Very Good Recipes - Thanksgiving Challenge

Thanksgiving your way! Recipe Challenge

Celebrate Thanksgiving your way!

Thanksgiving your way! Recipe Challenge
A big thank you to Kris of Au pays des piments for drawing our pilgrim turkey!

Thanks for Sharing the Thanksgiving challenge!

Welcome to the 7th recipe challenge organized on Very Good Recipes!

It has been a very long time since the last recipe challenge on Very Good Recipes, I hope you did not miss them too much and that you will enjoy this one!

There is also a Thanksgiving challenge on the French version of Very Good Recipes, Recettes de Cuisine. We thought it would be a great idea to bring it to Very Good Recipes as well, so here it is!

We will also organize a new Very Good Recipes challenge next month (December), if you would like to be one of the judges, please add me on Facebook and send me a message there so that I can add you to the judges group.

The theme for this challenge has been selected by 12 food bloggers who have kindly accepted to be the judges for the challenge. Each judge is also presenting his or her own recipe of the theme they selected. The judges will select the winners at the end of the challenge (and of course they cannot win).

The Judges

The judges for this month are food bloggers with blogs in French, next month we will hopefully have judges from all over the world :-)

Theme: Thanksgiving your way!

On the fourth Thursday of November (November 28th in 2013), Americans celebrate Thanksgiving: an opportunity to join family and friends for a great dinner and to think about all the great things that happened to us during the year. Traditionally the Thanksgiving dinner features dishes such as roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, corn, pumpkin pie, pecan pie etc.

The judges for the challenge invite you to celebrate Thanksgiving, even if you do not live in America, in your own way! You could for instance take a traditional Thanksgiving recipe and substitute or add an ingredient from where you live or that you love to cook. Or you can do the reverse and take a traditional dish from where you live and give it an American touch. Let's mix cultures and traditions!

Of course you do not have to cook turkey to participate in this challenge, all the other ingredients, desserts and vegetarian recipes are also very welcomed!


The challenge is open to everyone, whether you have a food blog or not.

In order to participate, you need to enter a Thanksgiving recipe.


You can participate from November 14th 2013 until December 7th 2013 included.


The judges will select the winning recipes.

1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place

I will offer one ore more cookbooks of their choice to each of the 3 winners (up to $30 value). Shipped to your place wherever you are!

I am looking for sponsors to offer prizes for the next challenges. If you have contacts of potential sponsors who could offer cool prizes (or if you would like to offer a prize yourself), Please let me know!

Laurels and badge

All the participants will receive a badge with laurels that will be displayed on Very Good Recipes (on their page and in the huge list of food blogs). You can also display it on your blog or your challenge recipe if you want to.

Winners will get gold, silver and bronze laurels.

Have fun!

Thanks a lot to the judges to make this challenge possible!

I hope you will enjoy the challenge and that many of you will participate! Have fun!


The judges have selected the winning recipes:

1st place

India’s Unique Flavors for Thanksgiving Day…The Turkey & Sauces
India’s Unique Flavors for Thanksgiving Day…The Turkey & Sauces
By Peri's Spice Ladle

2nd place

Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce & Pumpkin Cornbread
Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce & Pumpkin Cornbread
By Wandercrush

3rd place

Sweet Potato Bake
Sweet Potato Bake
By Cuisine Addict

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks a lot to all the participants and the judges!

There are 24 Thanksgiving Challenge recipes on Very Good Recipes.

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