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After much thought and consideration, I've decided to bake my most-beloved gluten-free coffeecake, it always gets rave reviews and no one knows it's gluten-free, and pair it with some Starbuck's salted caramel hot chocolate for me and latte for hubs (no one else will make it over before noon). Probably put out some almonds and sliced up fruit and cheese slices to go with. That's for breakfast.

Next, if they are open, we will all go to our favorite Indian restarant that serves the really thin bread with incredible green and red sauce for an appetizer (they make theirs with lentil flour and no wheat or other flour added) and probably a lamb kabob dish with rice/veggies for main course.

Just did not want to cook this year, much. Of course this all depends upon whether said restaurant will be open. Turkey is problematic for me because some companies insist upon adding msg to the liquid they infuse them with to make them "juicier." It's always a research project to find a brand that doesn't.

What is everyone else cooking or doing this year?

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I am the only one who loves the big turkey dinner with all the fixins . . . Nothing like putting all that work into a meal and nobody appreciating it (daughter putting ketchup on the turkey so she can choke it down <_< ).

This year I'm making spaghetti and meatballs. The pumpkin pie is still on . . . that was the only item that made the cut.

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I am such a traditionalist. I will make fruit salad, roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, oyster dressing (only thing I can't eat) sweet potato casserole, spinach casserole, relish tray (olives, pickles, cranberry sauce) Chebe rolls, pecan pie and caramel cake.

In addition to my husband and me, my daughter, son, and 4 grandcildren will be here, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

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Any of the above willing to share some yummy gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes? I love to try a coffee cake and a spinach casserole. I'm looking for a cornbread recipe too. I want to have a gluten free thanksgiving/birthday dinner this weekend at home with my husband and 3 daughters (daughter age 2 is gluten intolerant). Trying to get the whole family to realize that a gluten free diet is yummy and a healthier way to eat. Thanks!

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Here is the spinach casserole:

2 pkg frozen chopped spinach

1 med onion, chopped

1 stick butter

1 pkg Pacific gluten-free mushroom soup

1/4-1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 can artichoke hearts

salt & pepper to taste

gluten-free bread crumbs

Cook and drain spinach. Saute onion in butter. Pemove from heat and add spinach, soup, cheese, S&p. Arrange artichoke hearts in bottom of casserole. Cover with spinach mixture and cover with bread crumbs. Dot with butter and bake at 300 degrees until bubbly.

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I plan on making turkey, yams, green beens ( if i can make gluten-free green bean cassorle but got to find a recipe for that), try to make a good stuffing thats gluten- free. Also trying to find some good pie love pumpkin pie and maybe gluten-free dinner rolls. This will be the first thanksgiving gluten-free for me and my daughter.

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You are all making me hungry!!!! In addition to gluten, I can't have a trace of dairy or soy but luckily, Thanksgiving fare is so easy to keep free of all of those.

1. Turkey and homemade glace from stock and drippings

2. Fresh sweet potatoes with bourbon pecan glaze

3. Fresh cranberry sauce made with apples and honey

4. Special Jambalaya traditional in my southern family

5. Steamed assorted vegetables tossed with olive oil and minced garlic, mixed with mushrooms sauteed in vermouth

Not kidding, my stomach is growling right now.

6. Copious amounts of wine

7. Dessert will be black bean brownies, topped with So Delicious coconut vanilla bean ice cream and Bakery on Main granola

My husband is a diligent allergan free cook, (he's not intolerant to anything that I am but mostly eats what I eat by choice) and he'll be helping to prepare all of this. Twelve people will eat this menu and no one will miss a thing!

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We do a traditional Thanksgiving, all gluten-free.

relish and cheese trays

salad

turkey

mashed potatoes with gravy

stuffing

cornbread casserole

green bean casserole

cranberries

oatmeal maple bread

pumpkin pie - for those of you egg or dairy intolerant, I just made an fabulous gluten-free, DF, EF pie filling

going to try a new apple pie recipe the year

pumpkin bars/cake

LOVE Thanksgiving dinner!

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I don't have any family. Period. So for the past few years I have gone with a large group of friends to the American Legion. They put on a huge Thanksgiving dinner. Everything is homemade. Tender juicy turkey, three different types of stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, two different sweet potato dishes, several different veggies, cranberry jelly, cranberry relish, homemade breads of several types, and every kind of pie and cake you can think of. All they ask is a donation.

I will be taking my bowl of meat, cauliflower and cheese, and I will enjoy Thanksgiving with my friends. And when we're done, I'm going to get a take-out for my friend Kelly who is homebound with cancer. It's going to be a great day, and I will be giving thanks for my friends, and for the fact that if I stick to my diet I feel really good. And of course I will begiving thanks that Kelly is still with us.

