Thanksgiving Dinner: Southern Style

 Thanksgiving,Entertaining,Featured Article,Holidays
October 26, 2012

Family heirlooms share the stage with creative Thanksgiving fare on this Thanksgiving table.

Herb-Brined Turkey
High Cotton Food Styling and Photography

When is comes to Thanksgiving, Karry Hosford pulls out the good stuff—her family silver, china and crystal. But this mother of three and contributing photographer for Relish injects comfort into the rest of the big meal. Guest are casually attired and the children are never relegated to a kids’ table—they join right in the celebration.

Karry and her chef-husband Doug add contemporary twists to traditional Southern dishes, and they design their menu to reflect Karry’s relaxed style and Doug’s Southern roots. Bacon and pecans abound in everything from the salad to the sweet potato casserole. And more than a little bourbon is enjoyed before the meal.

Family heirlooms share the stage with creative Thanksgiving fare, making for a celebration that’s Southern comfort at it’s best: good food, good friends and good drink.



Herb Brined Turkey

Brining, or soaking, the turkey in a salt-sugar solution infuses moisture and flavor into the bird.


Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Take your mashed potatoes to the next level.


Kentucky Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

A grown-up version of the classic candied yams with marshmallows.

Spiced Pecans

Good and good for you.

Sausage and Cornbread Dressing

Blue cheese adds a little something extra to stuffing.

Cranberry Maple Sauce

Cranberry Maple Sauce

A touch of crisp New England autumn resides in every splash of pure maple syrup.

Mixed Greens with Blue Cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette

Here's a dressy salad that's perfect for special occasions.

Sauteed Mustard Greens

Sautéeing preserves some of greens' sturdy texture, and bacon gives them a traditional Southern flavor.

Mississippi Cream Cheese Pound Cake

A pound cake so delicious that no one will believe how easy it is.


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