Ultimate Thanksgiving: Potato, Potahto

Curbly's Ultimate Thanksgiving Potato Recipe Roundup

Potatoes are the bridge-builders, the peacemakers, the United Nations of the thanksgiving table. Some people hate Turkey. Others hate yams. Not everyone likes pie. But everyone likes potatoes. Mash-em, bake-em, roast-em, shake-em … as long as they’re not raw or made from a powdered mix, people will eat your potatoes.

Here’s a collection of interesting, delicious-sounding, or well-reviewed potato recipes to help you tame the Thanksgiving table. We’ll keep it updated with new ones we find over the next few weeks (send suggestions to tips@curbly.com Continue Reading

Ultimate Thanksgiving: The Vegetarian Edition!

created at: 11/09/2010Happy Vegetarian Thanksgiving! That might sound like an oxymoron, considering the holiday’s nickname: Turkey Day. “How,” meat eaters might ask, “can you possibly have a proper Thanksgiving without turkey?” As a practicing vegetarian for 20 years, let me just say we do just fine, thank you!

Side dishes, like stuffing and mashed potatoes and such are easy: you just leave out the meat and use vegetable-based broths to make ‘em. As for the main course…well, that’s a bit more tricky, which is why in this addition to Curbly’s Ultimate Thanksgiving guide, we’re going to concentrate on vegetarian options for main course dishes, including home-made mock-turkey recipes and recipes for that vegetarian standby, Tofurky, as well as vegetarian gravy recipes.  Continue Reading

Ultimate Thanksgiving: Seriously Awesome Centerpiece Ideas

created at: 11/05/2010

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the food, the people, the chill in the air, the song “Over the River and Through the Woods“, and the sentiment. There are few things more wonderful than gathering around a table to share a meal with your favorite people in the world. 

Because the dining room table is a focal point for the holiday, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to dress it up. Below is a collection of inspirations for the celebration.  Continue Reading

Ultimate Thanksgiving: Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

created at: 11/03/2010

Some people refer to it as stuffing, others dressing. Some folks roast it inside the turkey, and many in a dish to get a crisp top (and to avoid any food safety issues). But whatever you call it, and however it makes its way to the table, it has become a quintessential part of the Thanksgiving meal, and it’s totally delicious. Here’s a collection of tantalizing recipes that can match any menu or palate. We’ll keep this post updated with new ones we find over the next month (send suggestions to tips@curbly.com Continue Reading

Ultimate Thanksgiving: Turkey Recipe Round-Up

created at: 10/27/2010

It’s still early, but we wanted to get this one out there early to give serious Thanksgiving aficionados plan-ahead time. What follows is a swift stroll through the thicket of turkey techniques you’ll find on the Web. We’ll keep this post updated with new ones we find over the next month (send suggestions to tips@curbly.com or leave them in the comments).

Oh, and be sure to check out all of our Ultimate Thanksgiving posts. Nothing will help make your menu and decor planning easier. Continue Reading