Whether this is your first Thanksgiving or you are a Thanksgiving veteran, this guide to cooking Thanksgiving from start to finish will be a great resource for your whole meal. These are recipes that I have been using for years for my own Thanksgiving table, and I hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as my family and I have enjoyed them.
Now I know that my blog typically focuses on healthy recipes, but you’ll see here that I don’t cut corners when it comes to butter, cream, or indulgence during the holidays. I personally believe that the healthiest thing you can do during the holidays is enjoying your family, friends, and meals without counting calories or points.
How to cook a Thanksgiving Turkey from start to finish
Turkey is the centerpiece for Thanksgiving. You can overcook the stuffing, you can drop a pie, and you can even burn your crescent rolls, but serving a dry Thanksgiving turkey? In 2020? The year's been hard enough. Let's do this right.
Thanksgiving side dishes guide
While I love Thanksgiving Turkey, I live for the sides. As you may know, this is predominantly a healthy food blog. I eat turkey all the time. I don't however, eat mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce, or stuffing. Thanksgiving has the best side dishes. Below you can find the recipes to what I'm serving this Thanksgiving and a few healthy Thanksgiving recipes already on my blog.
Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Classic Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Want a full, downloadable e-book covering all of this and more? I wanted to create an ebook that you can download, save, and pull up from your own devices during your own Thanksgiving planning and cooking. I didn't want to charge any money for it as a thank you for all your support on here. Because of you, I have been able to afford to take time off from work while staying home with my children during online learning this year.
In lieu of payment, I did open up a Toy Drive Registry at Tildie's Toy Box, a local and independently owned toy store in Philadelphia. It is not required, but a donation is appreciated. While I have the privilege and choice to stay home with my children, not many people can say the same. This pandemic has left so many without jobs or extra money this holiday season, I wanted to use this opportunity to help out in some way.
If you download my book, you are not obligated to donate, but it is greatly appreciated. Not only will you be helping out a local small business in Philadelphia, but you will be helping a family in need. While you are there, you should also check out Tildie's Toy Box--it's the girls' favorite store in Philadelphia.