Thanksgiving dinner help live from the Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Wondering how to cook your turkey, which stuffing to serve for Thanksgiving if you've got a gluten-free guest or how to handle any other Thanksgiving dinner dilemmas? We've got answers!

Google Hangout on Thanksgiving side dishes - Test Kitchen Talks
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On Wednesday October 9, 2013, our Test Kitchen answered your questions about creating great side dishes, sauces and gravies. Here's the video!

Recipe highlights for Wednesday: 
Rheanne mentioned corn bread, so here's our Roast Turkey with Pecan Corn-Bread Stuffing. Irene voted for mashed potatoes, and we've got Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Chive and Parsley Mashed Potatoes. You can mix it up with this Sweet Potato Mash with Pecan Streusel recipe.

Stuffing came up of course: Try 3 scrumptious stuffing recipes here. Jen talked about this amazing (and easy!) Pomegranate Spinach with Garlic Chips recipe.

Our panel agreed making your own cranberry sauce is worth it (and you can do it in advance!) Try our Spiced Whole Cranberry Sauce if you want to give your own a go. Lumps in the gravy also came up: Here's our Foolproof Gravy method, but watch the video for more tips.

How to make brussels sprouts appealing? Add bacon. Try the Bacony Brussels Sprouts here, Whisky-Glazed Brussels Sprouts or Creamed Brussels Sprouts.

Another great side that focuses on the bounty of the Canadian fall harvest: Roasted Chili Lemongrass Squash.

How do I find more answers, recipes and more?
Check out our features: How to have the best Thanksgiving ever and our Beginner's guide to Thanksgiving dinner.

If you want to learn how to carve a turkey, watch our how-to video here, and carve it in the kitchen so you don't feel stressed.

View Test Kitchen Talks on Thanksgiving menu planning.

View Test Kitchen Talks on turkey dilemmas.

View Test Kitchen Talks on side dishes.

View Test Kitchen Talks on desserts.

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