Q: My husband and I are spending Thanksgiving in a sparsely furnished apartment away from our home this year due to his job, so I don't have my usual arsenal of spices and tools. What are some good recipes for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that use minimal specialty spices and tools?

Any tips for handling an under-equipped kitchen?

Sent by Laura

Editor: Laura, here is a roundup of our simplest recipes Thanksgiving essentials, and some tips for making do in a kitchen without basic tools.

The Kitchn's Very Simple, Very Basic Recipe Essentials for Thanksgiving Dinner
Improv Cooking: When Your Vacation Kitchen Lacks Tools

Readers, do you have any tips or recipes for cooking Thanksgiving dinner in an under-equipped kitchen?

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