Over the years we have published our favorites in the recipe section of our website. As a bonus – all can be made the day before. Here are a few of them. Happy Thanksgiving!


Buffalo Chicken Dip


Three of our favorite dips to serve before the meal are chilled crab(pictured), hot artichoke, and Buffalo. Can’t decide? Why not offer them all?


Mrs Kinney's Green Beans


Mrs. Kinney’s Green Beans and Mrs. Haney’s Sweet Potatoes are traditional favorites –  and make great leftovers! Prepare the night before and pop into the oven when guests arrive.



Funeral Potatoes

Quick-Start Your Morning

Who wants to make breakfast Thanksgiving morning? Make these the night before and put them in the oven first thing – Funeral Potatoes (pictured) and Featherbed eggs.


Thanksgiving dinner offers an array of foods quite unlike any other meal. Sweet, sour, salty, fatty, and savory dishes share the same plate, making wine pairing difficult. Over the years I have shared different approaches to pairing wine with Thanksgiving – the sommelier methodand an in-the-mood method. As I grow older, I tend to favor the latter for the memories the wine brings out.

From all of us at Occasio Winery, we wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving.