Stress-free Thanksgiving Dinner recipes

A collection of tried and tested — all-time favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

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How To Throw the Perfect Stress-free Thanksgiving Dinner

I love everything about Thanksgiving.  It reminds me to be thankful for all the many blessings in my life and to look for the blessings in the less than perfect situations.

This is the one time of year I (almost) miss the cold autumn days of “up-north”.  It’s just not the same going on a hayride or picking the perfect pumpkin wearing shorts and a tank top, with the high temperature hitting 85 degrees.  But the still warm temperatures mean we can Grill a Turkey, relax by the pool, watch football outside and take boat rides throughout the day to visit friends and neighbors.

For us, we start with brunch around 11, and Thanksgiving Dinner is usually served around 3:00 in the afternoon (that way we can eat all day and night long).  The stress-free key to having fresh, good food available all day long is a little pre-planning.


Stress-free Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes


Pick one or two items from each category to create the perfect Thanksgiving menu for your crew.

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Festive enough for special occasions – simple enough for every day.  The citrus brine makes this especially juicy and cooking on the grill frees up oven space and the Turkey cooks faster.

So easy to make and so good.  Serve with tortilla chips or crusty bread.  Fold in crab meat for an extra special treat.

This blue cheese potato chip recipe makes a great side dish for barbecues. I love these. I had a version of these when I visited my sister in The Woodland’s Texas. There’s a restaurant that served a version of these as an appetizer. I had to try and come up with a version to make at home.

S’Mores are a favorite finish to any backyard barbecue or campfire. Take your S’mores game to the next level with 20 amazing S’mores recipes. Set up a S’mores station and print a menu for thought starters and let your guests make their own creations.

Summer is corn season. Corn at its peak is so sweet and delicious that it really doesn’t need any topping but these 10 amazing toppings are perfect for creating a “do it yourself” corn on the cob topping station.

Nothing says brunch like a mimosa.  This replaces OJ with grapefruit.  The perfect balance of bubbly and not too sweet.  Yum!



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  1. Harry
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    What a great post! So many delicious recipes. I am definitely going to try the grilled turkey recipie!


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