Overwhelmed with Thanksgiving dinner preparations? Get a head start by making delicious and easy appetizer recipes now. By doing a little cooking ahead of time, you can avoid the hassle on Thanksgiving Day. Our make-ahead appetizers include recipes that can be prepared the day before or up to six months ahead of the holiday.View Slideshow
This Thanksgiving, take a cue from your neighbors to the South with these home-style Turkey Day recipes full of soul and bursting with rich flavor. Mix-and-match appetizers, sides, and desserts for the perfect Southern holiday menu.
Courtesy of Southern chef extraordinaire Scott Peacock, this classic roast turkey recipe will wow your guests. His signature bird features roasted citrus fruits and veggies. But, the secret to this recipe is a flavor-enhancing 24-hour kosher salt brine.
Give your gravy extra flair by adding in your favorite herbs and spices. This thick, Southern-style sauce features rosemary, thyme, and sage.
Bring a smile to your guests' faces with these warm and fluffy biscuits. Make them in true Southern style, with buttermilk and lard instead of butter.
Crisply sweet and sour, this updated gelatin salad features celery, cucumber, and green onions. It pairs beautifully with the richness of other traditional Southern favorites.
With its sparkling champagne dressing and juicy kumquats, this salad evokes the mimosa -- a Southern brunch favorite.
Drowned in peppered bacon drippings and cream, these rich Brussels sprouts will win over even your non-veggie-loving guests.
These bold-flavored collard greens are a Southern staple. Whipping cream, onion, and garlic make this easy-prep side dish sing.
Infuse rich garlic flavor into this traditional side dish by sprinkling the garlic with a pinch of salt before chopping. The salt will soak up the garlic flavor and transfer it to the beans.
Jazz up your corn dish this year by preparing it in true South Louisiana style. This maque choux recipe gives corn an extra kick with the addition of onion, tomato, and sweet pepper.
The brilliance of this holiday relish lies not only in the fact that it's ready in 15 minutes, but that it combines a handful of delicious flavors such as cinnamon, currants, toasted almonds, and orange peel.
In the true spirit of Southern hospitality, this stuffing recipe can be completely customized to your guests' tastes. Start with breadcrumbs flavored with celery and onion, and then mix in whatever you think will strike their fancy.
This sweet casserole comes out of the oven warm and bubbly. Vanilla, brown sugar, and chopped pecans make it irresistible.
Whipped Yukon Gold potatoes get even richer with the addition of buttermilk. Top with salt, pepper, and chives for the perfect balance of flavor.
Smooth and silky, this old-fashioned Southern dessert pairs well with a topping of navel oranges. Buttermilk gives the pudding a subtle tang.