This Cranberry Pound Cake is wonderfully dense, moist and loaded with fresh cranberries. Topped with a simple orange glaze, it's perfect for the holidays.

It’s November 1st, and while I’m over the moon about the fact that there is now Christmas music available on satellite radio, we still have another holiday to tackle before we begin decking the halls… and Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away!

While Christmas has my heart as far as holidays go, Thanksgiving is my very favorite food holiday… there is nothing better than hitting the couch on Thanksgiving evening in a total food coma! While turkey is always front and center of the dinner spread, I prefer to take a small piece and fill my plate with a variety of side dishes and of course leave room for dessert(s)!

I have SO MANY Thanksgiving recipes here on the site, but I narrowed them down to my very favorites for you today. [You can find ALL of the turkey day recipes that are on the site here >> Thanksgiving Recipes.]

I hope you find something here that you can add to your menu this year… so many great choices!

Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

1. Aunt Vicki’s Corn & Mixed Vegetable Casserole

2. Broccoli Casserole From Scratch

3. Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin

4. Cheesy Creamed Corn Casserole

5. Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

6. Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

7. Homemade Cranberry Sauce

8. Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

9. Homemade Crescent Rolls

10. How to Make Compound Butter

11. Mashed Sweet Potato Brulee

12. Perfect Mashed Potatoes

13. Pineapple Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

14. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

15. Sausage, Apple & Sage Stuffing

16. Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

17. Sweet Corn Spoon Bread

18. Sweet Potato Gratin with Gruyere

19. Traditional Bread Stuffing

Favorite Thanksgiving Desserts

20. Classic Apple Pie

21. Cranberry-Eggnog Cheesecake

22. Cranberry-Ginger Pear Pie

23. Cranberry Ice Cream Pie

24. Cranberry-Pecan Pound Cake with Praline Frosting

25. Cranberry Pound Cake with Orange Glaze

26. Cranberry Sorbet

27. Cranberry Upside Down Cake

28. Grandma’s “Pillow” Cookies

29. Pecan Pie

30. Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips & Pecans

31. Pumpkin Cheesecake

32. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

33. Pumpkin-Gingerbread Trifle

34. Pumpkin Pie

35. Pumpkin Roll

36. Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie

37. Salted Caramel Apple Pie

38. Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

39. Sweet Potato Pie

TELL ME! What are your must-have dishes at Thanksgiving? Any requests?