Traditional Thanksgiving with a Few Twists

Thanksgiving TableThe holidays have arrived and nothing kicks of the culinary side of the festivities like the tradition of the turkey feast. I debated whether a recap of recipes was timely, a few days post holiday. Then I decided, there will probably be a few more turkeys gracing the table at Christmastime, so why not whip up a post.  Even if that’s not your plan, these recipes are worth squirreling away for next year….

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Turkey with Port Wine Gravy

Turkey 2GravyThis classic Thanksgiving turkey recipe amps up the gourmet factor through fresh herbs, cream and port wine. While you can make the gravy when the bird is resting, I prefer to make it a day ahead. By starting with your own homemade turkey stock, you can still get rich turkey flavor without the last minute frenzy just prior to serving the meal!

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Artichoke, Sausage and Parmesan Stuffing

Stuffing close upCutting up fresh bread to make this stuffing is a bit more work, but well worth the effort. I used bread I found at a local bakery, but the sourdough which this recipe calls for, is easy to find it many grocery stores. The Italian flavors and hearty quantity of meat found in this recipe, practically turns this side dish into the main event!

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