Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Recipes

Keep calm, and cook on, the holiday season is officially here, and tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I have always loved all the traditions that come with Thanksgiving – the family time, gathering around a table sharing a meal, stories from the past, plus the day after thanksgiving is tree decorating day.

For Thanksgiving my family either cooks Thanksgiving dinner or we make reservations and do a Thanksgiving brunch. Last year I shared a few thanksgiving worthy recipes and you all loved it, so I thought I would do it again this year! Normally, my family labors over dishes and trying to decipher hand written recipes that have been passed down. My mother would be so unhappy with me if I shared our family recipes, but here are a few go-to’s that we sometimes use instead.
Ina Garten’s Roasted-Turkey Roulade// One of my ultimate lifetime dreams is to cook in the same kitchen Ina Garten, or even better, be her neighbor and be able to sample all her new recipes. All of her recipes are so insanely delicious and her Roasted Turkey Roulade is definitely top tier. This is actually the exact recipe my family uses when we host Thanksgiving, and I am not a big fan of turkey, but this one is amazing!

Savory Cinnamon Swirls with Bacon and Caramelized Onions// I don’t care what time of day it is, as long as it’s cold outside cinnamon rolls {are swirls} are 100% acceptable around the clock.

Pumpkin Spice Cake// I know…I know pumpkin pie is supposed to be a fall favorite, but I have just never been a fan of the whole pumpkin pie thing, but pumpkin spice cake, now that I can get behind.

Slow Cooker Brussels Sprouts//  Growing up I was never a fan of any food that was green, especially brussel sprouts, but now that I’m older, I can’t get enough of them. I have found that on holidays, hen there is a chance to free up a little oven space you jump on it. These Brussels sprouts are simply fabulous and 100% Thanksgiving dinner worthy!

Classic Green Bean Casserole// Speaking of greens… this is actually the exact recipe that my family uses. Every single holiday that I can remember, a green bean casserole has been present. Every time I take a bite of this dish its like I’m being wrapped in a blanket of the best memories. It seriously just wouldn’t feel like the holidays without green bean casserole.

Creamy Mac and Cheese// When I was little I was a super picky eater and would literally only eat like five things. Even back then a hot bow of mac and cheese was one of my most favorite things to eat and still is today. This recipe is simply delicious!

Mashed Potatoes// Who else, but Ina Garten would have the best Mashed Potato recipe. As far as I am concerned carbs and calories don’t exist on holidays. Seconds, please!

Classic Cornbread Dressing// Now, you know in the south, we have to use cornbread in our dressing. In my opinion, next to the Turkey the stuffing is the most important thing. It binds the entire meal together.

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?

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