Thanksgiving is all about gratitude. But it also all about family and food, the latter of which can brighten up any table.
It's that time of year again when families and friends gather to share laughter, love, gratitude and most importantly, lots of food — Thanksgiving!
One of the most important festivals in a year, it gives loved ones an opportunity to come together and spend time deepening their bond with one another. It allows everyone to remember just what they are truly grateful for in the life they are blessed with and to feel at home once again. And one of the ways they share their thanks is over a hearty feast of the classic Thanksgiving dishes like mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and the true hero of the festival — a beautifully roasted turkey.
Coming home to the aroma of those delicious dishes can lift anyone's spirit and that's why making it for your loved ones isn't just a pleasure for them. Watching them light up at the meal you make for them, knowing how much love and passion you've put into it can bring about a sense of pride and happiness in you.
But if you're not sure where to start, you can always give it a try with Martha Stewart's brilliant Thanksgiving recipes. The 78-year-old isn't just a retail businesswoman, writer, and television personality, she's also a bold and experimental cook who delivers mouth-watering dishes that she displays on her cooking show, Cooking School, her website and her social media profiles. And now you can cook like her too!
So here are five Martha Stewart Thanksgiving dishes that can truly wow your loved ones and leave them satisfied as they pat their food baby:
As an appetizer, this dish will truly set the mood for the rest of the meal. Using fresh produce and ingredients can help raise the bar on quality. Added to that, the warmth of the dish can be a sign of great things to come.
Recipe for sweet potato and sage butter casserole:
The true hero of the meal. This beautifully cooked bird can truly have those at the table sighing in pleasure as they dig into the succulent meat.
Recipe for the perfect roast turkey:
A turkey dish on Thanksgiving seems incomplete without its partner — mashed potatoes. But this dish has a bit of a twist to it and the secret to its creaminess comes from none other than the cream cheese.
Recipe for mashed potatoes with cream cheese:
Now which meal would be finished without a dessert and for Thanksgiving, what better than a traditional pumpkin pie?
Recipe for pumpkin pie:
And if you don't want to go the traditional way, maybe try this unusual yet no less decadent date-pecan pie.
Recipe for date-pecan pie:
Happy cooking and happy Thanksgiving!