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Review by Debbie Mazo 
A day for showing gratitude and sharing, Thanksgiving is the perfect celebration for spending time with family and friends. To help make the most of your holiday this season, visit for recipes, meal ideas, and cooking advice.

If you've ever dreamt of sitting down to a relaxed Thanksgiving dinner, this is the year to make it happen. has all you'll need to plan ahead for the big event. For example, a week before Thanksgiving, start using up leftovers in your refrigerator to make room for the load of groceries and prepared dishes that will soon be lining its shelves. You can also stay ahead of the game by making cranberry sauce a few days in advance. Cranberry sauce tastes better when you allow the flavors to mingle and mellow in the refrigerator.

ThanksgivingRecipe.comFor a quick lesson on preparing your turkey, check out Turkey Roasting 101. When you talk turkey for Thanksgiving, the biggest decision you need to make is fresh vs. frozen. A fresh turkey is more expensive, but you save time and refrigerator space. Buy the turkey the day before you want to roast it, but remember to reserve it with the butcher. A frozen turkey needs to be defrosted. The preferred method is to defrost it in the refrigerator.

For a great collection of holiday recipes with everything from appetizers to regional choices, click on the Thanksgiving Recipes Index. Looking for a vegetable side dish for this year's feast? Then, try choices like the Apple Yam Casserole including sweet potatoes layered with Granny Smith apples and topped with a mixture of brown sugar and raisins. Or, sample a recipe for Deep-Fried Turkey prepared in the Cajun tradition—crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. also offers meatless alternatives like Tofu Turkey served with vegetarian gravy.

To make your holiday complete, lets you print special Thanksgiving holiday tags for attaching to any gifts you'd like to share with guests. Or, send e-cards in the form of recipes to friends and family. You can also join the Thanksgiving Recipe Countdown, and watch for new recipes as a feast is prepared. For a holiday dinner that won't ruffle your feathers, count on


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].

Copyright © 2001, Debbie Mazo. All rights reserved.


    November 2001



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