6 Cookbooks to Help Make Your Thanksgiving Meal the Best Ever


Cookbooks aren’t just for beginner cooks you know? Even the most seasoned cooks need to use a cookbook every now and then. I am always looking for new recipes. With the digital era, some may think that cookbooks are old fashioned. I don’t think so. A good cookbook is a great addition to the kitchen. Besides I like themed cookbooks where you find different recipes for the same theme such as Thanksgiving ideas in the list below. Thanksgiving presents the perfect opportunity to use a cookbook to find new and exciting dishes for your holiday gathering. Here are some of the best cookbooks for Thanksgiving.

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6 Best Cookbooks For Thanksgiving

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond- The Pioneer Woman Cooks:

A Year of Holidays is authored by Ree Drummond, who is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Food Network personality and award-winning blogger. It is a collection of recipes and color photos to help you through each holiday of the year from breakfast to brunch to lunch to dinner. Some of the recipes in the Thanksgiving section of this cookbook include: Giblet Gravy, Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole and Caramel Apple Pie.

Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well by Sam Sifton Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well is written by food writer and restaurant critic, Sam Sifton.

This cookbook will show you how to prepare, pull off and survive Thanksgiving dinner. It is filled with delicious recipes and colorful illustrations for dishes like Three Pepper Sausage Cornbread Dressing, Gingered Cranberry Sauce and Indian Pudding. The cookbook also features table setting instructions, cooking techniques and menu ideas. This book was written for beginner cooks to expert cooks.

Thanksgiving 101 by Rick Rodgers-

Thanksgiving 101 is written by Rick Rodgers, a cookbook author, cooking teacher, food writer and media guest chef. This cookbook is packed with step by step recipes and stunning colorful photos including dishes such as Spicy Cheddar and Pecan Balls, Scalloped Yams with Praline Topping and Chutney and Cranberry-Orange Relish. It also features classic recipes for Thanksgiving dishes along with Thanksgiving recipes with a new twist.

Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook by the Editors of Fine Cooking Magazine-

The editors of Fine Cooking magazine have put together the Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook, featuring 100 tasty recipes. Some of the recipes covered in the cookbook include: Cornbread Stuffing with Bourbon Gravy, Cranberry-Pear Salsa and Ginger Cranberry-Pear Tart. The cookbook features a chapter that is devoted to the different types of turkey like wild, organic and kosher. There are step by step instructions that show beginners how to roll out pie crust and make gravy without lumps.

Best Side Dishes Ever: by Monica Sweeney

These recipes for side dishes perfect for weeknight dinners or holiday meals range from healthful dishes like Wheat Berry and Spinach Salad to comfort-food classics like Vegetable Gratin to fast and easy Balsamic Brussels Sprouts. Perfect for the beginner cook looking for foolproof recipes, or the experienced host looking to switch it up on the holiday buffet.

Best Dips and Apps Ever: by Monica Sweeney

Get a party started in style with these 50 recipes for ultra-easy dips and appetizers that come together in minutes for last-minute entertaining. Your guests will love these light noshes and nibbles, like Pomegranate Goat Cheese Dip, Chicken Empanadas, Lamb Lollipops, Cheesy Puffs, and Spicy Onion Bhajis.

Best Cookbooks for Thanksgiving

This book has a delicious mashed cauliflower recipe that I tried. It will be a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Have you ever made any recipes from these cookbooks for Thanksgiving? Which one is your favorite?

7 thoughts on “6 Cookbooks to Help Make Your Thanksgiving Meal the Best Ever”

  1. Some of my favorite dinner recipes have come from The Pioneer Woman’s blog. I really need to pick up The Pioneer Woman Cooks! Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays. I wait all year for the dishes my grandmother puts together for the holiday.

  2. Thanksgiving is such a lovely Holiday, I can’t imagine not celebrating it. These cookbooks will definitely help a lot, thanks for sharing!

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