You are here: Home » Thanksgiving » Thanksgiving Dinner: Southern Style Thanksgiving Dinner: Southern Style Thanksgiving,Entertaining,Featured Article,Holidays http://relish.com/articles/thanksgiving-dinner-southern-style/ by RelishOctober 26, 2012 Family heirlooms share the stage with creative Thanksgiving fare on this Thanksgiving table. High Cotton Food Styling and Photography http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/herb-brined-turkey.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint 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. (11/07) Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint 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 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.