Thanksgiving Favorites

November 13, 2009(updated on October 3, 2018)

Turkey side view
As some of you may know, before I started this blog, I spent a lot of my time writing about food for Slashfood. Over the two years I was there, I amassed a fairly significant collection of holiday recipes and I thought it would be fun, as we prepare to head into the Thanksgiving frenzy, to point out some of my favorites. Even if most these recipes don’t actually include many (or even any) foods in jars.

In addition to those Slashfood recipes, there’s also the classic Fork You Thanksgiving series, in which we made:

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8 thoughts on "Thanksgiving Favorites"

  • The Napa Cabbage Gratin sound great. Would you say that this recipe would yield 4-6 servings, assuming it’s one of several side dishes?

    1. janet, you should definitely be able to get 4-6 servings from the gratin. When I originally made it, two of us ate it as a side for at least three meals.

  • Yumpkins has become a favorite fall dessert for me ever since the taping of that Fork You episode!
    I must remember to make it to take to Thad’s family this year!!

  • i totally agree about applesauce being the quintessential fall food. i have one ancient apple tree left from the 1960s and it still produces enough apples (i don’t spray but i do have it pruned periodically) to last us a full year, canning and freezing. Tip: if you have a foley food mill (as shown in marisa’s photos), you don’t need to do anything except wash the apples, cut out the bruises, and cut the apples in small pieces. Leave cores, seeds, and peels. After you have boiled them until they are soft, puree them in the mill and the cores, seeds, and skins stay in the mill. Easy as (apple) pie and over the moon delicious.

  • This is something to do with leftover Thanksgiving food that I got from my aunt. After Thanksgiving she wants everything to be easy so she throws down a pizza dough, uses leftover gravy as the sauce and tops with the rest of whatever she has left. She says that the best combination has been turkey, greenbean casserole, cranberry sauce and stuffing. She bakes the whole thing like a pizza and says it’s fast since the only thing needed to be cooked is the pizza dough.