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Thanksgiving is the big dinner party of the year in America. It's a basic part of our heritage, wherever your family comes from. And as such, it's the most intimidating meal of the year! But with these tips, tricks, recipes, and plans, you can make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner without breaking (much) of a sweat. These Thanksgiving recipes are easy enough so anyone with average cooking skills can make them. And you'll get to enjoy the meal too! So do a bit of reading, then bookmark some pages and start planning your own feast. Happy Thanksgiving!

1. Top 10 Thanksgiving Problems - Solved!

Cornbread Stuffed Turkey
Cornbread Stuffed Turkey

These are the classic ten issues most people have with Thanksgiving dinner. And I show you how to solve them! Bookmark this page for the days before Thanksgiving.

2. The Thanksgiving Plan

My Family's Thanksgiving Dinner
My Family's Thanksgiving Dinner

Whenever you tackle a big project it helps to have a plan. Start thinking about what you're going to serve and how you're going to handle the work a few weeks before the big day. My number one rule? Accept help if it's offered! And my number two rule is to relax and enjoy the process. Forty years from now, no one will remember if the turkey was a bit dry, but they will remember the wonderful feeling of gathering with family and friends in your cozy house.

3. Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving Turkey Table
Thanksgiving Turkey Table

These tips will help you throughout the holidays. Remember to think about your guests and to not fixate on any particular problems. A relaxed host and hostess is the best way to guarantee a wonderful celebration.

4. Thanksgiving Recipes: Appetizers to Dessert

My Great-Grandmother's Stuffing
My Great-Grandmother's Stuffing

Each of these links will take you to a separate article that will help you choose an easy, easier, and easiest way to prepare that particular Thanksgiving recipe. And don't forget to bookmark Thanksgiving Leftovers to use up all that wonderful food after the holiday.

5. Easy Thanksgiving Menus

Crockpot Smashed Potatoes
Crockpot Smashed Potatoes

These menus are part of another growing collection. They mix some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes into delicious meals. I think that one of the hardest things about entertaining a group is putting the menu together. You usually know what to make for the main dish, but choosing complementary recipes for side dishes, appetizers, breads, and desserts can be daunting. These menus are all put together for you!

6. Cook Turkey From the Frozen State

Partially cooked turkey
Frozen Turkey Method by Dr. Peter Snyder, Jr.

This method of cooking turkey, from Dr. O. Peter Snyder, president of Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management is simply superb. Cooking turkey this way is super safe, results in a very juicy and moist bird, and really takes the stress out of preparing the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal.

7. Turkey Breast Recipes

Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast
Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast
Many people cook a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey because they have a smaller crowd to feed. Some cook a turkey breast plus a whole turkey just because white meat is so popular! These fabulous recipes make a moist, tender, and flavorful turkey breast.

8. Top 10 Stuffing Recipes

English Muffin Fruited Stuffing
English Muffin Fruited Stuffing
These fabulous and easy stuffing recipes are perfect for your Thanksgiving feast. Mix and match flavors and use these wonders for your own inspiration. Remember, there really is no such thing as a bad stuffing recipe.

9. Alternate Thanksgiving Menus

Turkey Cordon Bleu
Turkey Cordon Bleu

If you don't have the time, energy, or money to make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, or have a small family and don't want lots of leftovers, try these alternative Thanksgiving recipes and menus. All are delicious, celebratory, and easy to make.

10. Different Turkey Cooking Methods

Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breast
Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breast

There are several different ways to cook your turkey - some good, some a little risky. Learn the basics of each method so can choose how you're going to cook your turkey. I'm cooking mine from the frozen state in my family's traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu.

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