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15 Uniquely Festive Thanksgiving Recipes

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15 Uniquely Festive Thanksgiving Recipes

Well, it’s almost here, folks! Thanksgiving (in the US, at least) is happening this Thursday and you’re no doubt in the midst of preparing your menu, making grocery lists and runs and trying to please even the most fickle eaters in your family. We’re here to help, but didn’t want to bore you with typical turkey, mashed potato or cranberry recipes. So instead, we’ve gathered fifteen of our favorite unique Thanksgiving recipes from around the web. No matter what might be currently missing from your delicious lineup, we hope this list inspires!

Beet salad with tangerines on Delish. Show the whole crew just how fancy you can get in the kitchen.


Ginger squash cake with white chocolate frosting from Epicurious. An interesting combo that is sure to delight.


Creamy carrot soup with scallions and poppy seeds from Delish. Filling, healthy and right in season.

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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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9:26PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Many delightful recipes here. Love thick soup as well. However, why the turkey meatballs? Seriously, if one is going to have turkey on a holiday, I would have roasted turkey and not meatballs made from turkey made earlier on. Wait til the vegans see the corn with bacon on top. However, since Care2 is a site used by both omnivores, vegetarians and vegans, there should be something for everyone.

Cynthia B says to "Go vegan." No thanks. I don't tell you to go meat, so don't ask me to go vegan. Will certainly try vegan and vegetarian recipes quite often but have no intention of going vegan since organic non-factory farm eggs, milk, cheese and even local raw honey are on the vegan no no list.

10:08PM PST on Dec 1, 2012

Go vegan ;)

8:57AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

that looks SO delicious!

4:23AM PST on Nov 23, 2012


9:37PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Ginger squash cake 10 out of 10!

8:13PM PST on Nov 21, 2012


7:13PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Great recipes, thank you

4:37PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

So yummy,thanks.

4:16PM PST on Nov 21, 2012


12:55PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Ciekawe przepisy.

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