And of course, there will be pie. Lots of pie. There aren’t any pumpkin pie fanatics in this house, which means that a list of excellent, fun pies is in the works: triple creme brie tart with red wine fig compote, goat cheese cranberry cheesecake, ooey gooey chocolate caramel tart, sweet potato buttermilk pie, and maybe a chocolate-drizzled salty caramel nut tart. Dave is threatening to teach me how to make chocolate cheesecake, and of course maple syrup abounds, so we might rustle up a maple creme pie of sorts too.
If you, like me, are an artful procrastinator and have yet to nail down your menu, have a look around the ol’ archives to see if there’s anything that fits your table. There’s cheesy, savory, chocolatey, salty sweet, super sweet, and an effort to hit everything in between. If pie isn’t your thing, check out the salted caramel pumpkin roll with brandied whipped cream, the walnut and cream cheese cookie sandwiches, or, if you’re out west, these pumpkin bourbon ice cream sandwiches. There’s a supremely delicious applesauce Bundt cake with caramel glaze and some simple jammy date and fig cookies that could fit the bill. And wherever you’re celebrating this year, I wish you a magical Thanksgiving and the most bountiful, scrumptious of spreads!