Thanksgiving Dinner: Southern Style
Family heirlooms share the stage with creative Thanksgiving fare on this Thanksgiving table.
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.
Brining, or soaking, the turkey in a salt-sugar solution infuses moisture and flavor into the bird.
Take your mashed potatoes to the next level.
A grown-up version of the classic candied yams with marshmallows.
Good and good for you.
Blue cheese adds a little something extra to stuffing.
A touch of crisp New England autumn resides in every splash of pure maple syrup.
Here's a dressy salad that's perfect for special occasions.
Sautéeing preserves some of greens' sturdy texture, and bacon gives them a traditional Southern flavor.
A pound cake so delicious that no one will believe how easy it is.