Casual Texas Thanksgiving Menu

Chef Maiya Keck of Marfa, Texas, shares her relaxed feast with family and friends. (Serves 10 to 12)

Roasted Turkey Stuffed with Hazelnut Dressing

Fast Simple Syrup: To use in the Sparkling Sipper. Bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil, stirring often, 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool completely. You can also find bottled simple syrup, such as Stirrings, in larger supermarkets.

Coffee-Bourbon Ice Cream: Add a scoop to the adults' apple tart. Drizzle premium bourbon, such as Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, over a scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream. Sprinkle with freshly, finely ground coffee.

Southern Living, November 2010