Food Bloggers Test Out Every Recipe You Need for a Festive Holiday Meal

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Thanksgiving Spinach Salad
In the U.S. we're now only days away from the biggest food holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. Naturally, food bloggers have been testing potential Thanksgiving recipes for weeks, and fingers are now flying over keyboards recommending what you might serve with your traditional turkey or tofu for the holiday meal. Here are some great recipes I've discovered, many of which would be perfect for Christmas dinner too. Check the list and see what sounds good, and if I've missed your favorite holiday recipe, be sure to leave a link in the comments.

Holiday Recipe Collections and Thanksgiving Tips
Step-by-Step Thanksgiving Recipes from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Rachael Ray's Thanksgiving Recipes from Everything Rachael Ray
Thanksgiving Vegetables 2007 from A Veggie Venture
Nailing Down the Turkey Dinner from Tummy Treasure
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips from A Gluten-Free Guide
Gluten-Free, No Eggs, No Nuts, No Soy Thanksgiving from This Mama Cooks
Something Old, Something New from Sassy Radish at Accidental Hedonist
Healthful Thanksgiving Recipes (from the Mayo Clinic) from Later On
New York Times Collection of past Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving Tips from Rick Rogers via Cooking with Amy
Blogger's Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Chew on That
Thanksgiving Side Dishes from Seriously Good

Appetizers and Soups
Garlic, Pear, and Parsnip Soup from The Perfect Pantry
Cheesy Pumpkin Appetizers from The Diva Diner
Roasted Pumpkin and Onion Soup from Fun and Food
Festive Filo Tarts from Cherrapeno
Fennel Pear Soup from Talk of Tomatoes
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup from Simply Recipes
Carrot and Ginger Soup from Kalofagas
Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage from The Blog That Ate Manhattan
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from Tasting Spoons
Pumpkin Dip from Weekly Dish

Turkey and Gravy
Make Ahead Gravy from Cookie Madness
Turkey Brining Dos and Don'ts from Slashfood
Brining Options for Your Turkey from Cookthink
Stuffed Turkey Breast from Dani Spies

Vegetarian Holiday Dishes
Seasonal Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup by Vanesscipes
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes from The Cancer Project
Vegan Turkey with Cranberry from Albion Cooks
The Best Vegan Green Bean Casserole from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Risotto and Pumkin Arancini Rice Balls from Nami Nami

Side Dishes and Vegetables
Borretane Onions with Proscuitto and Balsamic from Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once
Pumpkin Gratin from Thyme for Cooking
Spinach Potato Casserole from The Diva Diner
Three Simple Thanksgiving Sides from FamilyStyle Food
Corn Casserole from Dianne's Dishes
Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Bake from Simply Recipes
Yummy Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes from Dianne's Dishes
Cauliflower Gratin from Kathryn the Intern at The Amateur Gourmet
Cornbread Dressing from Dianne's Dishes
Slooow Country Green Beans from A Veggie Venture
Roasted Stuffed Onions from Smitten Kitchen
Toasted Onion Mashed Potatoes from The Diva Diner
Golden Crusted Brussels Sprouts from 101 Cookbooks
Quinoa, Leek, and Cherry Stuffing from Dani Spies
White Asparagus with Ham and Gruyere from Family Food
Sweet Potato Casserole from A Veggie Venture
Herbed Chestnut Dressing or Stuffing from In Mol Araan

Meema's Uncooked Cranberry Relish from Noshtalgia
Spiced Cranberry Applesauce from Vanilla Garlic
Lots of Cranberry Ideas from Simply Recipes
Cranberry and Tangerine Sauce from Coconut and Lime
Cranberry Orange Relish from The Diva Diner

Bread and Rolls
Beer Rolls from Kevin at A Year in Bread
Carrot Herb Rolls from Susan at A Year in Bread
Maple Pumpkin Bread from Dianne's Dishes
Butter Crescent Rolls from Coffee and Cornbread
Fennel Seed Bread from Nami Nami
Rosemary Fan Rolls from Kitchenmage
Olive and Thyme Bread from My Kitchen in Half Cups

There's Always Room for Just a Few More Desserts
Pie Crust with Vodka from Smitten Kitchen
Easy Pumpkin Praline Cake from The Diva Diner
Swirled Cranberry Cheesecake from Culinary in the Country

Previously on Blogher
Easy Holiday Turkey Video from Blogher featuring Dani Spies
Mom's Turkey Stuffing Video from Blogher featuring Simply Recipes
Green Beans with a Twist Video from Blogher featuring Family Food
Rustic Apple Galette Video from Blogher featuring The Petite Pig
Dessert Ideas from Blogher by Kalyn
Canadian Thanksgiving Menu from Definitely Not Martha via Blogher by Alanna
Thanksgiving Ideas for Every Diet from Blogher by Kalyn
Thanksgiving Advice on the Web is Not Just About Recipes from Blogher by Kalyn

Kalyn's Picks for 2007
Blogher Food Editor Kalyn Denny has been testing recipes for weeks for her collection of Low-Glycemic Holiday Recipes. It's hard to choose, but her favorites probably are Garlic Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Onions with Rosemary and Parmesan, and Thanksgiving Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese.


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