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Thanksgiving Recipes, Menu Planning Tips and More

Thanksgiving Day can be daunting for even the most experienced cook. PBS Food is ready to help you pick out your Thanksgiving recipes, plan ahead to stay on track, and remember what Thanksgiving is really about – being grateful and spending time with family.

Thanksgiving Recipes

Whether you are looking for a traditional Thanksgiving dish or something unique to surprise your guests, we’ve got you covered. Continue

Thanksgiving Planning

Whether you are a first-time host or a seasoned veteran, we’ve got tips and resources to pull off the perfect Thanksgiving holiday. Continue

Thanksgiving Videos

From Jacques and Julia to Martha to your local favorites, watch these Thankgiving-related videos and demonstrations. Continue

Take The Thanksgiving Menu Quiz!

Do you look forward to stuffing and cranberry sauce? Or do you feel like traditional Thanksgiving food just isn’t you? We have a few menu suggestions to make sure you prepare Thanksgiving to your liking. Continue
Thanksgiving Family Traditions

Thanksgiving Family Traditions

Public Television host Christy Rost shares her own special Thanksgiving family traditions and recipes. What are your traditions? Continue
Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities

Holiday Crafts & Activities

Looking for ways to involve and entertain your little ones this holiday? PBS Parents has plenty of fun ideas. Continue


More Thanksgiving Features

Colonial Thanksgiving Recipes

Cook Colonial Thanksgiving Recipes from American History

There is no better way to get in touch with our founding fathers than to eat the recipes they enjoyed from Chef Walter Staib. Continue

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

After the holiday, cooking is likely the last thing you want to do. Preparing Thanksgiving leftovers can be easy too. Continue

Turkey Meatballs

Five Recipes for an Around The World Thanksgiving

You don’t have to have whole turkey on the table to qualify as a Thanksgiving dinner! Try these variations on turkey instead. Continue

Thanksgiving Foods We Are Thankful For

2011 Foods We Are Thankful For

Find out which ingredients made our list of wonderful foods and dishes in that we were thankful for in 2011. Continue

Thankful Tree Craft

Create a Thankful Tree

This craft project is a great way to encourage children to get into the grateful spirit of the holiday while creating decorations for your house. Continue

NOVA Science of Thanksgiving Flavors

Science of Thanksgiving Flavors

A recent study on flavor compounds helps us see why our favorite Thanksgiving foods go so well together. Continue

George Washington Thanksgiving Proclamation

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Read the official proclamation from George Washington for the creation of the Thanksgiving holiday in 1789. Continue