Delicious Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner
Whether turkey is an essential main course for your Thanksgiving feast or you try to vary the routine each year, there are plenty of easy ways to jazz up the dining table for the one holiday that is all about eating. The menu possibilities are endless, of course, but here are just a few ideas to get you going as you try to make it an extra-special occasion.
Ah, the casserole! It's a satisfying option for any occasion, with countless varieties to suit almost any tastes or diets. The Green Bean Casserole is a perennial holiday favorite, but if you want to cook outside the box, try a Sweet Potato & Cranberry Casserole, Savory Bread Pudding with Spinach & Mushrooms, or an endless array of other baked beauties. Feeling inventive? Don't be afraid to try something different. Mix some tasty lesser-used ingredients into a standby recipe for a new twist on a reliable favorite.
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Speaking of varieties, you can never run out of yummy ways to make bread go way beyond the basic. From unique batters to delicious savory and sweet fillings, there are always new twists on almost any type of bread. Try a decadent addition to banana bread, a sweet new approach to cornbread, or just fill a side table with baskets with all kinds of choices.
…And those who say they don't are probably lying! If you can't come up with a unique chocolate treat for the holiday, don't fret it. Thousands of cookbooks have already done the hard work for you. Give that pumpkin flavor a new kick with a Chocolate Pumpkin Cake or Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares. And don't limit yourself to desserts. You can even prepare your turkey with a "chocoholic" edge!
There are those of us who believe that a Thanksgiving meal without Pumpkin Pie is like Christmas without Santa Claus. But this beloved treat comes in a multitude of recipes, from the traditional to pies with marshmallow topping, different nuts and spices, and even cheesecakes. Try one of the many different spins on this favorite, or experiment and concoct a fresh take of your own.
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