Oh yeah, I will be giving thanks that I finally get a day off!!

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I don't have any family. Period. So for the past few years I have gone with a large group of friends to the American Legion. They put on a huge Thanksgiving dinner. Everything is homemade. Tender juicy turkey, three different types of stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, two different sweet potato dishes, several different veggies, cranberry jelly, cranberry relish, homemade breads of several types, and every kind of pie and cake you can think of. All they ask is a donation.

I will be taking my bowl of meat, cauliflower and cheese, and I will enjoy Thanksgiving with my friends. And when we're done, I'm going to get a take-out for my friend Kelly who is homebound with cancer. It's going to be a great day, and I will be giving thanks for my friends, and for the fact that if I stick to my diet I feel really good. And of course I will begiving thanks that Kelly is still with us.

Oh yeah, I will be giving thanks that I finally get a day off!!

Thanks for reminding us what it's all about :)

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I second that!

We'll probably have salad, stuff a Capon with rice and sausage stuffing, do mashed potatoes and gravy, a green been casserole (I'll fry my own onions and made cream of mushroom soup a few weeks ago).

Then again, since I don't have children and my family are going to be out of town, I may tell DP we're having hotdogs and he has to grill them while he's watching football. I'm leaning toward the latter. Maybe I'll make coleslaw. Yep, I'm thinking slaw dogs. To be determined.

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Hmmmm.....

Ham/cream cheese wrapped asparagus.

Relish tray...

Turducken roulade stuffed with cornbread dressing.

Carrot souffle.

Some sort of green beans....perhaps wrapped in bacon and baked???

Gravy (from chicken drippings since that roulade won't give up juice).

Homemade, liquored up cranberry sauce.

Perhaps Chebe rolls/bread sticks....

Chocolate cheesecake.

Perhaps apple pie...

Have to figure out my cornbread. So far am not loving my conversion efforts.

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Any of the above willing to share some yummy gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes? I love to try a coffee cake and a spinach casserole. I'm looking for a cornbread recipe too. I want to have a gluten free thanksgiving/birthday dinner this weekend at home with my husband and 3 daughters (daughter age 2 is gluten intolerant). Trying to get the whole family to realize that a gluten free diet is yummy and a healthier way to eat. Thanks!

Copied the spinach casserole recipe. Looks good, mbrooks! Thanks!

Coffee Cake (Gluten-Free)

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OMG - I just found this chocotae pie with a meringue shell! Can't wait to try it :D

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-angel-pie/detail.aspx

HOLY COW!! I can EAT that!! I can even make meat pies using a merangue shell I NEVER would have thought of that. Oh, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!

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HOLY COW!! I can EAT that!! I can even make meat pies using a merangue shell I NEVER would have thought of that. Oh, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!

You are very welcome Bartfull! I was happy to stumble across that recipe too!! I think I am also going to make some pumpkin fudge... A friend made this and said it was unbelivable!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-fudge/detail.aspx

I was going to try to make cornbread stuffing using the Bob's Red Mill mix (I always previously used stove top). Does anyone have any suggestions about how far in advance to prepare it and let it "air out" to become stale?

Also, what type of thickener is best for gravy? I have cornstarch and tapioca flour on hand, is one better than the other? Thanks so much!!

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samie, for your green bean casserole, just use the old standby with Pacific gluten-free cream of mushroom soup. For the onion topping try flash frying match stick leeks. They get really crispy and have a mild onion flavor,

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You are very welcome Bartfull! I was happy to stumble across that recipe too!! I think I am also going to make some pumpkin fudge... A friend made this and said it was unbelivable!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-fudge/detail.aspx

I was going to try to make cornbread stuffing using the Bob's Red Mill mix (I always previously used stove top). Does anyone have any suggestions about how far in advance to prepare it and let it "air out" to become stale?

Also, what type of thickener is best for gravy? I have cornstarch and tapioca flour on hand, is one better than the other? Thanks so much!!

I let mine sit out 1 day. I also make it ahead and freeze it...but am wondering if that's good or bad for gluten-free cornbread. I'm on the cornbread treadmill...more experimenting to come.

Cornstarch is an excellent thickener. DOnt know about tapioca.

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I second that!

We'll probably have salad, stuff a Capon with rice and sausage stuffing, do mashed potatoes and gravy, a green been casserole (I'll fry my own onions and made cream of mushroom soup a few weeks ago).

