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Thanksgiving recipes

Looking for ideas for Thanksgiving meals, seasonal snacks or festive autumn treats? Try these recipes!

Herbed turkey cutlets with apple gravy



Photo by Larissa Doust

Don't need — or want — to cook an entire turkey? Try these tasty cutlets, which have all the flavor of a Thanksgiving bird without all the work. Recipe »

Pear, pancetta and arugula salad



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This fresh fall salad, though simple to assemble, will surely impress your dining companions. The honey vinaigrette is a sweet touch. Recipe »

Cornbread and sausage stuffing



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Sweet cornbread and sweet Italian chicken sausage make a great pair in this tasty holiday stuffing. Recipe »

Truffle cake with chocolate ganache, caramel and toasted pecans



Photo by Christine Janocko

This flourless cake is very rich — it really does taste like a truffle! Topped with a thick coating of ganache, a sprinkle of toasted pecans and a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce, chocolate-lovers won't be able to resist. Recipe »

Brined turkey breast



Photo by Larissa Doust

This easy recipe makes for a moist turkey that's also quite flavorful, thanks to a brine of citrus and holiday spices, and a sprinkle of Emeril's Essence. Recipe »

Cranberry, apple and walnut sauce



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Cranberries share the spotlight with apples and walnuts in this twist on a holiday staple. Orange juice enhances the sauce's tang, and ground red pepper gives it a bit of a kick. Recipe »

Mixed green salad with Parmigiano crisps



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Want to dazzle your Thanksgiving guests? Top your salad with a Parmesan crisp. They're surprisingly simple, but you don't have to tell them that. Use the salad recipe provided here or create your own. Recipe »

Turkey cookies



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Here's a fun Thanksgiving project to do with the kids: sugar-cookie decorating! All you need are cookies, frosting, candy and some imagination. Recipe »

Roasted garlic and sage mashed potatoes



Photo by Christine Janocko

Why not try something new with your mashed potatoes this year? Roasted garlic and sage add depth of flavor to this dish. Recipe »

Pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream frosting



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The perfect autumn cupcake: Moist, spongy pumpkin cake slathered with a maple and cream cheese frosting. A sprinkle of chopped toffee candy complements the flavors. Recipe »

Pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling



Photo by Larissa Doust

Here it is — the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. It looks elegant, is easy to slice and serve, and, best of all, it’s a cinch to prepare. It can also be made a couple of days ahead of time so you have one less dish to prepare that Thursday. Recipe »

Pumpkin gnocchi with sage brown butter



Photo by Christine Janocko

Pumpkin and nutmeg give this potato gnocchi seasonal flavor. With the sage brown butter sauce, it's irresistible. Recipe »

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls with brown sugar glaze



Photo by Christine Janocko

These pumpkin rolls would make a great breakfast treat on Thanksgiving morning — or, really, any morning. Because they’re delicious! Recipe »

Pumpkin cheesecake with marshmallow sour cream topping and gingersnap crust



Photo by Christine Janocko

This isn't pumpkin pie — it's better: rich and creamy cheesecake on a gingersnap crust, slathered with a marshmallow sour cream topping. It's even more delicious than it sounds. Recipe »

Spiced pumpkin fudge



Photo by Larissa Doust

Spiced pumpkin fudge combines some the flavors of fall while getting you into the holiday baking spirit. Recipe »

Pumpkin bread pudding



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With hunks of crusty bread coated in melted butter then baked in a pumpkin custard, this bread pudding makes for a tasty — and seasonally appropriate — breakfast treat. Recipe »

Pumpkin swirl brownies



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Pumpkin and chocolate may not seem like an obvious combination, but they sure do compliment each other in these brownies! Recipe »

Chocolate cupcakes with pumpkin spice frosting



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Rich cream-cheese frosting flavored with pumpkin and spice gives these chocolate cupcakes a fall feel. Recipe »

Easy pumpkin spice cookies with cinnamon frosting



Photo by Christine Janocko

A box of cake mix and some pumpkin puree are the main ingredients in these delicious cookies. After baking, they're slathered with cinnamon-spiked buttercream. Recipe »

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins



Photo by Larissa Doust

Add fall flavor to your breakfast table with these simple pumpkin muffins, studded with chocolate chips and dusted with powdered sugar. Recipe »

Pumpkin scones with spiced glaze



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A double-layer of glaze sweetens these pumpkin-and-spice scones. Recipe »

Pumpkin cupcakes with marshmallow cream cheese frosting



Photo by Christine Janocko

Pumpkin lovers will devour these cupcakes. The classic cream cheese frosting contains a sweet surprise: marshmallow fluff! Recipe »

Pumpkin waffles



Photo by Christine Janocko

If you like pumpkin, you must try these waffles. Cinnamon and ginger make them fragrant, whipped egg whites make them fluffy, and pumpkin makes them delicious. Recipe »

Cinnamon pear upside-down cake



Photo by Larissa Doust

This cake is speckled with cinnamon and topped — well, once you turn it upside down — with soft, brown-sugar-coated pears. Scatter some toasted walnuts on top, and you’ve got yourself a tasty fall cake. Recipe »

French toast with maple apple compote



Photo by Larissa Doust

If you're a French toast fan, this is a must-try. The challah bread is sweet and chewy, and the crisp, fresh apples covered in maple syrup and cinnamon is a delectable topping. Recipe »

Apple cinnamon oatmeal pancakes



Photo by Larissa Doust

Sweet and cinnamon-y, these pancakes cook up fluffy with a great texture thanks to ground oatmeal. The oats also add some extra nutrition. Recipe »

Apple cake



Photo by Larissa Doust

This fragrant fall cake is chock full of apples. A hefty dollop of applesauce in the batter makes the cake extra moist. Recipe »

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