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Beyond Cranberry Sauce: How to Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner

By November 7, 2019 Holiday Menus

Although it may seem as though the year has just begun, we’re nearing the end and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. This means cooking, getting your home ready for guests or for some, traveling to visit relatives near and far. This time of the year is special and should be celebrated as such! If you’re planning on hosting Thanksgiving this year and want to think outside the box when it comes to your menu, we’re ready to help! When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, it’s expected that there will be turkey, stuffing and the whole nine yards, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t throw in some twists when it comes to your spread. So, think beyond cranberry sauce…here’s how to spice up your Thanksgiving dinner!

Amazing Appetizers

Thanksgiving dinner can be quite the undertaking. The prepping, the chopping, the measuring, more chopping…it can be a lot to handle. That’s why having some appetizers at the ready can keep your guests from peeking in the kitchen and stealing a premature bite or two. Make-ahead appetizers are perfect for this particular holiday and so are those that you can whip up in just a few minutes. Try these fun and quick apps to keep your hungry guests at bay:

Quick, easy and fun, these appetizers are ready in a flash, so that you can focus on the main course and all of the things you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Savory Side Dishes

The quintessential Thanksgiving meal consists of the staples: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the works. We say spice things up a bit by adding in some unique offerings to your guests such as:

Adding in just one or two of these unique options to your Thanksgiving menu will have your guests coming back for seconds…and thirds!

Daring Desserts

Finishing off your Thanksgiving spread with a sweet treat or two is divine and an important part of your menu! So think beyond pumpkin and pecan pie (although these are delicious too!) and don’t be afraid to add in some of these ideas to your dessert table:

These not only showcase the spices of the season perfectly, they’re also easy to make ahead of time, like the night before, so that you can focus on what you need to accomplish on Thanksgiving day.

Your Thanksgiving Feast

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there are so many different ways to incorporate unique foods into your menu. We always say to think outside the box and Thanksgiving is no exception! Wow your guests, tantalize their palates and sit back and enjoy the season!

Team Crave is ready to help you create something exceptional! Need a little extra help this Thanksgiving? Crave Culinaire is now accepting Thanksgiving orders. Orders must be received by November 22nd. Visit for more information!

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