Want to add some flair to the same old Thanksgiving dinner table? This year, channel your inner Southern belle and conjure up the romance of the Deep South with the likes of mint juleps, Carriage House biscuits, and whiskey bundt cake. Keep reading for more.
Be sure to brew plenty iced tea , both sweet and unsweetened. The tannins in the tea will help break down the rich, fatty foods.
With warm casseroles on the menu, you won't have much oven real estate, but that's OK: a spicy, garlicky cheese ball  aims to please.
Carriage House Biscuits
Make buttery, short biscuits just like the ones from The Carriage House  in Natchez, MS.
Most Southerners would agree that vegetables need some butter, cheese, and/or bacon to make them palatable. This squash casserole  combines the veggie with eggs, cheese, and a crunchy breadcrumb topping.
Save some bourbon from those mint juleps to make a bourbon-glazed, spice-rubbed turkey .
Zesty Cranberry Sauce
Can't bring yourself to serve cranberry gel out of a can? Try an easy, from-scratch orange-tinged cranberry sauce .
Creamed Collard Greens
Reinvent collard greens , a Southern favorite, with a generous splash of cream and a breadcrumb topping.
Sweet Potato Pone
Not quite casserole, not quite custard, sweet potato pone  has the consistency of bread pudding.
Classic Apple Pie
Vegetable shortening adds seemingly infinite layers of flakiness to a pie crust that's filled with toothsome apples .
Whiskey Bundt Cake
With its butterscotch flavor, whiskey bundt cake  won't last long at the table.
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Bourbon, pecans, and lemon zest join forces in what's likely to be the best Southern pie  at the table.