Photos: A Fresh, California-Style Spread

Calfornia fare relies on fresh flavors and in-season produce to make dishes shine. Join California native Giada De Laurentiis for a meal full of new takes on Thanksgiving classics.

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Giada's Turkey With Herbes de Provence

Giada relies on fresh flavors to make this turkey shine. She stuffs it with orange, lemon, onion and fresh herbs, then rubs the outside with herb butter to ensure crispy skin.

Get the Recipe: Turkey with Herbes de Provence and Citrus

Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

Giada sautes green beans and flavorful cremini mushrooms in white wine, then wilts in-season kale and tops it all with fresh Parmesan cheese.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

Roasted Root Vegetables

It's the flavors of fall, roasted to perfection: Dice butternut squash, Yukon gold potatoes, beets, onions and parsnip and roast with garlic and olive oil until soft and caramelized.

Get the Recipe: Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables

Pear-Pecan Upside-Down Cake

No room in the oven? Make this cake in the slow cooker while your turkey roasts. Leave the pears in halves to highlight their shape.

Get the Recipe: Pear-Pecan Upside-Down Cake

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