Traditional Thanksgiving menu 2.0

Traditional Thanksgiving gets an upgrade via flavorful ingredients that boost the holiday classics

A Thanksgiving feast featuring Roast Turkey with Sage and Garlic Butter.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

Traditional Thanksgiving with a twist: Roast Turkey with Sage and Garlic Butter

For a moist, flavorful bird, brine it first, then rub herb butter under the skin.

Recipe:  Roast Turkey with Sage and Garlic Butter

Thanksgiving side dishes, including Cranberry Cointreau Sauce.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

Cranberry Cointreau Sauce

This sauce has such a bright orangey flavor that you’d never guess it starts with canned cranberries.

Recipe:  Cranberry Cointreau Sauce

A Thanksgiving side dish of Pearl Onion and Celery Stuffing with Juniper and Garlic.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

Pearl Onion and Celery Stuffing with Juniper and Garlic

Juniper berries give this stuffing a savory, woodsy note.

Recipe:  Pearl Onion and Celery Stuffing with Juniper and Garlic

A Thanksgiving side dish of Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

This sweet potato dish strikes a perfect balance between sweet, tart, and savory. Rather than adding marshmallows for sweetness, we used apples and maple syrup. 

Recipe:  Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

A Thanksgiving side dish of Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes

The secret to fluffy mashed potatoes is to let them dry out on very low heat before mashing. 

Recipe:  Mascarpone Chive Mashed Potatoes

A Thanksgiving side dish of Grape, Toasted Almond, and Sweet-Onion Salad.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

Grape, Toasted Almond, and Sweet-Onion Salad

With juicy grapes and crunchy almonds, this salad will continually refresh you throughout the feast.

Recipe:  Grape, Toasted Almond, and Sweet-Onion Salad

A Thanksgiving side dish of Green Beans with Crisp Meyer Lemon Bread Crumbs.

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

Green Beans with Crisp Meyer Lemon Bread Crumbs

Olive oil and citrus-toasted crumbs make this Thanksgiving staple special.

Recipe:  Green Beans with Crisp Meyer Lemon Bread Crumbs

A Thanksgiving dessert of 10-Minute Pumpkin Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker

10-Minute Pumpkin Pies with Bourbon Whipped Cream

The custard filling for these spiced pies goes together in only 10 minutes.

Recipe: 10-Minute Pumpkin Pies with Bourbon Whipped Cream

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