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Boring gravy mix packets are a thing of the past! Flex your culinary skills this Thanksgiving with this Vegetarian ...

  • 1/3 cup dried mushrooms, shitake or mixed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • Salt & pepper
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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Delicious, creamy, make ahead mashed potatoes adapted from Pioneer Woman

  • 5 pounds russet, or yukon gold potatoes
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon black pepper
4.3/5 (36 Votes)

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Sautéed cremini mushrooms and blanched green beans are combined with a luscious sauce of chicken stock and cream

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 2 cups canola oil, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 6 large shallots, peeled and sliced into thin rings
  • 5 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced, about 1-pound
  • 1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2-pounds green beans, trimmed, halved and blanched
4.4/5 (24 Votes)

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Sauté celery and onion in butter until soft, set aside

  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 pound pork breakfast sausage
  • 5 quarts hamburger buns, broken into pieces (1bun=approx 1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups chicken broth, plus extra
4.2/5 (45 Votes)

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The matzo meal in this Potato Kugel Gratin recipe is the key to that golden-browned crust

  • 4 teaspoons coarse salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing baking dish
  • 3 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, about 6 large potatoes
  • 5 shallots, thinly sliced, about 9-ounces
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup unsalted matzo meal
  • flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, to taste, for serving
4.4/5 (23 Votes)

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Before you get stressed out about making dishes for Thanksgiving, make this gravy ahead of time

  • 4 turkey wings
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 8 ribs celery, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 12 cups water
  • Freshly ground black pepper
4.5/5 (17 Votes)

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This Cranberry Apple Raisin Crisp is a perfect dessert

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 (12-ounce) package cranberries (about 3-cups)
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (from about 1 orange)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4.5/5 (12 Votes)

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This cornbread dressing is straight out of Grandma's own personal recipe collection and is guaranteed to be a hit o...

  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, plus more to taste
  • 5 cups white bread, crumbled
  • 5 cups corn bread, crumbled
  • 2 cups chicken broth, plus extra
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sage seasoning, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, plus more to taste
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon of salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
4.2/5 (25 Votes)

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This meringue pie with cranberries is a wonderful dessert to serve up for Thanksgiving

  • 1 1/2 cups fine vanilla wafer cookie crumbs (from about 40 cookies)
  • 1 stick (8-tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups Brandied Cranberry Sauce, recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 6 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups brandy
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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With so much to do on Thanksgiving day it's best if possible to make your Turkey Gravy ahead of time, this make ahe...

  • 4 turkey wings (about 3 to 4 pounds)
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3 carrots cut in chunks
  • 3 stalks celery with leaves, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it! To save time, i prepared the cornbread a couple of days prior s...

  • HERB BUTTER:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for the baking dish
  • 3 tablespoons fresh sage, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
  • STUFFING:
  • 2 large onions, finely diced
  • 3 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 9 cups cubed cornbread (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
3.9/5 (36 Votes)

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Crack Green Beans will have even the pickiest eater begging for seconds

  • 5 (8-ounce) cans of green beans, drained
  • 12 slices bacon, chopped, cooked to crisp and drained
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 7 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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