Photos: A Southern Thanksgiving Spread

Celebrate the flavors of the South with down-home classics from Paula, Claire and the Neelys.

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Photo By: Marcus Nilsson

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Bourbon Coolers

Start your Southern-style soiree with this simple cocktail: Mix bourbon, orange juice and maple syrup for sweetness, then top off with your favorite sparkling white wine and an orange twist.

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Emeril's Cornbread and Andouille Dressing

Cornbread dressing is a Southern classic, but Emeril kicks his up with andouille sausage and fresh thyme. Make the cornbread the day before Thanksgiving.

Green Tomato and Vidalia Onion Gratin

Claire's 5-ingredient gratin has all the essentials of a rich Southern dish: bacon, green tomatoes, onion and a crunchy, bubbly breadcrumb-cheddar topping.

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Bourbon Praline Cake

A hybrid between a pecan pie and an upside-down cake, this dessert's sweet caramel topping and buttermilk-bourbon cake is a decadent finish to a Thanksgiving feast. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Get the Recipe: Bourbon Praline Cake