10. Oolong-braised turkey from Culinary Tea
Changing up your standby turkey recipe is risky business on Thanksgiving, as you could have a mutiny on your hands. But this recipe for a boneless breast laced with Oolong tea, ginger and cranberries actually sounds intriguing. In a good way. Make two turkeys and tell your dinner guests to get over it.9. Granola-Cranberry Tart from Fresh From The Market
This recipe from Laurent Tourondel comes with a side of homemade mandarin ice cream. But who has time for elaborate dessert accoutrement on Thanksgiving (unless you happen to have a battalion of sous chefs)? Five-minute whipped cream works fine. Just fine.
8. Whole Wheat-Cornmeal Gingerbread from Cooking With Whole Grains
Let's not forget breakfast on Thanksgiving. You know, it's good for you. Plus, this is an historic recipe, so you can call it a culinary tribute to Thanksgivings past. Or something like that.
7. Ginger Smash Cocktail from Speakeasy
That gingerbread breakfast should be followed shortly thereafter by a cocktail to get the T-day party started. The "fall season" version of the spicy ginger cocktail made with gin, apple liqueur, and muddled pear should get you all revved up before the in-laws arrive.
6. Upside Down Cranberry Cake from The Perfect Finish