As holidays go, Thanksgiving is pretty fantastic. After all, it’s about giving thanks for your many blessings, spending time with loved ones, and eating massive quantities of mouthwatering food. Tryptophan comas all around!

The Restaurant at Goodstone

The Restaurant at Goodstone

But for even the best of chefs it can be intimidating to feed family and friends on such a high stakes occasion. No one forgets Thanksgiving dinner – particularly a Thanksgiving dinner disaster. Luckily, there are lots of resources out there for fantastic recipes sure to please everyone at your table. And yes, that includes your eternally-critical mother-in-law.

To make sure everything goes smoothly on the big day, we’ve gathered some foolproof recipes from Loudoun County restaurants and chefs. Some even come with video tutorials!

Enjoy, and let us know how your Turkey Day turns out!

Goodstone's Duck Liver Pate (PDF) Goodstone's Potato Parmesan Pave (PDF) National Conference Center’s Savory Sweet Potato National Conference Center’s Kid-Friendly Brussels Sprouts National Conference Center’s Stuffing National Conference Center’s Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake