Sparkle Market's Thanksgiving Guide

Unfortunately, Thanksgiving can be a tough time of year.

It’s hard to remember to be thankful when you’re worried about travel arrangements, cooking and making sure there are enough places at the table for everyone.

Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This guide is full of  tips, recipes and even some fun conversation ideas; hopefully it will make your holiday go just a bit smoother. So grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit back, and dig in to our guide to Thanksgiving!

Set the Mood: Decorations 

Obviously food and family are at the center of any Thanksgiving celebration. But you can add a little more atmosphere and holiday cheer to your big meal with some crafts!  Check out these great ideas for centerpieces, place settings, and even a special thankfulness wreath to help you keep a grateful state of mind!

Thanksgiving  Crafts and Decorations 

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Create the Perfect Menu: Recipes, Tips and Ideas


Start strong, throw something new at your guests with these 6 Creative, but Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers! With everything from turkey shaped pancakes to a festive cheese plate your bound to find something you like.

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The Main Course

The created this wonderful “Thanksgiving Calculator” to help you easily and precisely prepare your bird. You might want to print this one and hang it on the fridge!


Of course, the sides are nearly as important as the turkey itself, so here are a couple recipes that make excellent side dishes.



1. Gia Russa Wild Rice with mushrooms – If you’ve never tried wild rice before you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This recipe is extremely versatile and adds a wonderful flare to any holiday meal.

2. Green Bean Casserole! – A more standard side, this green bean casserole is a tried and true Thanksgiving favorite. Just be sure to make enough!


Cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are go-to Thanksgiving desserts, but there are plenty of worthwhile recipes out there. Give one of these 6 perfect Thanksgiving pies a chance and you won’t be sorry!  Another option is this Peanut Butter Fudge recipe from Great Groceries . It’s hard to go wrong when you combine peanut butter and chocolate!

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You have to admit, leftovers are almost as good as the Thanksgiving meal itself! You can always make a turkey sandwich, but if you want to change things up a bit, this Turkey Soup recipe is a great way to make use of that leftover bird and fuel up for black friday shopping.

Beef stew


Get the Goods: Our Specials, Now through Thanksgiving 

We’ve got our usual assortment of specials this week, but here are some deals for the holiday!


Honeysuckle-Frozen-WholeHoneysuckle Frozen Whole Young Turkeys

 – U.S.D.A Grade A 10lbs. & up

– Self Basting, with pop-up timer

– $.68/Lb.

_pork-loinWhole boneless Cut Pork Loin

– Fresh Indiana Kitchen

– “All Natural” Pork,

– Sold in Cry-O- Vac bag

 – $1.99/Lb.


 Sara Lee Oven Fresh Pies 

– Assorted Variety

– Up to 34oz. pk.

– $2.99



Have Some Fun Thanksgiving Chit Chat

Want to impress your family with an impressive, Jeopardy worthy, knowledge of Thanksgiving? Here are some fun fact articles we’ve written over the years, guaranteed to make you a turkey-day trivia master!


Thank You!

We’d like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving from all of us at Sparkle Markets! We’re especially thankful for all of our customers this holiday season.