It probably goes without saying, but all the editors at Pillsbury are crazy about cooking, baking and making. It’s typical for us to be trying new recipes and reading our favorite food publications and blogs, even when we’re off the clock.
This fall, we had a meeting of the minds about our perfect Thanksgiving menu – from salad to pie and everything in between. Here are five of our favorite recipes for a hearty Thanksgiving feast.
Autumn Chopped Salad
Food editor Madison Mayberry’s favorite Thanksgiving dish is her mom’s famous autumn chopped salad . “Salad isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind as a Thanksgiving staple, but I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t go crazy for this dish,” she says. It’s made from a romaine lettuce base, then topped with sweetened dried cranberries, feta cheese, chopped pears, pecans and bacon. “What really makes this salad great is the dressing mixture. Combining poppy seed dressing with balsamic vinaigrette gives you the perfect sweet and tangy topper.”