These first Thanksgiving dinner recipes are a collection of our traditional holiday go-tos that are easy to make, with step-by-step instructions, that turn out a foolproof dinner, whether you’re making your first turkey dinner or your fiftieth. Cosmopolitan If ever a drink symbolized an era, the bright pink, citric Cosmopolitan SCREAMS the 1990s on into the present. Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme Words sort of elude us when we attempt to describe just how stunning and scrumptious we consider this dish. Just...wow. Simple Roast Turkey The operative word in this turkey recipe is simple. Although that word doesn't convey how crisp-skinned, monstrously moist, sigh-inducingly tender, and really quite quick this turkey also is. Basic Pan Gravy Great pan gravy doesn't just happen by chance. Here's how it does happen. And with no fuss. No mess. No lumps. Just easy, foolproof, soul-satisfying gravy. Easy Mashed Potatoes Yeah, yeah, we know. You don't need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds with butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us. Pan-Fried Green Beans Simple yet spectacular green beans thanks to the perfect technique from Alain Ducasse. Herbed Bread and Celery Stuffing A classic. Bread stuffing filled with celery, onion, thyme, basil, and parsley that's synonymous with Thanksgiving (though honestly, it's equally welcome any time with roast chicken). Raw Cranberry Relish This sassy and simple sauce draws on just cranberries, orange, sugar, booze, and a blender. And no, it's not a cocktail. Maple Pumpkin Pie This is just about as traditional as tradition gets. Save for the slight plot twist of maple syrup. Intrigued? You should be.
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