Tre Wilcox’s Dressing
Let’s start with the stuffing. Tre Wilcox (Marquee Grill, Dallas) is a wizard with the starchy sides. This Award-Winning Cornbread-Dressing recipe has a spicy jalapeño kick and the southern flavor of bacon and cheddar. You can’t go wrong with a combination like that! For another inventive take on the holiday carbs, try his Southwestern-Inspired Bread Pudding, featuring flavors like cilantro, chili powder, bell pepper and cumin.
Sarah Grueneberg’s Stuffed Cabbage
Speaking of stuffing, Sarah Grueneberg of Chicago’s Spiaggia, has a hearty dish that makes the most of seasonal cabbage. Her Stuffed Cabbage with Rosemary Brown Butter and Parmigiano Reggiano is rustic and aromatic – not to mention simple!
Sarah Grueneberg’s Cranberry-Orange Mostarda
Taking a cue from traditional Italian recipes, Sarah puts a unique Thanksgiving twist on the candied fruit condiment mostarda. Her cranberry-orange rendition is a bright accompaniment to any turkey and offers an unexpectedly piquant flavor to the typically rich flavors on your holiday table.