pate and cheese log

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The Appetizers
Keep your guests happy while they wait for the main meal with a slightly spicy salmon pâté and a cheese log livened up by a bit of bourbon.

Get the recipe: Smoked Salmon Pâté and Blue Cheese and Bourbon Log


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The Bird
The star of the show will be extra tender with a little bit of a kick thanks to a buttermilk marinade that also contains soy sauce and red pepper flakes.

Get the recipe: Buttermilk-Marinated Turkey Recipe
mashed potatoes

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The Side Dish
Creamy mashed potatoes get extra flavor from plenty of garlic. For a more rustic dish, leave on the potato skin.

Get the recipe: Garlic-Parsley Mashed Potatoes

apple-cranberry crumb pie

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Don't Forget Dessert!
Cranberries are a tart addition to classic apple pie. Don't worry if the filling is piled sky-high; the apples soften and cook down in the oven.

Get the recipe: Apple-Cranberry Crumb Pie

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