Two Southern pecan pies in pie plates with a bowl of whipped cream in between them.

Southern Pecan Pie

Though not as sweet as most, this Southern pecan pie is still traditional through and through.

A blue-rimmed porcelain bowl filled with carrot soup topped with chicken and thyme and a lemon wheel.

Carrot Soup with Leftover Chicken

What’s even more stunning about this soup than its vibrant hue and soulful taste is just how magnificently it serves as a vehicle for leftover roast chicken.

A pot of fork-mashed potatoes with a fork resting inside.

Fork-Mashed Potatoes

These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.

A few dollops of cranberry sorbet in a white porcelain bowl.

Cranberry Sorbet

This pretty little number is sweet and tart and sassy enough to hold its own against all manner of menus, whether holiday or more humdrum.

An oval platter with roasted and braised turkey, a dish of stuffing, a bowl of cranberry sauce, a bowl of chestnuts, two glasses of wine, and a small pot of gravy on a wooden table.

Roasted and Braised Turkey

Tender braised dark meat, moist roasted white meat, and skin so crisp you could weep. The best of all parts of the bird…minus the traditional hand-wringing.

Three glasses of Maple Leaf Cocktails on a glass tray with cinnamon sticks

Maple Leaf Cocktail

For this boozy cocktail, bourbon, maple syrup, and lemon juice are shaken and served with a cinnamon stick garnish. Autumn sipping, anyone?

A slice of butternut squash and Parmesan tart on a white plate with a fork and knife, garnished with microgreens.

Butternut Squash and Parmesan Tart

Butternut squash, red onion, and Parmesan cheese make this tart sing–okay, not literally, but it may make you hum a happy little ditty. Ideal for entertaining.