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Sweet Potato Au Gratin from Waiting on Martha

So I'm not sure if you knew this, but on Thanksgiving calories don't count. It's true. I double checked. And that's especially good news because Waiting on Martha's recipe for sweet potato au gratin is anything but low fat. With layers of cheese and cream and all sorts of incredible delicious goodness. But I swear it's worth every calorie laden bite. My stomach's rumbling already.

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Best Ever Pecan Pie

We live out in the New England country, in a little town just outside of Boston. Where cars slow to let turkeys pass by and horses regularly trot down the side of the road with their owners. We are close enough to a city to experience all of the culinary goodness, but far enough to enjoy all of the farms and land and general loveliness. And around Thanksgiving that very combination gets oh so good. I should preface this recipe to say that I'm not so much of a pie girl. Unless I'm...

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The Best Ever Guide to Thanksgiving

Yesterday we shot our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. And it was insanely beautiful and we can't wait to share. We kept the focus on simplicity. Limiting your menu to a totally doable variety. Designing a gorgeous table without stress or anxiety. Planning recipes that are slam dunks no matter what your experience level. And the result was perfection. But before we unveil, we wanted to remind you guys that there is a wee little bit of beautiful inspiration from...

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Pumpkin Pie from Waiting on Martha

We should be ashamed of ourselves! Last week we featured Waiting On Martha's incredible Southern inspired Thanksgiving spread, and while a pumpkin pie obviously made an appearance, there was nary a recipe in sight. So we, of course, had to revisit and...

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A Southern Thanksgiving

In the South few things are held as high as tradition and family. And what's more traditional than gathering around a Thanksgiving table with family and friends to feast on the season's bounty? Inspired by my love for a classic Thanksgiving, I combined rich browns and oranges with an unexpected twist of coral and sage greens to create a picturesque Southern table. Captured by Rustic White Photography, there's a ...

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Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Homemade Croutons

There is no better way to start a meal than with a warm, cozy bowl of soup.  This year I took the classic butternut squash soup and kicked it up a notch by adding granny smith apples, homemade croutons, and sage leaves.  All easy additions that will have your guests asking for seconds, and possibly even thirds. For more goodies, head on over to my blog, Waiting on Martha! Photography: ...

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Buttermilk Brined Smoked Turkey With Chestnut Stuffing

As the newest Style Me Pretty Living contributor, I thought I'd start with a full Thanksgiving spread, just for you! But before we get to the goods (they're coming, I promise), I wanted to share a couple of recipes that really made our event shine. My husband and I started brining and smoking our turkey on the Big Green Egg 2 years ago, and we'll never go back.  The brine, while an extra step, is a complete game...

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Dressing For Thanksgiving from Damsel in Dior

My stomach is already growling with thoughts of turkey & dressing this November. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite time of year, not only for the gathering of family and friends but also for the fun ways you can layer up your wardrobe. I tend to steer on the more casual side of dressing for Thanksgiving but even if it means just adding a piece of bling, there should always be a bit of flair incorporated into...

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Fall Wreath DIY

For Thanksgiving this year I decided to take my floral game up a notch. Instead of showing up with a bouquet as a hostess gift, I'll be bringing a collection of fall wreaths to show my appreciation. They're surprisingly simple to make, and really give you the flexibility to be creative and use ingredients you really love. For more floral inspiration, head on over to my shop...

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Leaf Apple Pie Recipe

Chances are you are still reeling from a day stuffed to the gills with great food and lots of family time. Honestly, is there anything better? We think not. And now it's time to throw on that Holiday play list and prepare for a bit more feasting because we all know the best cure for any food hangover is a little hair of the dog and this cure is muy delicioso. It's an adieu to Fall that doubles as a mighty fine Black Friday power snack, the perfect accompaniment to Christmas tree trimming...

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8 Pie Crusts to Wow Your Guests

Sundays are made for baking. For taking that time that you might not have during the crazy week to find your ahhh in your kitchen, hands deep into butter and flour and sugar. Well, with Thanksgiving Day merely days away, we thought we'd share a few fun toppers to inspire your lazy Sunday pie making. Whether you tackle one or two, or craft the whole shebang for your Thanksgiving table showstopper, remember that pie is never about perfection. It's about deliciously flaky pastry perfection built to...

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Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey

A roasted turkey is one of those tricky things. I wish I could stuff myself with it regularly, but always refrain from doing so as its occasional appearance tends to make it feel special. It's one of those traditional treats reserved for big family gatherings and fabulous holidays alike. And what better way to do so than with the simplest turkey recipe in all the land. Yep, we've got it right here, and it's really stinkin' good. *Adapted from:...

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Oven Baked Stuffing

There's nothing that screams Turkey Day quite like a fresh baked stuffing. It's comfort and yumminess all rolled into one perfect dish. And this trusty recipe? Well, it's about as good as it gets. We've got the step-by-step to take the guesswork out of this Thanksgiving classic, and it's all waiting down below! *Adapted from: Food Network Photography:...

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Brussels Sprouts and Caramelized Onions

I'm just going to come right out and say it...I'm not a huge fan of brussels sprouts. We've just never got along. That is, until, I came across this recipe of a balanced blend alongside prosciutto, balsamic and caramelized onions. And while sprouts might never be my favorite food EVER, you'd surely find me gobbling down my fair share of these bad boys Thanksgiving, or otherwise. Photography: White Loft Studio | Linen Tablecloths: ...

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

When it comes to Thanksgiving, people always talk about the turkey. The star of the show, if you will. But to me, it's really all about the sides. Recipes like this Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges that could give any main dish a little run for it's money. Grab the full recipe right down below! Photography: White Loft Studio | Linen Tablecloths: New England Country Rentals | Hatchback Chairs: ...

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Classic Mashed Potatoes

In my humble, humble opinion, no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a big ol' helping of mashed potatoes.  Classic, truly amazing mashed potatoes covered in oh-so-yummy gravy.  And because I am now officially drooling (aren't you?), let's just skip the small talk and head straight to the recipe.  It's sort of awesome. Photography: White Loft Studio | Linen...

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Parmesan Arugula Salad

I'm not necessarily into picking favorites, but if I had to (had to) narrow down my list of cheese faves, parmesan would most definitely fall somewhere near the top of the list.  Add in some arugula and some pretty, pretty place settings and, friends, this is what we call a Thanksgiving salad masterpiece.  Yum. My. *Adapted from: Huffington Post Photography:...

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Baked Squash with Cranberries

Squash is one of those side dishes that I never paid much attention to as a little girl. I was mashed potatoes all the way. Fast forward to today? Let's just say I was missing out all those years and I'm making up for it now. This baked version has become my go-to. It's packed with a whole lotta flavor and will no doubt be very good competition. Watch out mashed potatoes! *Adapted from:...

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Pear & Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Appetizers on Thanksgiving? What's that you say? I know, I know, there's already enough to do. But seriously guys. These little bites are just the trick to keep your guests hunger at bay and give them a little preview of your fabulous feast to come. Plus,  it'll pair perfectly with a Pear Ginger Fizz! *Adapted from:...

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Petite Brie En Croute

Brie is one of those cheeses on the platter that I always head for first. And to be honest, I wouldn't feel guilty hoarding the whole wedge for myself. So when I come across any recipe that involves this soft, melt-in-your-mouth goodness, I'm game. Toss in that we adapted this recipe from miss Joy the Baker herself? It's destined to be heavenly! *Adapted from:...

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