Five on Friday! Thanksgiving Edition!

This edition of 5 on Friday I wanted to highlight on delicious Thanksgiving food! 
1. Starting with a great festive appetizer is this Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip. I made this last year to snack on before the big meal and it was a huge hit! It makes enough for two batches of dip, so you could always divide the recipe and save the rest for later! It would probably be awesome on a leftover turkey sandwich too!

 2. Our favorite family recipe for mac and cheese. It is infamous in these parts. FYI this is not a photo of my mac and cheese because it is always devoured before I remember to take a picture!
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3. Our family is usually very traditional in the pies that we make for Thanksgiving, but this year I want to branch out and make this Hot Fudge Pie I saw in the December 2013 Southern Living.
4. Black Friday shopping - As fun as Black Friday shopping has always been for us, I don't think we will be venturing out this year. I think opening on Thanksgiving night takes the excitement and rush out of getting up at the crack of dawn to scour good deals. I also have a feeling that a lot of things may be picked over by the next morning. It is sad when a good thing is ruined just to get a few additional shopping hours in.

5. Does anyone else's Thanksgiving tradition involve the Westminster Dog Show? I always cheer for the Boston Terriers!