Roundup: Everything You Need for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving 2009

OK, this is it — our giant Thanksgiving roundup, with all our tips, hints, recipes, good ideas, and other Thanksgiving-related help. Our cheerfully audacious title might be slightly overstated, but we still think that you can find clues about cooking just about anything you'll need for your holiday dinner right here!

Links pictured above in bold below.

The Holiday

Traditions and Good Things
Rethinking Tradition: Making Thanksgiving Your Own
The Thanksgiving Report: A Pie Breakfast
From The Kitchn: A Few Things That Make Us Feel Thankful (2008 Edition)
Thanksgiving Morning: What's Your Tradition?
Ethnic Thanksgiving: What Does Your Family Serve?
Tryptophan and Post-Thanksgiving Sleepiness

Planning and Practicality
Five Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Ready for Thanksgiving
Cooking for a Crowd: How To Cook a Stress-Free Feast
Stock Up On Nuts Now!
A Low-Stress Thanksgiving: Recipes, Tips, and Advice
Quick Meals for Pre-Thanksgiving Eating

Smaller-Scale Celebrations
What Should I Cook for a Smaller Thanksgiving Dinner?
Good Question: Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

The Table

Table Decor and Inspiration
Placecards for the Thanksgiving Table
Setting the Table: Showcasing Special Family Dishes
Stylish Gravy Boats
Napkin Rings Made from Felt
Seckel Pear Place Settings
Readers' Thanksgiving Tables
Placesettings for Thanksgiving and Other Holidays
The Cook's Guide to an Easy, Elegant Holiday Table

The Meal

Tips and Good Ideas
What to Do if You Don't Have a Roasting Rack
Warm The Plates
Borrow a Roasting Pan (or Lend Yours Out)
Technique: Thickening Gravy with Stuffing

Menus
The Last Minute Thanksgiving: Traditional Menu
The Last Minute Thanksgiving: Non-Traditional Menu
Domino's One-Hour Thanksgiving

Turkey
On Ordering a Turkey Online
Recipe Review: Mark Bittman's Braised Turkey
Where Should I Buy My (Organic) Thanksgiving Turkey?
Turkey Giblets: We Wuz Robbed
How Are You Cooking Your Turkey?
How To Cut Up a Turkey Before Roasting?
Good Question: Cranberry Cajun Turkey Injection Marinade?
Brining The Bird

Alternate Main Dishes
Thanksgiving for Every-vore: Turkey Breast and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Apple Cornbread Dressing
Savory Stuffed Pumpkin
Stuff a Vegetable Instead

Sides - Traditional
Gallery: Thanksgiving Potato Recipes
How to Cook the Sweetest Sweet Potatoes
12 Fresh, Sweet, and Festive Cranberry Recipes
Cranberry Sauce with Port and Dried Figs
Turkey Gravy from Scratch
Recipes for Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Fresh Cranberry Relish
Potato Dough Rolls
Roasted Butternut Squash Puree with Goat Cheese
How Do You Make Your Stuffing?
Modern Green Bean Casserole
D.I.Y. Cranberry Sauce
Modern Ambrosia
Puréed Parsnips

Sides - Alternatives
5 Alternatives to Sweet Potato Casserole
5 Alternatives to Green Bean Casserole
5 Alternatives to Creamed Pearl Onions
5 Alternatives to Cranberry Relish
5 Alternatives to Green Bean Casserole

Trimmings
Help Me Think of Thanksgiving-Themed Finger Foods!
Simple Roasted Pears
Homemade Candy Corn (and Candy Dough!)
Gallery: Holiday Appetizers from The Kitchn

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Sweets
Cranberry and Chocolate: Decadent Thanksgiving Desserts
Break with Tradition: 6 Unconventional Thanksgiving Pies
Pumpkin Pie Five Ways
Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Pie
Pumpple Pie (Pumpkin & Apple!)
Pumpkin Crumb Cakes
Cranberry Cake

Drinks
Thanksgiving Wines: Simple, On Budget, and American
Non-Alcoholic (Yet Special!) Sips for the Holidays
Spiked Hot Apple Cider?
Thanksgiving Wines: Keep it Simple

Happy Thanksgiving-planning! It's a week away - tell us all about your own plans!