Friends, Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Are you ready?

I’ve been making to-do lists and slowly stocking up: with every visit to the store, I pick up an extra pound of butter or a sack of flour or a bag of brown sugar … I know it won’t go to waste.

I’ve rounded up my favorite recipes below. 

Hope all of your preparations are going well. I truly cannot believe another Thanksgiving is nearly here.

As always: I’m thankful for all of you 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Thanksgiving Favorites

Philadelphia Fish House Punch

Perhaps for its three-times-a-year appearance but more likely for its reception, which without fail is wild, I look forward to both making and drinking Philadelphia Fish House Punch more than just about anything during the holiday season. It’s festive and fun, and it makes everyone happy.

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A great way to get a jumpstart on Thanksgiving preparations is to make stuffing and freeze it. Below is a recipe for my favorite stuffing, which emerges with a crisp golden exterior and a creamy center, flavorful enough to eat on its own, but welcoming to many a sauce, gravy, relish or anything else the Thanksgiving table has to offer.

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Vegetable Side Dish

I say this every year, but I can’t help repeat it: One bite of Alice Waters’s potato gratin makes me instantly forget everything else on the table. It is so utterly delicious. 

More Vegetable Side Dishes

Make-Ahead Gravy

The especially nice thing about having gravy on hand before the bird is even roasted is the mental assurance that as soon as the bird is done, you can (after it rests) serve it without too much of a last-minute scramble.


Thyme dinner rolls have become a Thanksgiving staple, but I also always have a few loaves of my mother’s peasant bread on hand, ready to heat up as needed.

More Bread


If you are yeast averse, here are two options:

Cranberry Sauces

Two More Sauces

If you are making a ham, my grandmother’s mustard sauce is a must! I also love applesauce on the Thanksgiving table.


Every Thanksgiving I make a double batch of this pie dough recipe (video below), which yields 4 rounds of pie dough, which I use in the 4 recipes below. 

After punch, I think I most look forward to butternut squash pie, AKA Ronnie Hollingsworth’s most excellent squash pie. There is something so special to me about roasting a butternut squash for dessert — butternut squash truly makes the best ‘pumpkin’ pie you will ever taste. I promise.

Also: You know what I think is the key to every Thanksgiving pie’s success? Salted whipped cream. So good. Recipe included here.

More Desserts

Foolproof Pie Dough

How to Roll Out Pie Dough

Gobble Gobble

Wishing you all a happy holiday season.