Do you love Thanksgiving but tire of making the exact same recipes every year? Are you looking to push the envelope and take things beyond the traditional recipes this Thanksgiving? Today instead of a single Website of the Day we are featuring three sites and taking a closer look at turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
At What’s Cooking America (WhatsCookingAmerica.net), in addition to traditional Thanksgiving and turkey recipes, you can find recipes with step-by-step instructions and lots of photos for Cajun Fried Turkey, Barbecued Turkey, Smoked Turkey, Turducken, Turkey in Mole Sauce, and for all you vegetarians there is even a recipe for Tofurkey with Vegan Gravy.
At Sweet Potato Recipes (SweetPotatoRecipes.net) you can find 38 sweet potato recipes ranging from the traditional to the wildly creative.
And for desert Pumpkin Pie Recipe (PumpkinPieRecipe.org) has recipes for 14 different delicious variations on the pumpkin pie.
Programing note: There will not be a Website of the Day post on Wednesday the 23rd, Thursday the 24th, or Friday the 25th. We would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving, and we’ll see you back on Monday the 28th.
Are you making all or part of Thanksgiving dinner this year? Could you use a little help? Previously we have featured two websites from SeriousEats.com as our Website of the Day: a site all about burgers called A Hamburger Today, and a site all about pizza called Slice. Today we are featuring Serious Eats’ guide to Thanksgiving. SeriousEats.com/Thanksgiving is your online guide to Thanksgiving dinner, covering recipes, how-to’s, menu planning, turkey roasting, sides, and more.
The Thanksgiving Guide is organized into seven sections: Turkey Talk & Recipes (how to choose, prepare, carve, and eat the bird, plus traditional, non-traditional, & turkey alternative recipes), Thanksgiving Planning (tips, recipes, and schedules for a no fuss, no stress, perfect dinner), Side Dishes (favorite traditional and non-traditional sides), Desserts (recipes for classic pies and lots of non-traditional desserts), What to Drink (wine recommendations for every budget plus picks for cocktails, beer, & more), Taste Tests (rigorously tested recommendations for common Thanksgiving staples and pantry items), and What to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers (what to do the morning after).
Do you need a last minute idea or recipe for Thanksgiving dinner? Thanksgiving.Food.com and Food.com/Thanksgiving/home/package are the Thanksgiving Headquarters of Food.com, comprising a plethora of recipes for every course of the big meal. According to Food.com:
Our Thanksgiving Headquarters has everything you need to make your meal a delicious success. We’ve organized all our Turkey Day recipes into courses, starting with appetizers and ending with the sweet stuff, so your search for the perfect spread will be as easy as pumpkin pie. Pair top-rated dishes with advice from our cooking community, and this year’s feast will be your best one yet.
Categories include: Popular, Newest, Healthy, Quick & Easy, and Recommended. Thanksgiving Headquarters includes the following additional categories: Appetizers, Turkey, Stuffing and Dressing, Side Dishes, Deserts, and Leftovers.
Administrative note: The Website of the Day will not be posted on November 25 or 26. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Does is seem like every Thanksgiving that everyone gorges themselves on turkey, goes into a tryptophan induced semi-coma, and ends up sitting around doing nothing? Are you looking to get a little more out of Thanksgiving and have a little fun? ThanksgivingFun.net is your source for ideas of fun things to do this thanksgiving for kids of all ages and adults too. There are printable coloring pages, fun games and activities, Thanksgiving table decorating ideas, Thanksgiving themed crafts, Thanksgiving history lessons and fun facts, poems about Thanksgiving, recipes for Thanksgiving dinner, videos about Thanksgiving, and much more.
Categories include: Activities, Celebrations, Centerpieces, Crafts, Games, History, Jokes, News, Poems, Printable Games, Recipes, Sites, Teacher, Video, and What’s New?
Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving mostly for the turkey? Do you love to ear turkey all year around? EatTurkey.com is the official website of the National Turkey Federation, and is your source for all things turkey including: turkey recipes, deep fried turkey, turkey prep, turkey cooking tips, Thanksgiving, and more. According to EatTurkey.com:
The National Turkey Federation is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry… (EatTurkey.com includes) Everything you want to know about turkey, from recipes and preparation tips to cooking demonstrations… Whether you are looking for high-protein, low-carb options, great tasting alternatives, or easy ways to prepare a variety of recipes for any meal, Eatturkey.com can help you create a delicious menu. Turkey is the perfect protein choice and not only is it nutritious, but it is easy-to-prepare and is available in a variety of cuts to fit today’s busy lifestyles.
The Consumer section of the site includes the following categories: 1000+ Consumer Recipes, Turkey Cooking Videos, Consumer Hot Plate, Consumer Featured Products, Turkey Cooking Tips, The Perfect Protein, Meet our Turkey Trendsetters, Seasonal & Holiday, Consumer FAQs, Turkey Facts & Trivia, and Consumer Resources. There is also a new featured section all about Thanksgiving and a Turkey Recipe E-mail Club.