let’s dish, thanksgiving style

Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Recipe Below!)

Are you a big consumer of viral media? Do you know someone who is? I happen to be married to one such consumer and have spent the last WEEK listening to “It’s Thanksgiving.”  You know, the song with the tween singing into a drumstick?

I could go on and on about why this is SO WRONG (What is this world coming to? Why do we have to indulge everyone’s 15 minutes? When will my Boxing Day song go viral???), but instead I’m going to talk turkey. Well, everything that might accompany a turkey. Because it’s almost Thanksgiving and you might need a few suggestions:

APPETIZERS

Caramelized Onion Dip: Sweet Vidalia onions sautéed for half an hour, mixed with sour cream, mayonnaise, and a few other tasty ingredients, and you have the BEST onion dip in all the land.

Marinated Chickpeas: This easy salad is great served with sliced baguette, a block of manchego, some prosciutto, and a bowl of mixed olives.

Spanakopita: Crispy, salty, buttery pastry triangles filled with feta and spinach. Nothing better.

SIDES

Aunt Alex’s Broccoli Salad: Make it the night before! Always a crowd favorite.

Butternut Squash Bread Pudding: Squash, sage, bread, onion, GRUYERE. It’s Thanksgiving in a bowl!

BREAD

Parker House Rolls: So buttery, so fluffy, so perfect for Turkey Day.

Holiday Pumpkin Bread: Pumpkin’s a subtle background flavor in this savory bread. Goes great with that crazy pumpkin spread from Country Crock.

Cheesy Sandwich Loaf: If you like to make turkey sandwiches out of your T-Day bird, then this is your loaf.

DESSERT

Better Than Crack Brownies: A plate of these sitting alone for more than 10 minutes has a mysterious tendency to disappear.

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pie: This is an absolutely ridiculous dessert. You will be the winner of Thanksgiving if you bring this.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake (see above): If you’re more of a dessert with coffee kind of guy/gal, then this is the cake for you.  The glaze alone smells like maple syrup-covered pancakes. THE GLAZE ALONE.

Cranberry Bliss Bars: They sell these at Starbucks for a couple of bucks a piece.  You could make a whole PAN for yourself for the same price.

Pumpkin Gooey Cake: Last, but certainly not least, this beauty makes an appearance at all of my Thanksgiving Day dessert tables.

BONUS POINTS: HOSTESS GIFT!

Sugar and Spice Candied Pecans: Because you’re the guestess with the mostess.

Happy, happy Thanksgiving!

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