The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. We are a week out from the big day, which means it’s menu planning time! We have looked to our cable channel, Food Network for some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes.


Ree’s Roasted Holiday Turkey

Even if you aren’t making a 20 lb. turkey like Ree Drummond, this recipe is sure to keep your bird juicy with a crispy skin and citrus notes from the orange in the brine and butter mixture. You can find the brine she used HERE on Food Network’s website.

Ina Garten’s Tuscan Turkey Roulade

Looking to stray from the traditional whole turkey or cooking for a smaller group? This Tuscan Turkey Roulade recipe is not only beautiful but still provides the savory flavors of Thanksgiving such as sage and onion with the salty addition of prosciutto.

REMINDER: If you are making a whole frozen turkey, be sure to leave enough time for thawing! Food Network recommends, “24 hours of fridge thawing for every 5 pounds of frozen turkey (for example: budget 4 full days of thawing in the fridge for a 20-pound turkey).”

Kardea Brown’s Southern Dressing

A little different than the bagged or boxed stuffing mix, even if you end up using store bought cornbread instead of making your own like Kardea, this dressing is sure to impress the whole family. The meat and vegetable mixture mixes cohesively with the crumbled cornbread to provide a more stuffing casserole consistency.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

While this dish doesn’t have the traditional marshmallow topping, it doesn’t skip the sweetness as the notes of brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon coat each potato. Another tip is if you are running low on oven space, these would cook up just as nicely on the grill.

6 Sanity Saving Thanksgiving Tips

Cooking for Thanksgiving can be stressful. It is a lot of food and space on the counters, fridge and oven quickly runs out. Check out these sanity saving tips to help the day go smoothly.

Happy food prepping and watch next week for our blog on Thanksgiving desserts your family and friends will love!

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