I’m from Maryland and yes, every Thanksgiving sauerkraut is on the menu. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it. The sour, crunchy cabbage flavors somehow meld with our family Thanksgiving favorites.

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I saw this article on the NY Times website, “Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States” and started scrolling through. The first state featured? Maryland. And what do you know? Sauerkraut was the featured recipe. I thought this was a nice little read before Thanksgiving as we start envisioning all the amazingly delicious food that will be scattered across our tables in just seven days. Man, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

As I scrolled through, several recipes caught my eye. Pecan Pie Bites with Gravy made with leftover gravy sounded pretty darn delicious. St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake was another. Clearly I’m digging the sweets. ;) On the savory side, Sweet Potato Cornbread, Glazed Bacon and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Peanut Vinaigrette sounded good. And Vermont Cheddar Mashed Potatoes? Yes, please.

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In honor of Thanksgiving, exactly one week away, read up. You may find a new dish to add to your table come Thursday. Bon appetit everyone and have a wonderful day with your loved ones!

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