Photos: A Northeastern Thanksgiving

Cozy up with comforting dishes featuring regional ingredients, like maple syrup, cranberries and sharp Vermont cheddar.

Green Bean and Mushroom Salad

Toss crisp-tender green beans and thinly sliced mushrooms with a lemony vinaigrette for a fresh take on that classic Thanksgiving casserole. Top the salad with toasted walnuts for added texture.

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Cheddar and Hard Cider Fondue

Melt Vermont cheddar into warmed hard cider and chicken broth, then serve with your favorite dippers: Try chicken sausage, bread chunks, potatoes, pears, apples or pretzels.

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Anne's Chestnut-Potato Puree

Anne mixes chestnuts into her potato puree, giving it a rich, restaurant-quality twist.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Topped with bourbon-spiked whipped cream and candied pecans, this classic sweet potato pie will be the star of your dessert table. Make the crust up to a month before Thanksgiving; store the candied pecans for up to two weeks.

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