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Portions of this site were updated on 27 November 2015.

Anyone who likes to cook will tell you that part of the fun of cooking is sharing good recipes. At Teri's Kitchen, you will find hundreds of tried-and-true recipes from my family and personal collections, plus several hundred shared recipes from contributors. In addition, there are menus for every day and special occasions, cooking tips, links and much more. I will post additions and revisions to the site on this page as they occur throughout the month. To browse the kitchen, visit the Site Index or, for specific recipes or information, use the search boxes throughout the site. I hope you will enjoy what I have to offer.

Featured in November

Pennsylvania Dutch Thanksgiving Feast
Create Your Own Thanksgiving Menu
Recipes for Turkey Stock and Leftover Turkey
Guide to Planning, Preparation and Other Useful Tips

Thanksgiving Menus and Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of the best excuses we have to get into the kitchen and prepare a special holiday meal for family and friends. The menu I posted is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch Feast, just like the holiday dinners my mother and grandmothers prepared. It starts with a selection of 'sweets and sours' served at most family gatherings, and features turkey, typical Pennsylvania Dutch side dishes, such as potato and bread filling, the popular and delicious PA Dutch version of stuffing or dressing. Two of my family's favorite holiday pies, pumpkin and mincemeat, complete the meal. I hope you enjoy.

Traditional Pennsylvania Dutch Thanksgiving Feast

Create Your Own Thanksgiving Menu

It is convenient to find a menu that provides recipes that you can make for a special occasion, such as my Pennsylvania Dutch Thanksgiving Feast posted above. However, you might want to make some changes to the meal. Or maybe you want to try one new recipe to serve with your traditional dinner. Perhaps you prefer to design a completely different menu that suits your tastes and those of your family. With that in mind, I included a section on the Thanksgiving page called Create Your Own Menu, providing numerous recipes from which you can choose turkey, starter, salad, side, bread and dessert dishes that use ingredients commonly associated with fall and Thanksgiving celebrations. Each section, as well as all of the recipes include links to even more choices, so the possibilities are practically endless.

Turkey Recipes

Starters and Salad Recipes

Side Dish Recipes

Breads and Dessert Recipes

Links to all of the recipes listed above can be found
on the Thanksgiving page.
I hope you enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Additional Thanksgiving Features

Turkey Stock for Gravy

Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Guide and Tips for Roasting Turkey

Guide to Planning and Preparation


New recipes are always welcomed. For information and to browse all the shared recipes, visit the Shared Family Recipes page.

No matter where I take my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best.
Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Pennsylvania Dutch Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Menu Photo

Baked Oysters with Breadcrumbs and Garlic

Baked Oysters Recipe Photo

Leftover Turkey and Greens Soup

Turkey Soup Recipe Photo