Then again, since I don't have children and my family are going to be out of town, I may tell DP we're having hotdogs and he has to grill them while he's watching football. I'm leaning toward the latter. Maybe I'll make coleslaw. Yep, I'm thinking slaw dogs. To be determined.

SLAW DOGS!!!!! Love it. Love it.

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Found out yesterday, our favorite Indian restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving day. Yeh!!!!!!

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One of my friends is a self diagnosed gluten intolerant, and we went gluten free within the same week of each other. I invited her over for dinner, and we're having our first gluten-free Thanksgiving :)

Pretty simple menu, but I'm excited:

Steamed vegetables

Mashed potatos

Turkey breast

Gluten free sage stuffing

I'm still debating on the dessert. It's either going to be home made chocolate mousse or apple crisp (side note: I tried gluten-free oatmeal for the first time this week and no reaction! I missed oatmeal :) )

It's going to be a nice night B)

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I know that everybody likes turkey in the USA for Thanksgiving, but I don't. I have been making every year a whole chicken stuffed with egg stuffing (very, very good), cabbage sauce with caramel and steamed white bread instead of potatoes. I'm from Slovakia and this meal is as second course at every wedding reception in my country. This recipe is cross between Germen (they eat pork instead chicken, or turkey), Czech and Slovak traditions.

The egg stuffing for turkey:

1 small onion, chopped

1 turkey, or 2 chicken livers, chopped (only flash, not fat)

Or 3 Tbsp. of dry

6 extra large eggs

1 Tbsp. of salt

1 teaspoon of black pepper (optional)

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/3 cup of any multipurpose flour

1 cup of breadcrumbs (they must be from a real baked bread, not store bought- bake some bread, let it dry out for 2 -3 days and shred it , or crush it in your food processor, blender)

1 cup water and more

Cut recipe in half for chicken.

Chop everything what need to be chopped. Mix all ingredients together and add 1 cup water. Let it sit for 5 minutes. The breadcrumbs will absorb the liquid. You need to add more water into the stuffing. How much? I don't know. The mixture should be thick like freshly made pudding.

There are two ways how to stuff this into the turkey. One- to use toothpicks to close skin on turkey's neck. Pure the mixture into the cavity and close it again with toothpicks.

Another way is to sew it with a big needle and tick tread. Have your turkey upside down when working. Somebody can hold it for you, or put it into a taller pot for stability.

Bake your turkey up to 1 hour longer then usual.

If somebody wants recipe for cabbage sauce, or steamed bread, I will be happy to write it down for you.

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I love the idea of quick fried leeks for onion topping, thank you.

My immediate family is 32, Mom, hubby,sons,siblings,spouses,nieces and nephews. I will bring Roasted Butternut Squash w/ apple cider and shallots dressing w/ dried cranberries and walnuts. String Beans w/ shallots, I love roasting my Winter veggies so will bring Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Parsnip, Baby Red Potatoes all roasted. I am making my own gluten-free stuffing w/ sausage and left over gluten-free bread. Making my first gluten-free Graham Cracker crust Cheesecake.

Thinking ahead to Christmas, does anyone have a favorite bread stick or roll recipe they are willing to share?

Happy Thanksgiving all. Enjoy your meal.

Cathey

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BBQ Turkey, with gluten-free Dressing

Garlic Mashed Potatoes (with Raw/Fresh Cream)

Cranberry Sauce

Green Beans with Bacon and Sauteed Onions

Pumpkin Pie with homemade french vanilla ice cream (made from Raw/Fresh Cream)

Misc other stuff. :)

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I love the idea of quick fried leeks for onion topping, thank you.

My immediate family is 32, Mom, hubby,sons,siblings,spouses,nieces and nephews. I will bring Roasted Butternut Squash w/ apple cider and shallots dressing w/ dried cranberries and walnuts. String Beans w/ shallots, I love roasting my Winter veggies so will bring Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Parsnip, Baby Red Potatoes all roasted. I am making my own gluten-free stuffing w/ sausage and left over gluten-free bread. Making my first gluten-free Graham Cracker crust Cheesecake.

Thinking ahead to Christmas, does anyone have a favorite bread stick or roll recipe they are willing to share?

Happy Thanksgiving all. Enjoy your meal.

Thank you so much for sharing your stuffing recipe, Cathay. Mine was always dry.

We decided to to do a nice homemade brunch. Then I'm going to order

Chicken Lily and garlic mashed potatos from Bone Fish Grill when they open. (That's on their gluten-free menu.) DP can watch all the sports he wants and I don't have to go crazy cleaning and cooking. I used to make Thanksgiving Dinner for 15-20 people in my little galley kitchen, that isn't going to happen this year! I'm set to relax on the holiday (have to work the next day though.)

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