I'm one of those people who thinks, "if Thanksgiving dinner isn't amazing, then there's just no point!". So over the years I've roasted a few birds and made enough stuffings & sauces to be able to know a good recipe when I see it. Here I've compiled a list of my favorite recipes & sites for your Thanksgiving enjoyment.
1. Here is the recipe from Fine Cooking I've been making for the past 8 years (It's excellent):
A Thanksgiving Feast for Twelve By Michael Brisson
There are a lot of other great recipes on Fine Cooking.com.
2. We all love Jamie Oliver, and these holiday recipes are already making my mouth water:
3. Other good recipe sites are:
Saveur Magazine promises the "Ultimate Thanksgiving" - lots of options
Gourmet magazine's recipe site (Gourmet is closing, sigh)
Food TV has a stable of celebrity chefs - I love Emeril & Bobby Flay
La Cucina Italiana Magazine - I cannot understate how excellent this cooking magazine is
Martha Stewart.com - The best all around hostessing resource
4. Why not breakaway this Thanksgiving?
My friend Eric Gower did... He made a breakway turkey last year (you can have the butcher "butterfly" the bird for you & do this on the BBQ!).
Here is Eric's "Breakaway Thanksgiving" from his Yahoo! Food blog (which he does not contribute to anymore).
Also, I've pick a few thanksgiving ingredient oriented recipes out of his fantastic blog:
Ginger Sweet potatoes
A cranberry chutney
Star anise Turkey soup
An insanely delicious Pumpkin curry