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10 Fun & Festive Thanksgiving Recipes

10 Fun & Festive Thanksgiving Recipes

Halloween may have just ended, but it’s time to start focusing on the most important foodie holiday of the year – Thanksgiving!

In the US, the big day is happening on November 28th and youíre no doubt in the midst of preparing your menu, making grocery lists and trying to establish a way to please even the most fickle eaters in your family. (I’ll take this moment to give thanks to my meat loving mother who had to put up with a vegan daughter from age 12 on.) I’m here to help, but didnít want to bore you with typical turkey, mashed potato or cranberry recipes. So instead, Iíve gathered ten of my favorite unique Thanksgiving recipes from around the web this fall. No matter what might be currently missing from your delicious lineup, we hope this list inspires!

Want even more recipe ideas? Check out my fifteen picks from last year!


Cheery pecan cornbread, Martha Stewart


Butternut squash bread pudding, Real Simple


Cauliflower gratin, Real Simple


Cranberry-maple jelly, Martha Stewart

Green beans with bacon vinaigrette, Real Simple


Parsnip apple mash, Martha Stewart


Greens with apricots and fennel, Real Simple


Honeyed carrots and oranges, Real Simple


Stuffed pumpkin, Martha Stewart


Hatch chile corn pudding, Martha Stewart

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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5:52PM PST on Nov 18, 2013

The butternut squash bread pudding looks great but maybe too much for Thanksgiving...I'd like to try making it another day.

12:38PM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Parsnip apple mash looks very good. Actually everything looks good - guess it's time for lunch...

5:53AM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Hm! Interesting recipes. I think I'll make a couple of these for Thanksgiving. Thanks, Lo! :)

5:52AM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Yummy looking recipes, Like the look of stuffed pumpkin with chestnuts and other things. I've stuffed big zucchinis and they are yummy. Okay next big celebration for us is Christmas so have to wait for celebratory food but the pumpkin could be eaten anytime one so, desired really. And could be stuffed in many various ways.
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5:26AM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Ours is always a vegetarian Thanksgiving and we'll definitely be using some of these wonderful recipes. Thanks so much.

4:25AM PST on Nov 15, 2013

thank you

1:38AM PST on Nov 15, 2013

thank you

11:17PM PST on Nov 14, 2013


8:14PM PST on Nov 14, 2013

The Cauliflower Gratin and the Hatch Chile Corn Pudding look good.

7:27PM PST on Nov 14, 2013


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