Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Recipes That Will Make You Thankful

I'm a sucker for most holidays and Thanksgiving is among my favorites. I love everything about this holiday, the food, the family, even the football. Last year, I searved my first Thanksgiving dinner and, despite the amount of work, it was incredibly fun. It was fun to play Holiday Hostess in my own home, lay a beautiful table and cook a delicious meal for my appreciative houseguests.

This year, we're going to grandma's house. But that doesn't mean I'm not still busy searching new and delicious recipes to add some sparkle to our holiday menu!

Oprah has collected some celebrity chef recipes that you'll be thankful for, like these Pomegranate and Cranberry Bellinis from Giada De Laurentiis to get your party started. Mark Bittman's Bacon-Nut Stuffing sounds like heaven in a serving dish. Giada's Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale are a great way to bring a side dish front and center. And David Waltuck (the wizard behind the divine Chanterelle) offers up a Pumpkin Mousse with Crunchy Gingersnaps and Maple Creme Fraiche that I swear is bringing happy tears to my eyes.

If any of you decide to serve all four of these on your holiday table, can we skip grandma's and have dinner at your house? We'll help with the dishes!

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