The New York Times' wonderful Dining In section out-did themselves today. It's all about making Thanksgiving easy and making it really special. There was not a recipe there that I wouldn't want to try.
Articles by great cookbook authors Marian Burros and the Minimalist. There's a hour-by-hour game plan (starting today)for a whole classic dinner. Spectacular and easy side dishes to take to a potluck. Best ideas I've seen for twists on the traditional apple/pumpkin dessert theme.
Some of the Recipes:
Roasted cauliflower and anchovy vinagrette
Quinoa with carmelized onions (can't get Quinoa? Other grains: barley, whole buckwheat, short grain brown rice might work)
Greek style green beans
Jalapeno corn bread stuffing (with recipe for the cornbread)
Spiked cranberry relish
Spiced Sweet Potato Pudding
Pumpkin pots de creme - with amaretti ginger crunch topping
Golden apple triangles (uses puff pastry)
Simple roast turkey (a full page article - now that's my idea of simple!- really - that is how I write.LOL)
Celery root soup with spices, maple, and vinegar
A big article on Haitian turkey. Haitian chef's grandma's recipe features those absolutely fabulous jerk/mojo/mojito flavors.
An article on best wines for Thanksgiving - with a tasting survey.