We are “Thanksgiving celebraters”. We enjoy the extended family being together for what we call a “neutral” holiday, no rules, no trouble keeping things at the right temperature, all celebrating being grateful. Most years we stay in NY with my in-laws and my husbands cousins because its too difficult to travel that weekend and it’s a fun tradition at their home. My mother-in-law is not the patcha in the kitchen type (don’t worry she is a proud reservation maker and I am not offending her in any way) but she really works hard to make Thanksgiving a delicious and warm experience for all. She loves a potpourri of stuff like pigs in a blanket, hummos and veggies, stuffed cabbage (that’s her trademark dish that she learned from her mother-in-law and admittedly it’s the recipe I make too because it’s the best ever), smoked and regular turkey, sweet potatoes with crushed pineapple, steamed green beans, and someone brings store bought pies. Until it’s in my house, I eat what I am served. I always bring a few of the side dishes in the Thanksgiving recipe ideas section, but in general I enjoy that I am a guest and love that it is not all on my shoulders. My best recommendation, check out all these great recipes and give them out to all your guests to make. Make it a pot luck and be grateful for good friends, family and good food.
In addition to the new recipes for Thanksgiving, make sure you check out the
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Cranberry Sauce recipes
Mashed Potato recipes
Green Bean recipes