(Family Features) Well worth the 364-day wait, the time-honored bounty of Thanksgiving dinner rouses eager anticipation for weeks in advance of the big day. Whether you're a seasoned dinner host or an eager first-timer, treat your guests to an unforgettable feast - from the main attraction all the way through to dessert.
To help simplify the planning process, McCormick is counting down to Feast Day, sharing inspiring recipes and helpful tips at www.Facebook.com/McCormickSpice. In a series of themes, the Countdown will guide you through the meal's most essential elements, from spectacular side dishes, turkey and gravy preparation to the pie.
"The Thanksgiving table is filled with favorite dishes - and it's the signature twists on those favorites that can make them stand out," says chef Mark Garcia of the McCormick Test Kitchen. "The key to the most memorable food experiences is to make sure every bite is bursting with flavor. Ginger is the special touch in sweet potatoes, vanilla helps create a luscious chocolate pecan pie and sage makes the turkey worthy of Turkey Day."
Join the "Countdown to Feast Day" to share your own ideas for an unforgettable feast while the helpful flavor experts at McCormick answer questions, offer tips and provide daily support in anticipation of the big day.
For more Thanksgiving inspiration and recipes visit www.mccormick.com. Let the countdown begin!