Chances are, you're among the millions of Americans scouring cookbooks and sifting through recipe boxes, poring over foodie blogs and cooking magazines, and emailing family and friends for Thanksgiving ideas.
To help you prep for next Thursday's feast, we dug into our archives of fan-favorite recipes (inspired by
Honestly Simple Brined Turkey (Pictured above)
This secret ingredients to this succulent dish? A citrusy, slightly sweet brine featuring Honest Tea Lori's Lemon and Simply Orange. Get the recipe.
This delicious recipe uses
This recipe, submitted by Trish Powers of Lutherville, Maryland, is perfect for any holiday gathering. Get the recipe here.
This mouth-watering recipe was submitted by reader Karla Keenan of Stratford, Iowa. In the mood for pork or beef instead? Substitute ribs for chicken. Get the recipe here.
Southern Caramelized Vidalia Onions With
Kale, Pumpkin Seed and Pomegranate Salad
Kale, a cousin of collards, is increasingly popular for its health benefits. The leafy greens, which can be eaten cooked or raw, are high in iron, vitamins, calcium and low in calories and fat. This dish also includes pumpkin seeds for crunch and nutrient-dense pomegranate seeds for color. Get the recipe here.
Chef Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Gastropub in Atlanta, Ga. crafted this recipe, which pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving turkey. Get the recipe here.
Say that three times as fast as you can! This colorful dish, courtesy of The Opener contributor Amber Wilson, provides a nice alternative to cranberries and nicely compliments the flavor of chicken, turkey or duck. Get the recipe here.
Diet Cherry Coke Lentils
This protein-packed recipe, submitted by Bob Jarecki of Davis, Calif., will make a tasty addition to any Thanksgiving table. Get the recipe here.
Virginia Peanut Pie WIth
A stone's throw from
Cherry Coke adds a unique twist to this American Classic, which provides a fitting, warm-and-gooey finale to a hearty Thanksgiving meal (hint: add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to take this dessert to the next level). Get the recipe here.
Traditions are important, but sometimes it’s fun to color outside the traditional lines. That’s why these Pumpkin Coke Floats with Candied Pumpkin Seeds are the perfect holiday combo. Get the recipe here.
We just may have saved the best for last. This recipe, contributed by Lee Avery Catts to Atlanta Cooknotes and published by The Junior League of Atlanta, has been a top performer since we launched
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