Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 Recipes: Quick Reference

Thanksgiving recipes 2013

Here's a rundown with links to all of the Thanksgiving recipes I've featured this year. Come back Friday to find out what I think you should do with your leftovers!


Roasted Turkey Breast with Herb Butter - Compound herb butter tucked under the turkey skin promotes crispness and flavor; a simple way to infuse the meat with good flavor when you don't have time for a brine.

Easy Turkey Gravy - Banish your fears of unsatisfying gravy and skip the jarred kind with this simple recipe for making the real thing.


Southwestern Corn Bread Stuffing - Spicy chiles and other Tex-Mex flavors give this stuffing a sensation that's rare to Thanksgiving fare: a fiery kick.

Rye Bread Stuffing - Spicy rye bread gives an unexpected dimension to this bread stuffing with onion, bacon and apple.

Classic 11-Ingredient Bread Stuffing - A simplified basic stuffing recipe that still packs lots of great flavor.

Other Sides

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Mushrooms - This updated version of the Thanksgiving classic made with fresh, not canned, ingredients has really struck a chord with readers: it's my most popular Thanksgiving recipe this year.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon-Maple Glaze and Smoked Almonds - A sweet potato side that, instead of being overly sweet, punches up the toasty, smoky flavors of bourbon, maple and smoked almonds.

Cheesy Scallion-Corn Biscuits - Manchego cheese and green onions elevate the flavor of a Thanksgiving favorite. They're even better with Homemade Compound Butter.

Wheat Berry Salad with Butternut Squash, Hazelnuts and Sage - A healthy, whole-grain side that would be a great reminder of Thanksgiving flavors any time of year.

Kale-Swiss Gratin and Swiss Chard Grain - Leafy greens and cheese come together in these simple baked vegetable sides with a bread-crumb topping.

Baked Apples with Fennel and Onion - Too often relegated to dessert, with this side, I wanted something that could bring apples to the main Thanksgiving course.

Sautéed Garlic-Ginger Green Beans - A simple green beans side with a bit of Asian flavor.

Simple Corn Bread - The corn bread stuffing above uses a special "Southwestern" corn bread, but if you just want a good basic version, you can't go wrong with this.


Bourbon-Caramel Pumpkin Tart - A beautiful, rich and absolutely delicious dessert alternative to pumpkin pie from a Fine Cooking recipe.

Apple Custard Pie with Gingersnap Crust - Because I couldn't decide between pumpkin and apple pie, I decided to combine the best of both with this apple custard pie, supported by a tasty gingersnap cookie crust just because.


Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Crostini with Crispy Shallots - A beautifully presented way to tempt your Thanksgiving guests before the big meal.


(Wild) Turkey with Cranberry - For fans of turkey and cranberry on Thanksgiving, here's a different take on that classic pairing, made with Wild Turkey rye whiskey, cranberry bitters, Aperol, ginger liqueur and a flamed orange peel.


Thanksgiving Leftovers Tacos - Fill corn tortillas with a mix of leftovers and top with a dollop of green tomatillo salsa for a tasty alternative to sandwiches.

Plus...don't forget about last year's recipes, which included a wonderful herb-and-spiced-brined roasted turkey breast, Oregon and Italian stuffings, hot butternut rum cocktail, a roasted parsnip and quinoa salad and an apple pie with vodka crust.

1 comment:

  1. What a great collection of recipes. I feel thankful to be married to you.