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Pork: Your Secret Ingredient for the Perfect Thanksgiving

Posted by Melissa Byers

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Nov 25, 2013
National Fatherhood Initiative and National Pork Board partnered for this guest post. Fatherhood and Pork? It just make sense. Find more tasty recipes at www.PorkBeInspired.comInterested in blogging for us? Read our guest blog guidelines.

Thanksgiving is a day we look forward to all year; one we embrace for the opportunity to feast on good food and enjoy quality time with friends and family. However, as delicious and heartwarming as it can be, Thanksgiving can also become time-consuming and stressful if you’re the one hosting the meal.  

Luckily (whether you’re feeding 5 or 15), pork can be your Thanksgiving Day dinner hero. The simple recipe ideas below minimize prep time—leaving you with more time to spend with the people you love—and will help keep your countertops free of dozens of ingredients and clutter.

Have a happy and stress-free Thanksgiving with pork!  


Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Bruschetta

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Side Dish

Cornbread, Sausage and Apple Stuffing

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Main Dish

Root Beer Glaze Ham

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Chocolaty Hazelnut and Bacon Crescents via Pillsbury

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