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As one of the biggest meals of the year approaches, search through our roundup of Thanksgiving worthy recipes to fill your family's table with plenty of nourishing and comforting dishes.
Let the bird take center stage this Thanksgiving with fail-proof instructions from Big Cedar Lodge’s executive chef Mike Halbert.
Learn how to make MaMa Jean's Market and Deli's turkey recipe. It makes for the perfect Thanksgiving meal.
Learn about local purveyors of free-range turkeys, and find out how you can order one for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Dressed to impress! Fresh, local ingredients and a few simple tricks are all you need to make the perfect Thanksgiving stuffing.
Shake things up this Thanksgiving and give a new stuffing recipe a whirl. Choose from oyster and bacon stuffing, orange and pomegranate stuffing, and a gluten-free option featuring herbs and cornbread.
Katie Baker of The Gracious Plate shares her recipe for polenta stuffing that you can serve at Thanksgiving as a great gluten free alternative to traditional stuffing.
Step up everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas savory staple with a fail-proof mashed potato recipe and tips from Executive Chef Robert Stricklin.
There's nothing quite like creamy and cheesy potatoes straight out of the oven. Step it up a notch with this Parisian twist. Recipe courtesy Viking Cooking School.
Step up everyone’s favorite savory staple with a fail-proof mashed potato recipe. Recipe by Executive Chef Robert Stricklin of The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks.
A side dish made with potatoes and cheese that pairs perfectly with cordon bleu.
A simple, yet elevated and special green bean recipe. Recipe by Nicola Gilardi of Nicola's Ristorante.
Ultimate comfort in casserole form. Recipe courtesy Joan Whitaker.
Brown sugar and orange marmalade sweeten this carrot dish. Recipe courtesy The Food Channel.
A simple side dish that is anything but bland or boring. Recipe by Vivian Wheeler.
Fresh cranberries, jalapeños and cilantro combine to make this fresh cranberry relish recipe by Savannah Waszczuk.
Veggies and poultry aren’t the only foods that shine at Thanksgiving. Work some color—and flavor—into your dinner table with tart, tiny cranberries.
Fill up on weekly kitchen experiments, recipes and local cooking tips from our assistant editor, Ettie Berneking.
This pie really is a breeze. Once the crust is rolled out and fitted into the pie pan, the filling takes a mere five minutes to whip up and pour in.
Plus an applesauce recipe from apple pro Elizabeth Aselage of A&A Orchard.
A dessert pizza you're sure to love. Recipe courtesy of The Food Channel.
Lightly nutty, these shortbread cookies are a breeze to make and would be Insta-worthy with a coating of royal icing.
Learn how to make an easy galette with fresh Ozarks apples. Recipe courtesy Katie Kring.
Pear season in Missouri is late summer through fall, and chef Craig von Foerster at Harvest has a brown butter riesling poached kieffer pear tart recipe that will have your guests asking for seconds and have you feeling like a pro in the kitchen.
All you need to have on-hand for this apple crisp are a few apples, oats, flour, butter, sugar, brown sugar, salt and whatever fall spices you wish to incorporate. Simple and delicious, this recipe is frill-free.
Dark chocolate truffles get a boozy kick with whiskey. Recipe by Rose Marthis, adapted from gimmesomeoven.com.
Welcome guests into your home with a seasonal, cranberry cocktail provided by the experts at Scotch & Soda.
Leave out the bourbon, and you've got yourself a kid-friendly concoction.
The Point Judith—a seasonal cocktail at The Royal—is a spicy, citrusy fall treat.
This bourbon-based and cinnamon-spiked recipe is a perfect evening drink to enjoy beside a roaring fire.
The Traveling Tin Co.'s version of a classic hot toddy is a fun, cozy drink perfect to sip on. This common cold home remedy has more appeal than that. It will keep you warm in the brisk winter months like no other!
On Civil Kitchen's seasonal cocktail menu this year is a warm, spicy, Pumpkin Spiked Latte—a boozy twist on a fall favorite.
Hotel Vandivort's lead mixologist Beau Norman puts a spin on the classic Old Fashioned in this autumn-inspired cocktail served at The Order.
With a little patience, you can shake up your cocktail game this season by infusing your own gin. Mix it into your favorite cocktail, serve it with tonic water or sip it on the rocks for an easy-to-make drink that’s sure to impress.
Fruit does belong on your sandwich. Recipe courtesy Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House.
Four ingredients are all you need to make an amazing chicken stock thanks to Anthony Kurpjuweit at Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub.
Dried fruit adds extra convenience to this hearty bowl of breakfast oats. Recipe courtesy of The Food Channel.
Turn kitchen scraps and dinner leftovers into a pot of liquid gold by whipping up a batch of bone broth with help from private chef Anna Davis.
The sister duo behind Clover Lane blog shares their tips for pulling together a brilliantly fall tablescape.
For your fall time gatherings, find something unexpected to use in your table settings.
Stevie Rozean, owner and creative coordinator of Wildly Collective, shares some inspirational tablescape design ideas.
Not feeling up to the task of cooking all or part of your Thanksgiving meal? There are plenty of local restaurants, caterers and bakeries that offer options so you can mix and match the perfect menu.
Sit back, prop up your feet and enjoy this sugar-spun story filled with the best desserts of southwest Missouri.
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