Thanksgiving Starters (Pick One)
Recipe: Gingered Pumpkin Bisque
Every spoonful of this pretty Gingered Pumpkin Bisque hints of autumn. Serve it as the first course at your special, sit-down dinners.
—Patricia Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Recipe: Blue Cheese Pear Salad
Made with just five ingredients, this special Blue Cheese Pear Salad is a cinch to put together. Chopped pear balances the rich blue cheese while almonds lend crunch and sweetness. Add a drizzle of dressing, and you're done!
—Ginger Smiser, Blanco, Texas
Thanksgiving Main Dishes (Pick One)
Recipe: Cornish Hens with Almond Stuffing
Dazzle your dinner guests with this Cornish Hens with Almond Stuffing. Almonds add an unexpected crunch to this savory stuffing.
—Mary Beth Jung, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Recipe: Roasted Turkey Breast Tenderloins & Vegetables
Classic flavors come together quickly tonight with this family-pleasing Roasted Turkey Breast Tenderloins & Vegetables.
—Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
Thanksgiving Side Dishes (Pick Two or More)
Recipe: Dolloped Sweet Potatoes
A little microwave magic is used to turn sweet potatoes into a speedy and special side dish for hectic holiday feasts. Brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice flavor the simple but rich cream-cheese topping on Dolloped Sweet Potatoes.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts in Lemon Sauce
I've been making this wonderful Brussels Sprouts in Lemon Sauce dish for more than 20 years. I can't even remember where I got the recipe, but it's a great one everyone enjoys!
—Mary Ann Morgan, Cedartown, Georgia
Recipe: Cranberry Wild Rice
Nuts are a wonderful source of protein and nutrition so I look for ways to add them to all of my dishes. The addition of cranberries in this Cranberry Wild Rice recipe makes it perfect for fall.
—Dawn Bryant, Thedford, Nebraska
Recipe: Sweet Peas Parma
Sweet Peas Parma is a simple side with delicious Italian flavors. Peas get dressed up for dinner with just a few easy additions. Don't skip this one!
—Jill Anderson, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Recipe: Whipped Carrots with Cranberries
The buttery texture and sweetness of cranberries and brown sugar make Whipped Carrots with Cranberries a great addition to Thanksgiving turkey.
—Margie Haen, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Thanksgiving Desserts (Pick One)
Recipe: Pumpkin Praline Creme Brulee
The crunchy pecans are a nice contrast to the creamy custard in this Pumpkin Praline Creme Brulee recipe. This dessert adds elegance to any meal.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Recipe: Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake
We're not keen on desserts, but I wanted to make my husband a small cake for his birthday. Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake is perfect.
—Rebecca Zeissler, Forest Park, Illinois
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