Graza's Guide to Friendsgiving

Graza's Guide to Friendsgiving

We've got you covered with the tastiest seasonal recipes, Sizzle Drizzle spins on classic favorites, hosting tips, expert cooking hacks, and menu ideas that will meet you where you're at!

Friends = Family. Sooo why shouldn’t we have an official holiday to celebrate them? At Graza, we freaking LOVE Friendsgiving.

And whether you send out a google spreadsheet to plan months in advance, or if sharing a Drizzle topped pizza with your co-workers is more your speed (or if you haven't even considered celebrating until RIGHT NOW)—it's all about coming together, in whatever form that takes :-)

So join us to make time this year (and every year) to sit, laugh, eat, and eat more with, well… with anyone YOU WANT.

What's for Dinner?

Dips & Dressings

Chicken Drip Gravy

All aboard the chicken drip GRAVY TRAIN BABY!

Mushroom Gravy

Made with fresh tarragon and rosemary, this gravy is vegan friendly and super tasty. 

Sides & Salads 

Green Beans with Shallot Confit Vinaigrette

These are perfect green beans, period.

Olive Oil Sausage Stuffing

Topped with crispy sage and proscuitto, this is a stuffing lovers dream. And thanks to the addition of crisp green apples, a couple healthy glugs of Drizzle & Sizzle, and plenty of gruyere—there are no dry flavorless bites in sight!

Mala Spice Butternut Squash with Burrata

Featuring a DIY spice blend that tastes like fall—and topped with creamy fresh burrata—this starter is easy to pull together and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Stuffing Mac N Cheese with GOODLES

Alexa, play 2 become 1 by the Spice Girls.

Butternut Squash Gnocchi Mac N Cheese

Obviously we're not going to stop at one type of mac n cheese. It's worth the time, we promise.

Zucchini Pasta with Italian Spices

Bobbi Brown of Jones Road Beauty shares her nontraditional Friendsgiving crowd pleaser.


5 Spice Pork Roast with Fish Sauce Caramel

The LEGENDARY roast—lathered in a fish sauce caramel and topped with fresh chives.


Ginger Cranberry Pear Pie

The queen of pie shares a fall favorite—no slices needed.

Sticky Pecan Upside Down Cake

Pecan pie gets an olive-oil-upside-down upgrade.

Drizzle Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Mousse

Who knew a bite of pumpkin spice cake topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting could get any better? We didn't either, until we added Drizzle.

Building Traditions & Hosting How-To's

Roundtable: Building Beautiful Gatherings

We asked hosting experts Kenisha White of Rage and Release, Susan Korn of Susan Alexandra, and chef Tara Thomas for their tricks to building beautiful gatherings—including everything from the ideal invitation to how to get your guests to finally leave the party.

How to Win Friendsgiving with Hedley & Bennett

Ellen Marie Bennett, founder of Hedley & Bennett, shares her holiday traditions growing up in a Mexican and English family (hint: no turkey, lots of ponche), one chef tool tip everyone should know, and how to tap into your "inner line cook."

Friend of Graza: Bobbi Brown

The revolutionary make-up artist and founder of Jones Road Beauty on ditching the rules, her untraditional comfort pasta, and navigating the holidays at your own pace.

How to Create Holiday Traditions with Material Kitchen

Eunice Byun, co-founder of Material Kitchen, shares memories of Thanksgiving traditions growing up as a Korean American, kitchen tools for hosting, and the joy of an "anything goes" menu mindset.

How to Make Your Friendsgiving Sustainable

Celebrating with chosen family is a great reminder of the larger communities we belong to. Here we've compiled a few meaningful (and practical) ways to give back while coming together.

How To Plan a Friendsgiving With Leftovers in Mind With INKA

We teamed up with our friends at INKA to share leftover tips to have in mind before you even start your grocery list—so you can make the most of your meal.

How to Keep the Friendsgiving Vibes Going Year Round with GOODLES

The team from GOODLES shares on small ways to do "gooder," making use of kitchen shortcuts (shoutout to pre-made gravy), and how they're planning to celebrate their birthday.

Cooking Hacks

Natasha Pickowicz: Baking Wisdom

The NYC-based chef and three-time James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Finalist (responsible for putting together some of the most epic bake sales of all time!!) shares her baking secrets. Hint: edible leaves as pan liners. 

Stacey Mei Yan Fong: Pie Hacks

The pie master and author of 50 Pies 50 States shares her ten HOTTEST tips for slingin' pies! Everything from her favorite kosher salt to what song to blast when it seems like nothing ELSE could go wrong in the kitchen...

Kia Damon: Kitchen Q&A

YES CHEF! Kia tackles your most pressing kitchen questions—including the topic that “has left relationships, friend groups, group chats and even Twitter, in absolute shambles.”

Katie Parla: Slow Cooking Anti-Hacks

Aka what is worth taking your time to do the right way… even if it adds a few extra minutes to your time in the kitchen.

Plus a couple favorite tips and tricks from the Graza team <3

Picnic Tips

If you're lucky enough to be enjoying a "second summer" like our team in NYC, maybe your Friendsgiving will make it to the picnic blanket ;) Nothing beats enjoying tasty Drizzle-topped treats with your friends OUTSIDE!!! Whether you're packing a four course spread or just grabbing a pizza on the way, here are a few of our team's favorite tips and tricks to make the MOST of eating outdoors

How to Host a Roast

As a team, we cook and eat A LOT and we love to talk about food. Here are a few culinary tips we picked up from the pig roast we hosted in upstate NY.