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People often ask me what I am going to serve for Thanksgiving, turkey or ham.  I always answer, "Turkey of coruse!"  Since Thanksgiving is a mostly American holiday, I attempt to keep my menu as New World as possible, therefore, I serve turkey, which of course is a New World bird.  With it I try to serve as many other

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new world foods aspossible: corn, squash, sweet potatoes etc.  Of course I have to resort to some old world imports, but in general I try to stay as American as possible for this predominantly American holiday.

Harvest Home

Bringing in the "Last Load"

“Why only mostly American,” you may ask.  “Thanksgiving is as American as it gets.”  Well, not quit. Sure, we all know the story of the first Thanksgiving when the colonists held a feast at harvest time to give thanks for having made it through the first year, and how they invited the Indians.  Well, remember, those first colonists were English and throughout the agricultural communities of England,

“Harvest Home,” was one of the biggest celebrations of the year, a celebration where thanks was given for a good harvest.  The colonists were simply continuing their long revered and much looked forward to tradition of celebrating Harvest Home.

I hope the following suggestions will help you with the planning of your Thanksgiving Feast.

Appetizers & Snacks

Let's Talk Turkey

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast

What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

And what's Thanksgiving without pie?

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Bea's Apple Pie

Old Fashion Blackberry Pie

Old Fashion Custard Pie

Quince Pie

Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Winter Squash Pie

Rustic Apple Pie

Applesauce Custard Pie


Horse and Sleigh


pumpkin pie

Over the river and through the wood
To Grandfather's house we go.
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.
Over the river and through the wood --
Oh, how the wind does blow!It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring,Ting-a-ling-ling!
Hurrah forThanksgiving Day!
Over the river and through the wood,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the groundLike a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go
Extremely slow --
It is so hard to wait!
Over the river and through the wood --
Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for fun!Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

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