Every day of the year is a good time to experiment with new recipes. Except, arguably, one.
Thanksgiving is when Grandpa's grease-spattered gravy recipe is pulled from the file and your mother-in-law makes the sweet, sticky pecan pie her grandchildren expect. The sweet potatoes are boiled and peeled for their annual bath of maple syrup, nuts and, yes, marshmallows.
Some erstwhile creative home cooks and food professionals are just like everyone else at the Thanksgiving table.