We asked on Facebook: What is your must-have, go-to Thanksgiving dish?
My Granny’s sweet potato casserole and PawPaw’s fried turkey.
Shrimp Mirliton! (shrimp and squash stuffing). My mom always had this on the table and was a fantastic Cajun alternative to traditional stuffing.
Grandma’s seasoned crouton and meat dressing. Half ground beef, half ground Italian sausage, crushed walnuts, diced green apple, diced celery and onion, turkey stock and seasoning. All family and non-family members love it. Moist and delicious.
Oyster dressing. All other dressings are half made!
My Mom’s cornbread dressing. She’s gone now, but I remember how to make it. And I inherited the baking pan she used! Her secret was to put the celery and onion in the cornbread (recipe from scratch of course) and then bake it. Has to set out over night to dry out. Then, mix up the recipe and bake once more. Delicious!
It’s not Thanksgiving without Franie Rochkind’s oyster dressing!
We always need the Pieri Sisters meat dressing.
Andrea Pieri Sunseri
My Grandma Trudy’s oyster
Cranberry sauce (Pioneer Woman’s recipe), spicy creamed corn and pumpkin pie. All homemade. And a good pinot to wash it down.
Homemade dinner rolls. Takes all day for the dough to rise, but the smell when they are cooking reminds me of the Ball High breezeway in 1979! That is one of my favorite childhood smells.
My mom’s cornbread dressing that my daughter now makes since my mom can no longer cook.
Kathy Silva Garza
Candied yams with marshmallows.
Crawdads and cornbread casserole.
Patti Gorom Landers
Stuffing/dressing, cornbread, Cajun turkey, ambrosia, pumpkin bread and several varieties of pie.
A stuffed flounder for my pescatarian daughter.
Stuffed flounder, oyster stuffing on the side.
Deviled eggs with crumbled bacon on top.
Roasted turkey, but it needs to be moist. And, good homemade dressing!
Grand Marnier cranberries and pecan pie.
My Mimi’s Green Jell-O salad made with cottage cheese, pecans and pineapple! I am pretty sure I was the only person at the kid’s table that enjoyed it!
Sweet potato casserole — mine with extra chopped pecans.
Corn casserole and homemade mac-and-cheese.
Fried corn from my wonderful mother-in-law Faye Daughtry’s recipe. We miss her so much.
Shari Brasher Daughtry
My Mom’s buttermilk pie and maple pecan pie can’t be beat! Gaido’s pecan pie is a good substitute, though.
Pie! Pumpkin and pecan!
Sweet potato casserole with brown sugar, butter, pecans, splash of orange juice and topped with marshmallows!