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Thanksgiving Meal Ideas and a $250 Philips #AirfryerGiveaway

Thanksgiving Meal Ideas and a $250 Philips #AirfryerGiveaway

When it comes to a traditional Thanksgiving feast, most families sink their teeth into turkey. But in a country as culturally diverse as ours, it’s not surprising that every family has a different spin on the holiday, serving up a number of delicious dishes. From lasagna to a piping hot bowl of black bean soup, many of us turn to tried and true family recipes when whipping up a Thanksgiving feast.

Mashable reports about some of their staff's favorite family dishes and how our vibrant mix of cultures eat different foods for Thanksgiving that go way beyond your everyday turkey and stuffing. Read on and find out how to enter to win a $250 Philips Airfryer this Thanksgiving!

One Eastern European favorite replaces the standard bowl of Thanksgiving mashed potatoes with a tasty recipe for crispy fried latkes. These can be served with some apple sauce to add a little sweet to the savory.

If you want to bring an Asian flare to your macaroni and cheese casserole, adding some Korean kimchi to the dish will give it some bite. And when the leftover turkey is taking up too much space in the fridge, chop it up and throw it into turkey fried rice for a delicious post-Thanksgiving day dish.

Stuffing is always a great dish to alter since you can throw so many different spices and ingredients in that go awesome with a turkey. A Middle Eastern style stuffing recipe called Persian basmati rice stuffing is made with pomegranate paste, goat cheese and turkey stock. The savory sweet mix can also be made vegetarian if you substitute vegetable broth for turkey stock.

And can there really be an Italian Thanksgiving without something saucy and cheesy? A vegetarian manicotti can substitute a lot of side dishes that go great with your turkey. A well-stocked antipasto platter is sure to satisfy any guest’s pre-dinner snack needs.

Pies are delicious, pies are great! But so are cookies. A traditional Argentian cookie known as alfajores. Soft and buttery goodness, the cookies are filled with dulce-de-leche that is sure to melt in your mouth.

A mix of this, a mix of that is really what Thanksgiving is all about. Add in a good time with friends and family and every feast is complete!

Enter to win a Philips Airfryer with Rapid Air Technology, valued at $249.99! The Philips Airfryer uses hot air in rapid circulation to fry all kinds of foods. It has a timer with automatic shut-off, a pull-out basket and cleans up in the dishwasher.

To enter for a chance to win, please share your family favorite Thanksgiving dishes that will make it to the table this year in the comments below. 

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*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive a Philips Airfryer. Giveaway is open now through 12/1 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Winner will be chosen at random by 12/4 and will be notified by email.

Congrats to winner elladams!


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  • lorialcorn2006 By lorialcorn2006

    I would love to win this because I always wanted one and it would make for a fantastic video review for my blog and youtube

  • MeandMyPinkMixer By MeandMyPinkMixer

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my mom's stuffing and also the pies - love all the pie!

  • aneube By aneube

    We always have homemade cranberry sauce, green beans with toasted almonds, stuffing from scratch, roasted butternut squash and yukon gold mashed potatoes. Add a brined turkey, pumpkin and cherry pies, and we are all set!!!

  • ajastro By ajastro

    i'd love to try making our family's favorite fried wontons in the Airfryer. Yum.

  • kzkboutique By kzkboutique

    Honey glaze ham and greens

  • Puniss By Puniss

    I would love to win this. I would definitely make the potato latkes, I love a crispy fried potato with every meal. For Thanksgiving we keep it traditional though, turkey, homemade gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, squash, and pumpkin pie.

  • Stejenni By Stejenni

    My family's tradition for as long as I can remember is my great grandmas homemade chicken and dumplings!!


    We always have some traditional dishes with some international dishes, alongside turkey and stuffing we will have lasagna and pierogies

  • elisse By elisse

    Love my chef husband's latkes- crunchy potato pancakes he makes with shredded sweet potatoes! With a sprinkle of Kosher salt they are SO good! Love them on Thanksgiving, but can't wait for Hanukkah! Hibs is the Latke King of Landgraff, WV!

  • hamptonette By hamptonette

    Every dish has a Russell Stover chocolate turkey next to it. We begin going around the table hearing what each person is thankful for and although the stuffed turkey is the crowning glory, the vegetables are neverending. Candied yams as well as fresh yams have joined the mashed potatoes for years. Creamed spinach; asparagus; broccoli florets with cheese and mashed turnips seem to be finished off with no leftovers. Apple cider to drink and Carvel individual turkeys for dessert. The following day, the leftover turkey, stuffing and extra gravy are mixed all together in a skillet for another yummy reminder of the day before. Enjoy everyone!

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