Your Very Own Thanksgiving E-Helper: Cookbooks, Crafts, and More!

If you’re like me and put off any and all holiday planning to the last second, e-books and e-magazines are a lifesaver. Best of all, there’s no leaving the kitchen! All you need is a San Mateo County Libraries card to plan your perfect Thanksgiving dinner.

Find a tried and tested idea in Let's Talk Turkey . . . And All the Trimmings, a collection of recipes from popular magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Country Living, and Woman’s Day.

Or checkout and download the latest issue of Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook magazine and find over 50 holiday recipes, including Thanksgiving dishes.

If your Thanksgiving tends to be meatless like mine, you might find the perfect menu in this collection of over 150 vegan holiday-inspired dishes.

Quick & Easy Vegan Celebrations

Or if you want to try cooking something other than turkey for Thanksgiving, you might find inspiration from beloved chef James Beard.

Beard on Birds

Looking for something to get the whole family involved in Thanksgiving? Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen offers recipes, food-based crafts, and family activities in the kitchen. It is organized by season so be sure to check it out again for other holidays.

While you’re cooking, you can listen to NPR Holiday Favorites, which includes a story about aggressive turkeys in Boston!

How do you prepare for Thanksgiving? What are some of your favorite cookbooks? Share with us in the comments below.