The most popular ways to make southern cornbread dressing

A white baking dish full of golden yellow and brown cornbread dressing with a blue spoon sticking out ready to serve.

Cornbread dressing is a classic southern side dish for any holiday feast, but especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Whether its an old-fashioned recipe handed down from your grandmother, or a more modern version, it’s very popular, and for good reason. Because it’s so popular, there are different versions favoured across the south, and even more when … Read more

What’s the difference between Cranberry Sauce and Cranberry Relish?

Open jars of bright red cranberry relish and cranberry sauce on a striped blue cloth.

Cranberries provide a beautiful contrast to a rich Christmas or Thanksgiving meal, especially roast turkey. But if you’re looking for a homemade alternative to a can of jellied cranberry sauce, you should be asking yourself a question – cranberry sauce, or cranberry relish? Cranberry sauce and cranberry relish may appear similar based on their ingredient … Read more

Sweet Potato Casserole with marshmallows, pecans or even both!

Closeup of mashed sweet potato topped with golden brown marshmallows in a black baking dish.

Sweet potato casserole has been a Thanksgiving tradition for generations. And over the years this family favourite has evolved, leading to different ways to make it, and hundreds of recipes for each. Because there are so many recipes, it can be a bit overwhelming. To help make sense of it all, I’ve pulled together twenty … Read more

How to make Homemade Oven-baked Traditional Stuffing

A dish full of golden brown traditional stuffing.

Stuffing is a classic side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or frankly any family feast. There are lots of delicious variations out there, but sometimes you just want traditional stuffing – bread, onion, celery, herbs and butter. A reader of one of the recipes I’ve reviewed puts it perfectly – “as much as I love the … Read more

Popular Approaches to Homemade Pumpkin Pie

A thick slice of pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Pumpkin pie is as much a part of Thanksgiving as roast turkey, and in some families, probably more so! But for a relatively straight-forward dessert, there are still different ways to make pumpkin pie from scratch. And strongly-held opinions about which is the best recipe! To help make sense of it all, I’ve gone through … Read more

Roast Turkey – tried and tested paths to success

A golden brown roast turkey.

If you’ve started looking for a turkey recipe, you’ve probably already discovered how confusing it can be! There are SO many recipes for roast turkey out there, and lots of different ways to cook your Thanksgiving dinner centrepiece. Courtney from Neighbor Food sums it up beautifully: “People have some STRONG opinions about turkey, and they’re … Read more