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Roasted Turkey

It's time to turk the cookie!

Smoked Turkey

This is just like the Roasted Turkey recipe, but better.

Disneyland Turkey Legs (aka Caveman Pops)

What I do love about Disneyland is their high quality turkey legs. Caveman Pops. I love a good meal on a stick, and this is the mountaintop of such meals. This is my attempt at reaching the Caveman Pop Summit. Enjoy!

Skillet Cornbread

My mom made this for me a few years ago. It is a non-sweet cornbread (I suppose you could add sugar), but the best part is that it bakes in a cast iron skillet. It looks spectacular!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

OK, OK. Quit wrinkling your nose. This is good stuff. Worthy of the Thanksgiving table and great for any meal. We love them!

Cheese Grits

I grew up with grits, although my mom always made cheese grits. They're way better than just grits.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is one of my all time favorites, combining southern pecan pie and chocolate. How bad can that be? It is really, really rich, and I like it best served a little warm with some whipped cream.

Spicy Cranberry Sauce

I started working on a spicy cranberry sauce back in 2010, and I really like this recipe that is an amalgamation of many ideas. It's a hit on Thanksgiving and great with leftovers, and it just takes a little time. I hope you like it!

Jilly’s Mini Pumpkin Pies

Once the Halloween Tree goes up, it's time for Jilly's Mini Pumpkin Pies!

Granny Catlett’s Dressing

Granny Catlett was my cousin's grandmother. She was kind and wonderful, and a great cook. Everyone in my family who cooks uses this recipe.

Carrot Souffle

Carrot Soufflé is a great alternative (or addition) to sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving.  It's sweet, almost dessert-ish, and it adds great color to any plate.  And . . . you get to say you've eaten your vegetables!

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