If you're the ring leader of a turkey day gathering, you might try choosing a fun flavor theme to help guests choose a recipe to bring. For example, themes could be traditional, low-country, or as we've done here – Italian. Plan on making the Sesame-Crusted Turkey Mignons and angel hair pasta yourself. Guests can bring the other dishes. They are all easy to tote. Ask folks who shy away from cooking to bring wine, or crusty loaves of bread and olive oil for dipping, or a CD of Italian tunes. Serves 8.•Lemon-Basil AntipastoBaby Elephant Ears ProcençaleCaesar Salad•Sesame-Crusted Turkey Mignons (To serve 8, make 2 recipes)•Angel hair pastaCarrot Cake with Madeira Syrup and Vanilla Ice CreamRaspberry Tiramisù Bites

Updated: October 12, 2014

By: Shirley Harrington, Senior Food Editor