A classic roast turkey is great. It's just not nearly as tasty as this deep fried turkey with a southern rub. Sure, you need a propane turkey frier and approximately four gallons of peanut oil, but it's 100% worth it for that crispy, tryptophan-y goodness. You can find the recipe here.
The classic sweet potato casserole usually has marshmallow on top and sadness underneath. Kick it up a notch with these sweet potato fritters: a new, exciting way to experience everyone's favorite Thanksgiving vegetable. Thanks My Lovely Little Lunchbox for the recipe!
Apple pie is the most American dessert out there, and salted caramel is the most delicious food fad of today. Combine the two, and mwah! You'll be kissing a pie, which is a little weird, but you won't be able to help it. Sally's Baking Addiction has the recipe, and now you do too!
Stuffing is one of the most delicious side dishes of Thanksgiving, but it can also be the soggiest. This recipe promises a "crispy" texture, plus the magic of porcini mushrooms and the holiday nut of all holiday nuts: chestnuts. Count me in.
Pecan pie is a traditional Thanksgiving dessert. But if you snazz it up with this cheesecake version, you'll be elected President of Thanksgiving Desserts. It's a thing. This recipe is courtesy of Lady Behind the Curtain.
Those tiny cabbages of goodness are a staple of fall cooking. Whether you enjoy them on their own or not, nothing was ever made worse by the addition of cheese and bacon. Thank you Closet Cooking for the recipe.
Butternut squash is healthier, just as delicious as, and more vibrantly orange than potatoes. So why not substitute (or at least augment your mashed veggie game) with this delicious dish? Cook's Country has the recipe.