Sidestep tradition slightly with new appetizers, sweets

We realize tradition is an honored guest at the Thanksgiving table, and that most of your menus are long-since set in stone.

But there’s usually room for one or two new dishes.

This week, we look at holiday appetizers and desserts, including some of our favorite desserts from our columnists.

Next week, we’ll cover the turkey, and on Nov. 20, we’ll look at sides and tell you what to do with those leftovers.

Enjoy, and happy Thanksgiving.