Every Thanksgiving, cooks all over the country feel the pressure to produce the best meal of their lives. Maybe you're trying to impress new in-laws with your very first turkey, or reminding your sister that you're still the best cook in the family. Maybe you just feel the personal pride to improve on what everyone last year declared was a masterpiece. Perhaps you're cooking the only big meal you'll make all year, and want it to be perfect. Whoever you're cooking for, these Thanksgiving food recipes, some old classics and some more exotic, will give you menu ideas to help plan the perfect Thanksgiving dinner (and dessert too, of course!). Of course you shouldn't feel limited to traditional fare, but these Thanksgiving food and dessert ideas are nice twists on old favorites to get you started.