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Thanksgiving recipe round-up

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(Read caption) A a sage roasted turkey and gravy dinner in Concord, N.H.

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for its simple but powerful purpose of bringing family and friends together to pause and acknowledge the good that is working in our lives. We wish you the best for a fun and warm holiday full of delicious smells, good eats, and time to rest with loved ones. Remember, though, as you head for second or third helpings, to keep things in perspective: A heart full of gratitude is better than a bursting belly!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Curried sweet potato soup

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Pumpkin curry soup

Baked ricotta and goat cheese with candied tomatoes

Fresh dill pickles

More appetizer ideas

Main course

Bacon-blanketed, herb-roasted turkey

Perfected roasted turkey and pan gravy

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Cider-braised turkey drumsticks and thighs

Vegan stuffing recipe

Sausage, apple, and leek stuffing

Thanksgiving for two

Side dishes

Green bean casserole

Roasted Brussels sprouts with walnuts and figs

Creamy leek gratin with breadcrumbs and bacon

Cranberry ginger compote

Cranberry orange sauce

Cranberry relish (with bourbon)

Cape Cod cranberry orange relish

Spiced cranberry chutney with apricots and and pecans

Sweet potato casserole

Spiced sweet potato purée with pecan streusel

Vegan mashed potatoes

Peas and pearl onions

Thanksgiving fennel salad

Wild rice and fruit salad

New Hampshire pumpkin rolls


Two kinds of pumpkin pie

No pumpkin? Try sweet potato pie

Coconut pumpkin pie

Sweet potato pie (with coconut)

Chocolate pecan pie

Southern pecan pie

Thanksgiving cookies

Old-fashioned apple pie

Key lime pie


Four variations on Thanksgiving leftovers