Thanksgiving Recipes

Turkey Day with a Twist

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a month since Fair season ended. Leaves are falling along with the temperatures, which means it finally feels like fall in Texas. November is coming to a close and winter is just around the corner, but first comes a little celebration called Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving means something different to everyone, but there’s one factor that seems to be standard in every household – the food.

Whether you tend to spend the holiday watching hours of football on the couch or preparing the ideal Black Friday shopping strategy, your day will most likely begin with mass amounts of eating and end in the inevitable post-turkey coma.

Don’t fight it, embrace it – it’s tradition.

Better yet, try something new and add to your traditional feast with a few not-so-typical menu items. Get your gobble on with these award-winning recipes from the State Fair of Texas Cookbook collection.


Pumpkin Bacon Soup

Fresh Cranberry Salad

Thanksgiving Soup with Stuffing Dumplings

Apple-Cheddar-Squash Soup

Side Dishes

Meredith Clarac’s “My Family’s Favorite Stuffing”

Roasted Cranberry Sauce with Herbed Candied Walnuts

Squash Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole


Black-Bottom Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Mama’s Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Fudge

Upside Down Apple Pie

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