microbrewery beer

Italian Stuffing - An Italian spin on the traditional dish featuring pancetta, fennel and pine nuts.

Roasted Parsnip and Quinoa Salad with Pistachios, Dried Cranberries and Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette - I'm particularly excited about this original recipe, which brings the popular grain to the Thanksgiving table paired with an under-appreciated root vegetable.

Green Beans with Bacon, Blue Cheese, Pecans and Dried Cranberries - Fresh green beans get a flavor boost with a range of add-ins

Broiled Marinated Tempeh - A simple, Asian-inspired vegetarian entree.

Honey-Ginger Glazed Carrots - Multi-color carrots get a flavor boost from honey and ginger.

Apple, Manchego and Pecan Salad - This simple green salad adds a light pit stop to the often heavy fare of Thanksgiving.

Cranberry Sauce - After you've tried this simple recipe, you'll never reach for the can again.

Corn Crackers with Brie and Apple Butter - Freeze-dried corn gives this appetizer intense corn flavor that pairs well with a variety of potential spreads.

Apple Pie with Vodka Crust - The ingenious cooks at America's Test Kitchen perfect the pie crust with this recipe.

Hot Butternut Rum - Kick off the meal with this fiery and playful rum drink made with Todd Thrasher's recipe for butternut squash base.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza - Give leftover turkey, stuffing and squash new life by using them as toppings on pizza.

Other Stories:

Introduction - My short essay about Thanksgiving cooking

Thanksgiving Wines - This year's selections include Oregon Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Sancerre.

Grocery Shopping Tips - Ideas to help make the most of your time at the store and buy ingredients strategically

Thanksgiving Menu 2012 - This is what I served for dinner this year, with links to posts and recipes.


  1. This post makes me realize how lucky I am to be married to you. Thanks for always preparing such amazing Thanksgiving meals!

  2. Thanks honey, that's so nice. I'm lucky to be married to you too.