Looking for last-minute Thanksgiving recipes? Linda Quinn is h-apple-y to help!

Fishers, N.Y. – With Thanksgiving now less than two weeks away, Registered Dietitian and foodie Linda Quinn knows exactly what’s happening in kitchens across the state.

“Cooks across New York are scrambling for new and exciting recipes,” said Quinn, MS, RD. “Today this is no small task, with so many mouths to please – dishes must be tasty, appealing for all ages and healthy, too.”

Her solution? Just add New York state apples and apple products. To help, Quinn has assembled a collection of holiday recipes featuring apples, and recorded a video with apple-centric Thanksgiving ideas, for New York Apple Association (NYAA).

“Apples can warm any Thanksgiving tradition, and good health is something we can all give thanks for,” says Quinn.

Quinn’s holiday recipe collection includes options from first to last course. She suggests a Roasted New York Apple and Squash Soup to start, a main course Celebration Turkey with Apple Stuffing, Apple Cranberry Superb Sauce, Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole, and for dessert Classic Apple Pie and Hot Cinnamon Apple Cider. View the full collection at http://www.nyapplecountry.com/holidayrecipes.htm.

Check out her Thanksgiving video, featuring recipes as well as ideas for decorating with apples, via NYAA’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newyorkapples1.

“Apples do it all, and for cooks who are extra busy at holiday time it doesn’t get any easier than that,” said Quinn.

NYAA is crowdsourcing recipe photos for website update

NYAA invites cooks to post photos of their finished dishes on the association’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nyapples. The best photos may be chosen to be featured (with credit given, of course!) on NYAA’s new website, coming soon. Be sure to identify the NYAA recipe’s full name, and where in the state you live.