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Talk Turkey To Me

BY Chelsey Handley

Thanksgiving is a special time where friends and family gather around the table to give thanks and enjoy a traditional feast. Many dishes served are nostalgic, made with the same love and ingredients that you enjoyed as a child. While we all may have the same tradition of gathering for dinner, what’s served might not look the same on every table. Several Collierville locals have shared their favorite traditional dishes with TourCollierville and now we’re sharing them with you! Happy Eating!


John & Sandy Barrios

  • Roasted Turkey and
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • “Villa” Montana Baked Ham
  • Brown Sugar & Bourbon Glazed Sweet Potatoes topped with Marshmallows
  • Cheesy Corn Casserole
  • Shoe Peg Corn & Green Bean Casserole


Mayor Stan & Linda Joyner

  • Grandma’s White Bread
  • Dressing
  • Spinach & Artichoke Casserole
  • Sweet & Sour Baked Beans
  • Baked Spaghetti Casserole
  • Missi’s Banana Pudding


Collierville Fire Dept. #2

  • Smoked Turkey
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Southern Style Green Beans
  • Pumpkin Pie


Sam & James Taras

  • Meat Dressing with Ground Chuck
  • Spinakopita Peta (Sweet Pumpkin Peta)
  • Kolokithopeta
  • GiGi’s Dressing Patties
  • Cranberry Apple Crunch Crumble
  • Apricot Casserole


Watty Brooks

  • Nanny’s Yeast Rolls
  • Virginia’s Cranberry Salad
  • Momma’s Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Grama’s Cornbread Dressing
  • Amy’s Sweet & Sour
  • Green Beans


Nancy Bassett

  • Turkey & Dressing with Cranberry Sauce
  • Fresh Creamed Corn
  • Lady Finger Peas
  • Candied Apples
  • Fresh Squash Casserole (from the Silver Caboose)
  • Tossed Green Salad (Laura Kay makes the best!)
  • Homemade Rolls with real Butter & Homemade Jam
  • Lane Cake (“the bourbon cooks out”…my Mother says)
  • Chocolate Pie


May/June 2020 Tour Collierville Magazine