I thought I would share two of the recipes from my Family Cookbook. Growing up, we had these sides at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The first recipe is my Grandmother's Dressing. We called it "dressing" not "stuffing". We did not stuff the bird. Instead, we made the bread "dressing" in a cake or brown pan. And, like brownies, we cut the dressing into squares. If you haven't had dressing this way you may want to try it. Of course, the gravy makes it!
Thanksgiving would not be complete without sweet potatoes. Preferably whipped into a sweet delight. My mother made the Sweet Potato Casserole below. As a teenager, it became a signature side dish that I would make. I've made this without the topping as well and it is still good.