American Thanksgiving Traditions

Cranberry Tarts
Take a tableside tasting tour of the traditional foods enjoyed around the country.

Corn Bread Dressing

Showing its Southern roots, this dressing is made from a mix of crumbled corn bread and biscuits.

Turkey with White Bread Stuffing

This white bread stuffing goes back to the basics for a moist and well-seasoned all-American turkey.

Mashed Potatoes with Shiitake Mushroom Gravy

If you can't find shiitakes, buy cremini mushrooms for this chunky gravy. Both types are readily found in the Pacific Northwest.

Herbed Leek Gratin

Leeks were an early staple for New England colonists. To make this decadent side, layer leeks, creamy marjoram sauce, and cheese-crumb topping in a baking dish.

Citrus-Jicama Salad

Californians were the first to appreciate the mild, sweet taste and delightfully crisp texture of jicama -- it's a good foil for citrus fruits and bitter greens.

Beet and Apple Salad

Root vegetables, such as beets, are an old-fashioned New England favorite. To save time, make this salad with canned beets.

Cheddar-Corn Rolls

Cheddar rules in Midwestern dairy country. Buttermilk makes these rolls light and tender.

Fresh Oyster Stew

Northern regions of both coasts are known for their oysters. Serve the aphrodisiac in this simple herb-accented soup.

Classic Gingerbread

It's no surprise every section of the country claims this holiday favorite as its own -- gingerbread can't be beat.

Bourbon-Raisin Pecan Pie

"Save room for the pie" was a mantra at old-time family dinners. Here's a Deep South dessert that's well worth the indulgence.

Cranberry Tarts

The American cranberry craze kicked off in the Northeast, and the festive fruit is now a Thanksgiving staple. For a tart treat you and your guests will love, try these dainty pies.

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