Jennifer Davick / Styling Cari South / Food Styling James Schend
A Casual Feast
• Bourbon-Cranberry Turkey Tenderloin
• Anytime Turkey Gravy or
• Roasted Turkey Gravy
• Pecan-Buttermilk Dressing Cakes
• Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans
• Cranberry Sweet Potatoes
• Lemon Rice
• Pecan Cheesecake Pie
• Thanksgiving Sparkler
You can take the girl out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the girl. Just ask Tennessee-born Lauren Wilson, who moved her Memphis roots to San Jose, California, with husband Brian. "I brought my love of entertaining to the West Coast," says Lauren. "Needless to say, we made instant friends by inviting neighbors over for some home cooking."
Ever since, the Wilsons have entertained their California cronies with casseroles, pies, you name it―and the holidays are no exception. "We weren't able to make it to Memphis this time for Thanksgiving because we were expecting our first baby," explains Brian. "But that didn't stop us from celebrating." The couple invited friends over to their house for a fabulous feast.