Welcome to our everything-Thanksgiving page! Enjoy classic Thanksgiving recipes, cooking and entertaining tips, and holiday crafts from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition and history, from the cranberry sauce to the turkey to pumpkin pie.
We’ve included some of the editors’ favorite recipes, such as Bag-Roasted Turkey and Indian Pudding.
And be sure to check our Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes which can be prepared ahead of the big day!
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving Day!
The three turkey recipes were winners in The 1989 Old Farmer’s Almanac Turkey Recipe Contest.
Quinoa Stirfry (Vegetarian option)
Curried Butternut Squash (Vegetarian)
Perfect Apple Pie—reader favorite!
Browse the Almanac archives for more Thanksgiving recipes.
Want the easiest, most efficient way to carve the big bird? See our How to Carve a Turkey video.
Need a refresher on how to roast the turkey? Check our How to Roast a Turkey chart.
Don’t pull out the turkey too early! Know How to Use a Meat Thermometer.
Yes, YOU can make your own pie crust! It’s fairly easy once you get the hang of it and there’s nothing like that homemade taste. Learn How to Make Pie Crust!
Credit: Margo Letourneau
How to Make a Glove Turkey (Thanksgiving Table Decoration)
Just for Fun
- If the geese on St. Martin’s Day (November 11) stand on ice, they will walk in mud at Christmas.
- If the first snow sticks to the trees, it foretells a bountiful harvest.
- If sheep feed facing downhill, watch for a snowstorm.
- If on All Saints Day the beech acorn is dry we will stick behind the stove in winter, but if it is wet and not light the winter will not be dry, but wet.
- Thunder in November indicates a fertile year to come.
- If there be ice in November that will bear a duck, there will be nothing thereafter but sleet and muck.
- As November 21st, so the winter.
- When the winter is early, it will not be late.