For all the years that I’ve fixed Thanksgiving my kids especially have been adamant about keeping it traditional: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. They are inventive and creative eaters and cooks every other day of the year but you don’t mess with their Thanksgiving menu.

How about your family?? Sound familiar?? Well here are some appetizer and starter dishes that I’ve been able to slip in over the years that now show up on the table too. Hope you’ll enjoy them and that they’ll become part of your tradition.