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The Thanksgiving Feast: What's Your "Must-Have" Dish? by FavePages Team

by FavePages Team, posted to Food & Drink

Whether it's warm roast turkey, buttery potatoes, sweet cranberry sauce of a plate piled high with tasty treats, we want to know: what's your "must-have" Thanksgiving dish? Links to your own blog posts, recipes or photographs are encouraged!

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COCKTAIL: The Autumn Buck

Lantern’s Keep’s Autumn Buck: a concoction of ginger syrup, apple...more

Suggested by jyork

Intimate, cozy and recently hailed as one of Time Out New York’s Best Winter Bars, Lantern’s Keep is quickly becoming a hotspot for cocktail aficionados, Broadway stars, theatre goers and business professionals alike.

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Suggested by reneeferguson

Cranberry-Orange Salsa is an easy recipe that does triple duty to make you look like a rock star! Perfect to serve on a block of cream cheese with crackers as an appetizer, delicious colorful sidedish and fabulous on sandwiches the next day!

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APPETIZER: Fig & Toasted Almond Brie

Suggested by Sher

This is a tantelizing appetizer to nosh on before after the big meal. It goes great with turkey (think sweet cranberry sauce or this).

Jackie: I have been craving figs and goat cheese but this sounds like an awesome combination! Must try :)

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APPETIZER: Red Potatoes With Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Not so long ago, I fell in love with mini twice-baked potatoes....more

Suggested by Jackie

These look delicious!! And they are vegetarian..I think I will be trying these this coming feast day :)

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APPETIZER: Chicken Liver Pate' Crostini


A classic appetizer in Italy is chicken liver crostini, served in...more

Suggested by Ashley Bartner

Pate' + Prosecco = Perfect Start

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SIDE DISH: Tangy Roasted Brussel Sprouts

These roasted brussel sprouts are caramelized to perfection then...more

Suggested by Pamela Braun

This brussel sprouts will convert even the most stubborn of eaters that they're delicious. Warning: they are very addicting.

Jackie: I am going to have to try this recipe. I have a new found love of this veggie but do not know how to cook it!

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SIDE DISH: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes

This is my new favorite recipe and will be on the table this...more

Suggested by Courtney Foster

Prep time is 10 minutes at the most but the taste is amazing!

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SIDE DISH: Brussel Sprouts

How to Cook Brussels Sprouts: Simply roasting them brings out their...more

Suggested by Matt @ FaveDiets

This is by far one of the tastiest dishes that gets served at my Thanksgiving table, and I think I look forward to these Brussels sprouts more than anything else served.

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SIDE DISH: Grilled Artichokes with Basil Curry Sauce (via The Healthy Apple) *VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE*

I'm not gunna lie. When I think of artichokes, I think of lots of work...more

Suggested by Amie Valpone

Gluten-Free, Vegan and Dairy-Free. Perfect for Turkey Day!

Eden Godsoe: This sounds delicious.

Krista: I really want to try this!

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SIDE DISH: Sauteed Green Beans

Suggested by Krista

I absolutely LOVE sauteed green beans. Perfect with potatoes & some ham. I also pick ham over turkey any day!

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SIDE DISH: Peas & Onions

Suggested by Alex Cushman Ota

My must-have Thanksgiving dish is the easiest thing in the world--peas and pearl onions, which are found in the frozen food section of your grocer. My grandmother, and then my mother, has served this dish for Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember, and it's the ONLY time of year that we eat it.

Eden Godsoe: Big fan of peas!

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SIDE DISH: Stuffing

Suggested by Fawnda Camarillo


Jackie: My mom makes such good stuffing! I wish I could have it for lunch right now :)

hihorosie: stuffing is a MUST!

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SIDE DISH: Thanksgiving Stuffing

The stuffing is my favorite "must have." It’s fairly hard to mess up...more

Suggested by Carol

Poblano peppers, chorizo and cornbread...the perfect twist to the usual stuffing!

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SIDE DISH: Herb Stuffing Muffins

A classic Thanksgiving recipe for herb stuffing, baked in muffin tins...more

Suggested by Kathy Strahs

It's not Thanksgiving at our house without the stuffing - these stuffing muffins give the perfect individual portions, with plenty of crispy edges. :-)

Jackie: Interesting...stuffing is definitely one of my favorite sides and I like this concept. I will have to check it out :)

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SIDE DISH: Thanksgiving Stuffing (cooked in a Pumpkin on your BBQ!)

This unique stuffing recipe with sausage, ham and wild rice is cooked...more

Suggested by IanB

This recipe is becoming popular as people look for interesting alternatives to presenting traditional thanksgiving recipes. This stuffing recipe takes a bit of time but the taste and visual appeal will have your family asking for it every year.

Larissa: This is unique indeed, what a festive and fun idea. Thanks IanB!

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SIDE DISH: Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Suggested by Jackie

I LOVE mashed potatoes and gravy! Such a classic and simple side yet will always be my favorite and must have dish for Thanksgiving.

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SIDE DISH: Roasted Butternut Squash with Oregano & Mint


Hearty fall dish, perfect for the holidays.

Suggested by Ashley Bartner

A spin on squash - not the same nutmeg & cinnamon recipe!

Jackie: Sounds good!

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SIDE DISH: Cranberry Sauce


Suggested by Beuna Tomalino

I never like cranberry sauce until my daughter found this recipe. Now we make it every year. It is simple to make, healthy, and tasty!

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SIDE DISH: Classic Cranberry Mold (via The Green Samaritan)

From Williams Sonoma - this cranberry mold made with fresh cranberries...more

Suggested by GreenSamaritan

Easy, healthy and beautiful on the table!

Eden Godsoe: Looks yummy and love the mold from Williams Sonoma

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SIDE DISH: Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash with Five-Spice Marshmallows


A delicious sweet potato and butternut squash casserole that is revved...more

Suggested by Joanne Bruno

This is list-worthy because it's a fun spin on a classic recipe that will leave your guests reaching for spoonful after spoonful!

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