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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

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"The classic moist pumpkin bread from Down East is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. This bread improves with age, so plan to make it a day ahead if possible." — by Laurie Bennett 
Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

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"A delicious mashed sweet potato casserole with a crunchy pecan topping. Easy to make-ahead, this recipe bakes in only 30 minutes." — by TINA B 
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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"You can make these ahead several days and store in the fridge. If baking cold, let stand 30 minutes first." — by Carol Evans 
Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

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"I discovered this excellent Thanksgiving gravy recipe years ago! It is gravy that, unlike most, can be made AHEAD of time. The gravy will keep for 3 months when frozen in an airtight container." — by SUE1956 
Apple Pie Filling

Apple Pie Filling

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"When your favorite apple is in season, pick up a bunch and make this luscious pie filling that freezes beautifully. Sliced apples are partially cooked on top of the stove with water, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then they 're ladled into containers and frozen. You 'll have enough for five 9-inch pies." — by Terri 
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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"You can make these ahead several days and store in the fridge. If baking cold, let stand 30 minutes first. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com." — by Carol Evans 
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

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"Use a pre-baked pan of corn bread in this stuffing for turkey, chicken or pork loin chops. You can freeze what you don't use for future meals." — by Barbara 
Cranberry Dip

Cranberry Dip

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"Easy and pretty, this bright cranberry dip can be made ahead of time and just poured over cream cheese to serve." — by ELIZRA 
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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"Mashed potatoes can be made almost completely ahead. Do nearly everything - boil, peel and mash; stir in milk and salt - up to two days ahead. Before serving, reheat. Adding butter at the last minute makes them taste freshly mashed." — by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson 
Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

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"This make-ahead turkey gravy frees up valuable kitchen time for Thanksgiving, plus it will look and taste even better than those frantic, last-minute versions." — by Chef John 
Festive Cracker Spread

Festive Cracker Spread

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"Pimento stuffed green olives, cream cheese, and Cheddar cheese join forces in this festive dip. Your guests are sure to gobble it up!" — by Kelly 
Parmesan Cheese Twists

Parmesan Cheese Twists

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"Twisted Pepperidge Farm(R) Puff Pastry strips laced with Parmesan cheese, parsley and oregano are easy to make for dinner to accompany a steak and Caesar salad. Make ahead and freeze; remove directly from freezer to oven to bake." — by Campbell's Kitchen  Provided by Puff Pastry
Apple Cranberry Relish

Apple Cranberry Relish

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"This tasty and colorful dish combines oranges, cranberries, apples and celery. It needs to be refrigerated overnight, so plan ahead!" — by Karen Dunn 
Rich Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Rich Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

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"You make this richly-flavored turkey gravy ahead, and freeze or refrigerate until the Big Day. Reheat to serve, and mix with the turkey pan drippings if you like. There's no rush or last-minute stress to make perfect gravy." — by benwa 
White Bean Dip with Pine Nuts

White Bean Dip with Pine Nuts

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"An easy Tuscan-style bean dip that's made in the food processor. " — by KellyCo 
Amazing Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

Amazing Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

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"These shrimp-stuffed mushrooms are made ahead of time, chilled, then baked just before serving. " — by Kara Smith 
Sell Your Soul to the Devil Eggs

Sell Your Soul to the Devil Eggs

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"If you like your deviled eggs sweet and tangy, this one is for you. A hint of onion and garlic add savory flavors." — by *eclectRicity* 
Make Ahead Pie Crusts

Make Ahead Pie Crusts

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"This is an easy crust to make ahead and the amounts match the package sizes so there is no need to measure anything! These freeze great. Making pies is easy as all you have to do is thaw the crust and roll." — by SUPERMOMOF4 
Make Ahead Cookie Mix

Make Ahead Cookie Mix

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"This is a make ahead mix that can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks." — by Lynn 
Festive Fresh Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

Festive Fresh Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

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"Blueberries add a new spin to the traditional cranberry relish." — by Karen 
 
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