A Low-Stress Thanksgiving: Recipes, Tips, and Advice

A Low-Stress Thanksgiving: Recipes, Tips, and Advice

Faith Durand
Nov 24, 2008

Thanksgiving is a big meal, yes, but it shouldn't be one that stresses you out (too much). We love cooking, and Thanksgiving is perhaps the one time of year where the focus is all on the food. So there should be plenty of room to relax, enjoy the cooking, and have fun with the traditional (and non-traditional) dishes you cook up.

Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recipes for Thanksgiving -- all of them are seasonal, delicious, and not too difficult or time-consuming. This is everything - nearly all of the Thanksgiving advice we've ever published on The Kitchn, so see if there's something you can use!

Recipes for Thanksgiving

Here are recipe galleries of our best Thanksgiving recipes.

Turkey Tips

Food Science: The Difference Between White Meat and Dark Meat
How To Cut Up a Turkey Before Roasting
How Are You Cooking Your Turkey?
Getting Ready for Thanksgiving: Brining
Time to Tackle the Turkey
Basting Turkey With Brandy
• No turkey? Recipe: Thanksgiving Tofu Loaf

More Thanksgiving Desserts and Tips

How To Make Pumpkin PureeRecipe: Pumpkin Crumb CakesTwo Ways to Transfer Pie DoughNew Pumpkin Harvest Loaf Pan from Williams-SonomaDeconstructed Pumpkin PieCanned Pumpkin: What Is It Really Made Of?Recipe: Apple Custard TartRecipe: Sticky Spiked Double-Apple Cake with a Brown Sugar-Brandy SauceRecipe: Apple-Blackberry Pie with GingerRecipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice MixAcorn Cakelet Pan from Williams-Sonoma

More Thanksgiving Advice

Tip: Borrow a Roasting Pan (or Lend Yours Out)
Conscientious Entertaining: How to Spend Less Money this Holiday Season
Technique: Thickening Gravy with Stuffing
Good Question: Best Holiday Quick Breads Without Pumpkin or Cranberries?
Weekend Project: Getting Ready for Thanksgiving
Alternatives for Traditional Thanksgiving Sides
Tip: How to Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm (Or Re-Heat Ones You Made Ahead of Time)
Holiday Tools: Multi-Tier Oven Rack
Look! Pumpkin and Apple Votive Holders
Thanksgiving 2007: Breaking the Wishbone

More Thanksgiving Menus

The Last Minute Thanksgiving: Traditional Menu
The Last Minute Thanksgiving: Non-Traditional Menu
Thanksgiving 2007: Side Dish Leftovers

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