Hosting your family’s Thanksgiving dinner?

Whether you prefer modern favorites or traditional fare, these books can help you plan the perfect meal that’s sure to please your guests.

Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook: All You Need to Cook a Fool-Proof Dinner (641.568 CRO)

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Whether you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or have hosted this celebration for years, here’s all you need to know to make your holiday special. Thanksgiving can be the most challenging meal to prepare-even for the most experienced cooks. Betty Crocker comes to the rescue with this complete do-it-yourself guide to making Thanksgiving delicious. Here are the treasured recipes with all the trimmings that you grew up with, plus plenty of great new twists on the traditional.

Tried and True Thanksgiving & Christmas: Top 200 Recipes by Allrecipes.com (641.568 TRI)

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In Tried & True – Thanksgiving & Christmas, all of your favorite holiday recipes are collected in one comprehensive cookbook, along with essential preparation, meal planning, and cooking tips.

The Thanksgiving Table: Recipes and Ideas to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition (641.568 MOR)

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Everything from the foolproof secret to a moist bird and how to truss and carve it to menu suggestions and simple, elegant table settings. Plus, recipes for classics as well as more innovative dishes, do-ahead tips and plenty of food and technique photographs to make planning in advance a breeze.

Thanksgiving 101: Celebrate America’s Favorite Holdiay with America’s Thanksgiving Expert (641.568 ROD)

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With step-by-step instructions for classic Thanksgiving dishes, as well as new twists on old favorites, this book will become gravy-stained in its first outing. Whether you’re looking for new ways to cook turkey; traditional trimmings, chutneys, or chowders; a vegetarian entree  or fresh ideas for regional classics, including Cajun-or Italian-inspired tastes, Thanksgiving 101 serves up a delicious education for novice and experienced cooks alike.

The New Thanksgiving Table: An American Celebration of Family, Friends, and Food (641.568 MOR)

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Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday of millions of Americans. And with so many diverse regions across the United States, it’s no surprise to find that the Thanksgiving menu changes significantly from New England to the Pacific Northwest.

This is the quintessential cookbook for our national day of thanks, capturing this diversity with creative recipes for the perfect dinner and providing the key to a stress-free occasion with author Diane Morgan’s indispensable do-ahead tips. Including appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, stuffings, casseroles, biscuits, side dishes, desserts, and even leftovers, it contains everything the busy cook needs to celebrate this most festive and food-centered of holidays!

Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well (641.568 SIF — New Book Shelf)

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In this smartly written, beautifully illustrated, recipe-filled book, Sam Sifton, the Times ‘s resident Thanksgiving expert, delivers a message of great comfort and solace: There is no need for fear. You can cook a great meal on Thanksgiving. You can have a great time.

With simple, fool-proof recipes for classic Thanksgiving staples, as well as new takes on old standbys, this book will show you that the fourth Thursday of November does not have to be a day of kitchen stress and family drama, of dry stuffing and sad, cratered pies

The Book of Thanksgiving: Stories, Poems, and Recipes for Sharing One of America’s Greatest Holidays (394.2649 FAU)

From drying gourds to folding napkins, baking delicious pies to getting the kids involved, as well as insightful ideas for sharing and preserving family, The Book of Thanksgiving shows readers how to buy, prepare, and cook the perfect turkey, create beautiful, distinctive table settings, turn festive craft-making into a treasured family activity, and enjoy the day with fun-filled games and songs.

Al Roker’s Hassle-free Holiday Cookbook : More Than 125 Recipes for Family Celebrations All Year Long (641.568 ROK)

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In Al Roker’s Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook, Al presents more than 125 simple and casual recipes that will make your holiday gatherings stress free and special.Here are traditional American favorites for every occasion, from no-cook appetizers and simple side dishes to manageable main courses, and of course, plenty of grilling and outdoor food.

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