Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. Yes, we cherish time spent with loved ones and yes, we’re soaking up every last ounce of autumn before the air turns bitter. But, if we’re being brutally honest, we just really love the food. What’s better than a perfectly golden turkey? We can practically smell the apple pie now. Since we already have your mouths watering, we’ll go ahead and serve up our Thanksgiving edition of #FoodPorn (complete with recipes, so Grandma can’t say you bring nothing to the table.)

Starters

Cornucopia Crudité

Source: Snacking in the Kitchen

A clever way to serve up the typical veggie, fruit or cheese platter. Click here for the recipe.

Turkey Cheese Ball

Source: Taste of Home

This recipe won't ruffle your feathers - find out how to make it here

The Main Attraction

The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Source: Lea's Cooking via Foodie

This bird is the word. The unique mix of spices and addition of apples are what make the recipe top turkey.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Source: Food and Wine

It may taste like dessert, but we'll call it a side so we can eat it sooner. 

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Source: Wellness Mama via GigMasters.com

We promise, you won't miss the sugar one bit. For even more diet-friendly Thanksgiving eats, check out this great round-up of recipes.

Happy Endings

Carrot Cake

Source: Foodie.com

If you cover anything in cream cheese frosting, it's bound to be delicious. This cake is no exception!

Colorful Cookies

Source: A Helicopter Mom via Foodie

If you're feeling crafty, break out the food coloring and get to work decorating these fluffy fall sugar cookies. 

Seasonal Sips

Caramel Apple Sangria

Source: Foodie

Who said sangria has to be reserved for summer? Apples and cinnamon give this drink a fall twist.

Fall Brew

Source: Zevia

Rum and lemon lime soda form a surprisingly scrumptious pair in this cocktail. View  the recipe here.

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Not sure about the portion sizes for these scrumptious servings? Check out this handy Thanksgiving Dinner Portion Planner, courtesy of Food Network. And remember, if you gobble up any of these delectable dishes, don’t forget to send us pictures! Or an invitation.