Whether you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro, we’ve got the cook books to make your holiday feast a memorable one!
Dinners & Sides
The pioneer woman cooks : a year of holidays : 140 step-by-step recipes for simple, scrumptious celebrations by Ree Drummond
This collection of year-round holiday recipes boasts not only a section for Thanksgiving fare, but even includes a whole chapter dedicated to Turkey Day leftovers!
Now & again : go-to recipes, inspired menus + endless ideas for reinventing leftovers by Julia Turshen
This collection of recipes is arranged by season, starting with autumn. It includes ideas for Thanksgiving dishes plus additional ideas for how to utilize leftovers (ex. Squash Grilled Cheese).
Magnolia table : a collection of recipes for gathering by Joanna Gaines
Beyond the adorableness of Joanna Gaines and the scrumptious everyday recipes, there is a plethora of delicious, simple vegetable sides featured in this book. From Creamy Squash Casserole and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pecans to a super creamy Mac & Cheese recipe and Green Bean Amandine, find so many selections perfect for your Thanksgiving table.
Make it ahead : a Barefoot Contessa cookbook by Ina Garten
Don’t have a lot of time the day-of Thanksgiving? Try Ina Garten’s Make It Ahead cookbook with recipes that can all be made ahead of time. Some you can make days in advance, others you can prep early in the day and heat-up right before dinner. Recipes include a Baked Farro and Butternut Squash, Gravy with Onions and Sage, Parmesan Chive Smashed Potatoes and a make-ahead homemade Whipped Cream.
The Red Rooster Cookbook : the story of food and hustle in Harlem by Marcus Samuelsson
The global-influenced dishes in Samuelsson’s cookbook based on his iconic Harlem restaurant are enough to make your mouth water. But he includes a more traditional Thanksgiving recipe collection as well, including dishes like Herb Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Gravy and Squash Salad with Crunch Quinoa and Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette. Bring your leftover game to the next level with his Day After Bahn Mi turkey recipe!
Purely pumpkin : more than 100 wholesome recipes to share, savor, and warm your kitchen by Allison Day
Are you a pumpkin lover? Fill your table with an abundance of this big orange squash-based dishes when you make dishes from this cookbook. Find recipes for soups, salads, snack and main meals that all include pumpkin!
The smitten kitchen cookbook by Deb Perelman
This cookbook….how can we describe it? Perfect? Amazing? A collection of the most delicious recipes you will ever enjoy? Seriously, the Smitten Kitchen is a well-rounded collection of recipes that are easy to make for both novice cooks and seasoned professionals. Perelman writes the recipes in a way that makes them easy to recreate. This collection has delicious recipes to whip up for a yummy breakfast, hearty salads for starters, and enough meat and vegetable based main dishes to add variety to your table. Enjoy a day full of Maple Bacon Biscuits; Roasted Baby Roots with Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette; Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette; and Wild Rice Gratin with Kale, Caramelized Onions and Baby Swiss; followed by Cranberry Crumb Bars with Mulling Spices for dessert!
Bring it! : tried and true recipes for potlucks and casual entertaining by Ali Rosen
Maybe you’re not hosting but still need to bring a dish. Rosen’s Bring It is the perfect collection of dishes that are made to travel. Including appetizers, sides, desserts and even main dishes, find delicious recipes complete with a “How to Bring It” description for how to travel with your delicious dish. Recipes include Goat Cheese Pumpkin Pie, Stuffed Mushrooms, and her Best Artichoke Dip.
The superfun times vegan holiday cookbook : entertaining for absolutely every occasion by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Whether you yourself are looking for new, inspirational vegan meal ideas for your Thanksgiving table or you’re lovingly accommodating guest(s) with a vegan/vegetarian diet, this vegan holiday cookbook has flavorful recipes everyone will enjoy.
Cooking solo : the joy of cooking for yourself by Klancy Miller
Not having a huge gathering? That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious meal. Whip up a feast fit just for you with this cooking-for-one title.
Whether you’re sticking with the classics: pumpkin or apple, or you’d like to make something completely unique, find all you need for making an absolutely perfect pie with these titles:
Pies: sweet and savory by Caroline Bretherton
The perfect pie : your ultimate guide to classic and modern pies, tarts, galettes, and more from America’s Test Kitchen
Baking all year round by Rosanna Pansino
Want a pie alternative? If you want to take your autumn desserts to the next level of cute, then this is your cookbook. From harvest corn-shaped cookies to pumpkin-shaped sweet rolls, these desserts will impress any guests! Or make a really memorable confection-failure. Either way, what fun to bake!
How to cocktail : recipes and techniques for building the best drinks
Take your after-dinner drinks to the next level with these inspirational recipes for craft cocktails.
The cocktail companion : a guide to cocktail history, culture, trivia and favorite drinksby Cheryl Charming
This is truly a one-stop shop for virtually all the information you would ever need to know about cocktails. Wow your guests with the trivia and historic facts featured in this book. It also includes basic information for the tools and techniques you’ll need to make quality crafted mixed-beverages. A go-to title for those beginning to mix their own cocktails.
Missing the local drink scene? Create some of the featured drinks from Pittsburgh’s most-beloved bars and restaurants with this handy handbook (including some locations that have since closed). Presenting recipes from all around the city, including from: Butcher and the Rye, Firehouse Lounge, Meat & Potatoes, and Lava Lounge (RIP). Enjoy accompanying history lessons about Pittsburgh’s cocktail and bar culture, including speakeasies, jazz clubs, hippie haunts, and discos.
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And if none of these works out, you can always take a page from the Snoopy playbook and make an unconventional feast complete with buttered toast.