Let us give thanks for this one day that is, by design, moderation resistant. May no American pretend to prepare healthy food or plan to eat sensible amounts, and may no pie go unaccompanied by ice cream, whipped cream, or better yet, another slice of pie.

As we are utterly in favor of spending Thanksgiving gilding the lily, food-wise, we naturally suggest spiking your traditional desserts -- bread pudding, pumpkin pie -- with a hit of your favorite rich, dark spirits. Here's four can't-miss (and can't-stop-eating) ways to celebrate all of the things in life for which you're grateful.