Elle Simone Scott's Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

"I don’t usually go home to Detroit for Thanksgiving, so dinner is always slightly scaled back to serve fewer guests. I opt for a smaller turkey breast with stuffing, and mashed potatoes that I can make up to two days ahead. I love this gravy recipe because it's goes with any type of leftovers (even omelets—trust me). The Olive Oil Cake is one of our most popular cake recipes, and justly so. And pecan pie was the pie my Granny made best. This recipe is almost as good as hers." —Elle