questions(that time again) what is your specialty dish you…

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I make an amazing corn casserole. It's the bees knees.... I could eat just that and be completely content. I even finish it off at the end with shredded cheddar on top (last 10minutes).

MMMMM now I am hungry

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My mom makes some chicken and dumplins that are out-of-this-world. She makes them every year and every year that's all I eat for about 2-3 days (until they're gone).

Personally, I have never cooked any signature dishes for Thanksgiving. I've helped others quite a few times, but I don't count mashed potatoes as a unique dish.

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@capguncowboy: LOL on that. We usually contribute canned corn. BTW, I LOVE chicken and dumplings.

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I like everything on that Thanksgiving Day dinner table. It's the only meal where I don't care if everything on my plate touches each other.

I can't wait!

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@capguncowboy: never had homemade chicken and dumplings, it sounds good, man im missing out =(

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Generally I do the whole spread...not sure if I have a specialty dish, I tend to stick with the classics.
The expected menu is:
Ham w/brown sugar & maple glaze
Smoked turkey breast
Stuffing/Dressing
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Candied yams with toasted marshmallow top
1 or 2 vegetables (usually corn or green beans w/bacon and onions)
Cranberry sauce
Fruit salad
Fresh baked bread
and Dessert is almost always homemade sweet potato pie and cheesecake.

I toss in other munchies like chips/vegetables and dip or stuffed celery when I have time.

The BEST holiday meals at our house are utter bedlam with grandbabies running amok, video games at full volume and me in the kitchen experiencing total bliss. :-)

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Cajun fried turkey.

I love turkey, but this takes the prize EVERY Thanksgiving.

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i've never had turducken.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... but i REALLY REALLY want to.

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I have started making a Cambodian dish for dessert. It's basically a small sugar pumpkin or butternut squash (with seeds removed) filled with a mixture of eggs, coconut milk and sugar. The whole thing is steamed. I usually buy a medium sized sugar pumpkin (there's only two of us) but I love the idea of making everyone their own little pumpkins. This year, I think I'm going to try adding some cinnamon also.

Some pics:

Mine:

And this one is from this site which has the recipe 1/2 way down the page: http://theasiangrandmotherscookbook.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/pumpkin-time/

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hmmmm some good sounding stuff. I'm really hungry now :-)

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Mashed potatoes, turkey and fresh bread. Sometime dumplings.

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That ambrosia stuff! SO good :) I can't say that the pilgrims enjoyed ambrosia and green bean casserole out on Plymouth Rock, but they're definitely big favorites of mine!

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I have a new recipe, for homemade dinner rolls, that I'm going to try this year. If successful--goodbye diet!

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My gourmet meal is centered around a brined turkey and out of this world cheesecake. Depending on crowd it's probably supplemented with home made mashed taters and stove top stuffing. And I'll make this about 4-6 times per year :)

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Loaded baked potato salad. Made it once four years ago and am now "obligated" to continue to do so.

Potatoes, mayo, sour cream, shredded cheddar, bacon, and a little bit of sugar... Good enough to have your family demand every year, make at your own risk.