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Thanksgiving Recipes

See also: Baking

Selected Books

Atlas, Nava
Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions
Nava Atlas is the author of numerous vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. You can preview some of the meatless, eggless and dairy-free recipes in this collection at
Crocker, Betty
Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook: All You Need to Cook a Foolproof Dinner
TX739.2.T45 C76 2003
Thanksgiving can be the most challenging meal to prepare -- even for the most experienced cooks. Betty Crocker comes to the rescue with this complete do-it-yourself guide to making Thanksgiving delicious.
Curtin, Kathleen, Sandra L. Oliver and the Plimoth Plantation.
Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie
F7.C87 2005
Curtin (Plimoth Plantation's food historian) and Oliver (publisher of Food History News) offer 80 Thanksgiving recipes drawn from different times, regions and traditions.
Divina, Fernando and Marlene Divina
Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions
q TX715.D5883 2004
Produced in association with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, this book presents 140 recipes that incorporate a wide array of foods cultivated by native people in the Americas. How about wild rice and corn fritters or roasted pumpkin soup?
Ferguson, Renee S.
Talk Turkey to Me: A Good Time in the Kitchen Talking Turkey and All the Trimmings
TX750.5.T87 F47 2006x
Talk Turkey to Me is an informative, entertaining read featuring callers' questions answered by a former Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line expert. Who better to pose questions to?
How To Cook A Turkey: And All The Other Trimmings
TX750.5.T87 H69 2007
Fans of Fine Cooking Magazine will want to pick up this book from Taunton.
Kavasch, E. Barrie
Enduring Harvests: Native American Foods and Festivals for Every Season
TX715 .K205 1995
If you enjoy the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving with Native American foods, Enduring Harvests will give you some interesting alternatives, like Algonquian Three Sisters Rice, Wampanoag Cape Cod Cranberry Pie, baked stuffed (with applesauce) pumpkin, and raspberry flapjacks with hot maple syrup. And you can also read about all the other festivals that the Native American tribes celebrate.
Kidd, Kristine
Thanksgiving: Festive Recipes for the Holiday Table
TX739.2.T45 K53 1997
Whether your tastes run to the traditional or more adventurous, this Thanksgiving can be the tastiest one ever with the help of this Williams-Sonoma cookbook. From first course to last, cooks will find everything they need for a delicious holiday gathering.
McLaughlin, Michael
(Williams-Sonoma) Thanksgiving
TX739.2.T45 M37 2001
Williams-Sonoma Collection Thanksgiving offers easy-to-follow recipes in a vividly photographed, full-color format.
Mettler Jr., John J.
Wild Turkeys: Hunting and Watching
SK325.T8 M48 1998
Once nearly extinct in North America, the wild turkey has seen a dramatic population increase within the past three decades, particularly in Pennsylvania. Mettler's book is a guide to understanding, hunting, dressing, and cooking these birds.
Morgan, Diane
The New Thanksgiving Table: An American Celebration of Family, Friends, and Food
TX739.2.T45 M6685 2009x
Recipes for regional Thanksgiving dishes from New England, Heartland, Southern and Pacific Northwest from a Pittsburgh native. Read a review in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Morgan, Diane
The Thanksgiving Table : Recipes and Ideas to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition
TX739.2.T45 M67 2001
A primer on surviving Thanksgiving dinner by a Pittsburgh native now living in Portland, Oregon. Check out her website for more tips.
Pappas, Lou Seibert
Thanksgiving: Recipes for a Holiday Meal
TX739.2.T45 P368 2007x
This book explores more than fifty of your favorite holiday recipes, offering both traditional and contemporary dishes -- even vegetarian options.
Rodgers, Rick
Thanksgiving 101
TX739.2.T45 R63 2007
A second edition of a Thanksgiving classic. Check out Rick Rodgers web site.
Smith, Andrew F.
The Turkey: An American Story
SF507.S49 2006
Learn about your bird in this book that includes chapters on the prehistoric turkey, how the turkey conquered Europe, how the turkey replaced the Christmas goose, the invention of Turkey Day and how the turkey became industrialized and lost its flavor.
Tried & True Thanksgiving & Christmas: Top 200 Recipes
TX739.2.T45 T75 2002
Recipes from, like Homestyle Turkey the Michigander Way, Hot Buttered Rum Batter, Rockin' Oysters Rockefeller. You can also check out their Thanksgiving recipes online.
Vegetarian Times Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook
TX837.V42697 1998
With a turkey as the centerpiece to America's most food-oriented holiday, vegetarians have it tough, so Vegetarian Times magazine came up with some delicious alternatives.


Barefoot Contessa. Holidays
(DVD) TX739.B324 2005x
Visit with Ina at home in the Hamptons of New York. Recipes include roast turkey, homemade gravy, smashed sweet potatoes, herb and apple stuffing, parmesan smashed potatoes, pumpkin banana mousse tart, cranberry fruit conserve, hot mulled cider, and carmelized butternut squash.
Good Eats. Holiday Treats
(DVD) TX739.G598 2003x
Blending food science with humor, Alton Brown shows viewers how to cook a turkey, what to do with the leftovers, and how to make a fruitcake.
Martha's Classic Thanksgiving
(DVD) TX739.2.T45 M3624 2005x
Instruction on Thanksgiving cooking and decorating. Includes three different ways to prepare a turkey.
Jacques Pepin's Thanksgiving Celebration [DVD]
French chef Jacques Pepin, assisted by his wife Gloria and his daughter Claudine, fixes a Thanksgiving dinner, which includes: salmon tartare with cucumber salad and salmon caviar; salmon gravlax, cured with cognac and served with cucumber, sweet onion, and rye bread; roasted turkey with apple cider glaze and bread and mushroom stuffing; brussels sprouts; gratin of butternut squash; a spicy cherry ginger chutney; chocolate-bourbon-prune cake; pears poached in citrus juice.

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Menu Planners


Turkey and Stuffing


Vegetarian Alternatives to Turkey


Sides like Pumpkin, Cranberries, & Yams

This section includes recipes for side dishes and desserts using typical fall produce, including squash, pecans, and apples.


Pittsburgh Region

Last updated December 06, 2012