Brandy and Orange-Mashed Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups: A huge improvement over the gnocchi. We used cognac for brandy and some bizarre combination of milk ingredients (in lieu of heavy cream, unavailable). These look kind of muffin-y but aren't. More like sweet potato casserole. I might try putting a mini marshmallow and a pecan on top. Deeeeelish and as an added benefit, pretty darn cute, too!
Cornbread Stuffing: We didn't have access to sage or sausage, so I ended up using rosemary, thyme, and some kind of spicy hot dog (chopped up). Can you believe that it actually turned out tasty? I think it was partially because of the awesome cornbread we put in it (1/2 the recipe). This recipe still fell short of the one my aunt Nancy gave me. Comparing the two, I think I will add pecans on Thursday and also, if I can find them in Lima, sage and dried cherries or cranberries. Hopefully I can improve on the spicy hot dog, too :-)