Okay chefs, start your electric knives and blenders: I spent this morning tagging things from our old Well Fed Buff feature (once a "category") with the Well Fed Buff tag, so now you can easily browse all four pages of WFB recipes reaching back to 2007.
Now, I've wrapped up a little Thanksgiving bonus in the form of a roundup of Well Fed Buff recipes that would make great additions to your Pilgrim's Bounty lineup. Let's start off with these dishes perfect for accompanying your Thanksgiving feast.
Oronok Tubers Old-school skinners will recognize Shadowmoon Valley's Oronok Torn-heart as that cool guy by all the boars who'll buy your greys, sell you water, repair your gear and even give you a hefty heal when your hit points run low. Questers will recognize Oronok as "the tuber guy." Following Oronok's lead, if mashed potatos are too bland for your taste, spice things up with these spicy roasted root vegetables.
Cranberry Chutney Zarhym may not care for cranberries, but we do -- so no more jiggly cranberry sauce out of the can, okay?
Dalaran Applesauce Here's a healthy side dish that won't take up any space on the stove or in the oven. Simmer this up in a slow cooker in a quiet corner and enjoy as a side dish or even as a pie topping.
Pre-feast and post-feast munchies
Half a Lovely Apple ... with Bacon When the feast isn't ready yet but the vultures are hovering, fend them off with these quick and easy treats that will hold them over until dinner time.
Night Dragon's Breath Dip Who here remembers when dedicated raiders farmed these up before raid nights? It was an obsession -- and so will this decadent broccoli cheese dip be, once you try it. Sure, the Velveeta isn't healthy by a long shot, but what were you expecting from a dish out of Felwood?
Monster Omelet If you're really not into leftovers for breakfast, whip up a Monster Omelet. Ding, you just gained faction.
Spicy Dwarven Cocoa The forges of Ironforge must have inspired this dwarven classic. I feel warmer inside just from reading the name of the recipe, don't you?
Rock-Salted Pretzels These are so, so easy and so, so fun to make, and you've probably already got the ingredients on hand. If the family's getting bored after the feast has come and gone, get back into the kitchen and shape some WoW-inspired pretzels -- all specs, all flavors.
Sideways Snowman The first WoW-themed alcoholic drink we ever featured was actually sent in by a reader.
Cherry Grog There's nothing dire at all about this Dire Maul beverage. We offer both hot and cold versions.
Fizzy Faire Drinks How could anything from the Darkmoon Faire not be fun at a gathering of family and friends?
Well-Watered Buff This collection was assembled for BlizzCon 2013 with drinks themed for each faction, many familiar faces from within Azeroth, and even WoW Insider staff members. There's a drink here for everyone. (Well, everyone over age 21, anyway.) Cheers!
Image: Orin ZebestHoliday desserts
Winter's Veil Bark More suitable for the coming December holidays, I'm not against delicious desserts any time friends and family are gathered. This minty chocolate treat looks great piled on a plate on your holiday sideboard.
Maiev's Grudge It's peanut butter cups pumped up with Power Infusion -- and you'll feel like you've just blown your cooldown if you eat more than a square or two.
Tauren Toenails How does a tauren hide in a cherry tree? He paints his hooves red. Chocolate-covered strawberries may not be an effective form of stealth, but they sure taste good.
Moonbrook Riot Taffy Looking for something to do with the family once the feast is over? There's science in this here cooking project -- fun for all ages.
Whether you're spending your holiday enjoying Pilgrim's Bounty in Azeroth or Thanksgiving out on Earth -- or both -- we wish you a delicious time courtesy of the Well Fed Buff!