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15 Fresh Salads for the Thanksgiving Table Recipe Roundup from The Kitchn. You Won't Miss the Turkey With This Savory Squash Pudding. Planning an almost meatless feast or vegetarian meal this Thanksgiving?

You Won't Miss the Turkey With This Savory Squash Pudding

Stuff yourself with Stuffing Part 2 - A Vegan Thanksgiving. Last Thursday, I attended a cooking class at Home Healthy Market with my 2 favorite RAW VEGAN chefs in town – Rian and Ami.

Stuff yourself with Stuffing Part 2 - A Vegan Thanksgiving

The theme of the evening was Thanksgiving of course! My favorite dish was this raw stuffing… The crunch of the pecans and savory cauliflower, celery, onions and carrots is just dynamite! Everyone one in the class oooooed and awwwwed all over this dish. Spaghetti Squash Casserole - A Vegan Thanksgiving Dish. I am so pumped my Mom is hosting Thanksgiving this year.

Spaghetti Squash Casserole - A Vegan Thanksgiving Dish

Last night we came up with the menu and I absolutely can’t wait to share the yummy organic Thanksgiving recipes we are going to make. This is a perfect recipe for a side dish and it might just make the menu – It was something I made on Saturday night because I had a huge organic spaghetti squash on my counter for the last two weeks. Winter squash like this have a ton of nutrition, packed with vitamins and minerals because they have much more time to produce nutrients compared to summer squash. You can also store it longer – sometimes up to 6 months! Swiss chard and sweet potato gratin. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate and Hazelnuts Recipe : Bobby Flay.

Sara's Sweet Potato Casserole recipe from Food52. Author Notes: I'm a sucker for the Cook's Illustrated Sweet Potato casserole published in the November 2005 issue.

Sara's Sweet Potato Casserole recipe from Food52

Canal House's Cranberry-Port Gelée. Every week -- often with your help -- FOOD52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.

Canal House's Cranberry-Port Gelée

Today: 5 ingredients, 10 minutes, nothing but class -- a DIY cranberry jelly for anyone who loves the stuff in the can (and even the ones who don't). Of all the controversies and compromises that might take place at your Thanksgiving -- the wisdom of stuffing the bird, proper nomenclature (do we have to call it dressing?) , two pies or five? -- the most unshakeable loyalties may lie in the great cranberry sauce divide. Someone is going to come with a classy crystal bowl of homemade cranberry relish. I have to confess: In my family, I am that jelly-loving fool. Guess who else is pro-can? Good Eats Roast Turkey Recipe : Alton Brown. Directions Watch how to make this recipe.2 to 3 days before roasting: Begin thawing the turkey in the refrigerator or in a cooler kept at 38 degrees F.

Good Eats Roast Turkey Recipe : Alton Brown

Combine the vegetable stock, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, allspice berries, and candied ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve solids and bring to a boil. Then remove the brine from the heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate. Early on the day or the night before you'd like to eat: Combine the brine, water and ice in the 5-gallon bucket.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Pumpkin muffins. See, now I’m a girl who keeps my promises, eh?

pumpkin muffins

About everything but picking up the dry-cleaning, at least. As I expected, these pumpkin muffins were a cinch, which is good, because I expect that from my muffins. They should max out at two bowls for prep, you should be able to mix them by hand and there shouldn’t be any excessively difficult steps. It’s not rocket science. This recipe was all of that, plus, I discovered something – you know how they always say not to over-mix muffins? Mini Apple Pies with Cheddar Recipe.

Meta Given's Pumpkin Pie recipe from Food52. Author Notes: Caramelizing the pumpkin puree means that this is a pie with guts, one that won't just sit there phoning in the pumpkin flavor, burying it under lots of spice.

Meta Given's Pumpkin Pie recipe from Food52

But its genius is much more than that. You don't have to blind bake the crust. You use real milk and cream instead of evaporated milk, with predictably better results. And because you blast it at 400 degrees the whole time, it bakes in 25 minutes -- less than half the time of your average back-of-the-can recipe. From Meta Given's Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking, an underrated gem of a cookbook. Serves 6. Butternut Squash & Pepita Dressing Recipe. Wild Mushroom Stuffing Recipe. Pumpkin Pie with Rum Recipe. Gingered Cranberry Fig Chutney recipe from Food52. Author Notes: I've never been much of a fan of straight-up cranberry sauce, in fact, the jellied kind makes me want to gag.

Gingered Cranberry Fig Chutney recipe from Food52

I much prefer a condiment like this, that is more than just cranberries and a lot of sugar. This chutney gets it's sweetness not just from sugar, but from raisins, some OJ and dried black mission figs. The cider vinegar and lemon juice lend a sparkling acid note, and the ginger and red pepper flakes bring heat. I finished it with some chopped, toasted hazelnuts to add an earthy crunch, and some freshly minced thyme for a hint of herbal complexity.