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A Dinner Party Pro Shares Her Thanksgiving Potluck Menu

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Modern Potluck, the new cookbook from food writer, recipe developer, and food world long-timer Kristin Donnelly, is all about making dinner parties—the kind where you want to impress lots of folks but also keep it all together (mentally and physically)—less stressful and more doable.

Modern Potluck: Beautiful Recipes to Share, Signed Copy

Modern Potluck: Beautiful Recipes to Share, Signed Copy

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A Potluck Pro's 15 Crowd-Friendly Picks From Our Shop

A Potluck Pro's 15 Crowd-Friendly Picks From Our Shop by Kristin Donnelly

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Sounds like the kind of advice and recipes you need for Thanksgiving, right?

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So we asked Kristin, dinner party organizer-and-navigator extraordinaire, to use the Thanksgiving Menu Genie to craft the kind of plan she'd put in place for her own feast.

Take a look at a few of the recipes she selected below, then peruse her whole menu here. We're hoping she'll share the link with friends, make sure everyone's dietary whims are accounted for, and then turn the whole party into a joyful potluck.

Kale Salad with Apples and Hazelnuts

Kale Salad with Apples and Hazelnuts by Amanda Hesser

Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut Pesto

Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut ... by melissav

Wintry Corn Bread Pudding

Wintry Corn Bread Pudding by hardlikearmour

Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze

Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze by Merrill Stubbs

Do you organize Thanksgiving as a potluck or do you cook the whole meal yourself? Tell us your philosophy in the comments!


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