Master Thanksgiving

Master Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and that means it's time to put those final touches on your menu. Needing some foodie inspiration? Check out our list of delicious bites:


The Appetizer:

Smoked Salmon. Tasty, easy to put together, and a classic "get together" staple people know and love. Easy to serve with some crackers or flatbread with cream cheese, capers, and red onion, a Salmon appetizer is a great start to a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner.


Or try . . . 

Butternut Squash Soup. This cool-weather classic is the perfect sit-down appetizer: for when your party is at the table, but the turkey is still being carved. Serve from a pumpkin bowl (there are some great options at Williams-Sanoma and Crate & Barrel) for an additional decorative flair.

Stuffed Mushrooms. Served as a great appetizer or side dish, stuffed mushrooms offer the dark and rich savory flavors that are sure to get those taste-buds going!


The Main Course:

Turkey with stuffing and gravy: It's the iconic and mouth-watering addition to any classic American Thanksgiving table. Oh and the best part? It's not terribly hard to make, either! Nothing beats carving a beautifully-browned Turkey, and this easy recipe will take the stress out of your planning.


Or try . . .

Cranberry-stuffed Cornish game hens. If you're confident in your kitchen and ready to try something impressive, give this recipe a whirl! It's true that most people expect the Turkey, so serving these delectable Cornish Game Hens will bring a smile and full belly to each guest at your table.

The easy route: An already cooked, Virginia Smokehouse Ham. Needing to minimize stress and still serve dinner? No problem! Ordering a professionally cooked ham is a great way to eat well, without all the prep work. Neiman Marcus also has a classic honey-glazed ham, if you prefer a sweeter touch.


The Dessert:

Pumpkin Pie. Just like the Turkey, love it or hate it, a pumpkin pie is an iconic Thanksgiving dessert. There are tons of great store-bought options, but nothing beats the touch of homemade.


Or try . . .

Apple pie: Typically the alternative to pumpkin pie, this easy and delicious apple pie recipe will be an instant classic. The only downside, is your guests will want you to make it again next year. Serve with vanilla-bean ice cream.

Snicker-doodle Cheesecake Bars. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Having some sweet options that aren't pies can sometimes be a challenge. If you have people uninterested in a pumpkin or apple option, they will surely appreciate this!


We know this Thanksgiving is going to be your best yet! If you're eager to celebrate in a new dining room, then head over to RUECKERT + STEWART, and tour their selection of fine homes!