Turkey, Sweet Potatoes and Pie Recipes Anyone?

turkey.jpgI think the folks at All Recipes must have been listening to my conversations with friends over the last few days. You see, this year, yours truly will be cooking the entire Thanksgiving feast all by her lonesome. Why do you ask? Simple, my mom and dad decided to head south earlier in the season and so beginning next week, I’m going to be chained to my kitchen and frankly, that scares me.
And just today, I started asking people about the best websites to visit for some great turkey recipes and then BAM! Like a telepathic message from Emeril Lagasse, I get this fortuitous message waiting in my inbox from All Recipes
“According to the National Turkey Federation, approximately 690 million pounds of turkey will be eaten November 27. What’s this year’s preferred method for cooking the holiday bird? As tracked by Allrecipes.com, the world’s #1 food site, it appears it’s back to basics.
Based on the activity of the eight million home cooks who have already visited the site this November, searches for roast turkey recipes are up 135 percent as compared to last year. Brined and fried turkey is piquing the curiosity of a few, but overall searches to these recipes are down three percent. No matter how you cook it, below is a list of America’s top five most popular turkey recipes this year.”

Allrecipes.com’s 2008 Top Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

CLASSIC
Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way
WITH A TWIST
Maple Roast Turkey
BRINED
Perfect Turkey
DEEP-FRIED
Deep-Fried Turkey
GRILLED
The Greatest Grilled Turkey
BAGGED
Turkey in a Bag
ETHNIC-INFLUENCED
Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey
OTHER
Garbage Can Turkey

So now that I got the turkey recipes down pat, what do I do about my mom’s classic sweet potato pie with marshmallows? Do you think that could make it through fed-ex…have no fear, here are some of All Recipes favorite picks for those fabulous Thanksgiving Day side dishes.

Most Popular 2008 Thanksgiving Pie and Dessert Recipes

TOP SWEET POTATO
Sweet Potato Pie I
TOP PECAN
Pecan Pie V
TOP PUMPKIN
Brown Family’s Favorite Pumpkin Pie
TOP APPLE
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
TOP THANKSGIVING CHEESECAKE
Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
PIE WITH A TWIST
Cindy’s Pumpkin Pie
FOR THE ADVENTUROUS
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
FOR THE MINIMALIST
Mrs. Sigg’s Fresh Pumpkin Pie
TOP PIECRUST
Pie Crust IV
PIE CRUST VIDEO
Making a Pie Crust, Step by Step
NOT QUITE A PIE
Crustless Cranberry Pie