The Thanksgiving Handbook


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The Thanksgiving Handbook

All the recipes and tricks we're thankful for in one easy guide.

Thanksgiving Guide

To Cook or Not to Cook?

If you love to cook, we've gathered all of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes in this helpful guide. If not, let us do the cooking! Check out our variety of pre-made holiday meals that serve 2, 4, 6 or more.

Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
Set out a conversation-starter tray of salami, proscuitto, olives, endives, carrots, roasted red peppers, and cubed and sliced cheeses arranged to resemble a turkey. Keep it fresh and ready for the party by assembling it the morning of; cover and refrigerate until guests arrive.
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How to Carve a Turkey
How to Stuff a Turkey

Bourbon-Glazed Roasted Turkey

A simple trick for a juicier turkey is to inject the meat with a mixture of bourbon and orange juice concentrate. 

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Main Ingredients
  • butter
  • bourbon
  • orange juice
  • brown sugar

To use a baguette for stuffing, cut and cube the bread. Then leave it on the countertop, lightly covered, overnight to dry.

An easy way to add a ton of extra flavor to stuffing is to use bagels. Onion bagels, everything bagels, seeded bagels—they all work.

Regular bread pales in comparison to seasoned focaccia. Don't be shy about using different flavors of focaccia in your stuffing, like Asiago or Veggie.

For a sweet and southern twist on stuffing, definitely reach for the cornbread.

Using cubes of day-old sourdough bread adds just the right amount of tang to holiday stuffing.

No Oven Required

8 holiday dishes that don't take up oven space.

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Keeping Things Light

Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
Looking for a faster way to make your pie dough? Combine all ingredients, except water, into a food processor. Pulse until butter resembles small peas. Slowly add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough reaches desired consistency.
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Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
Use different stencils and confectioners' sugar to make seasonal designs on your pumpkin pies.
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Gettin' Crazy with Cranberries

10 things to make with cranberries that aren't sauce.

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After-Dinner Mug Shots

  • Peppermint Hot Toddy

  • Red Velvet Mug Cake

  • Gingerbread Latte

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