This year I am hosting Thanksgiving and I am excited to have the family over. It's nice because we all contribute to the big meal. This year I am making a side that has been at our Thanksgiving table for years. What's your favorite Thanksgiving recipe? My grandmother, who is 102, always had fresh cranberry sauce on our Thanksgiving table. Yes we did also have the one straight from the can, but she would make hers with fresh cranberries, orange zest, lemon and lots of love. Here is the recipe I will be using to recreate Nana's cranberry sauce at this year's Thanksgiving.

What are some of your favorite recipes for Thanksgiving dinner? What are your family staples that always have to be on the table?

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