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Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up

This week is one of the biggest food holidays of the year, Thanksgiving. And since Thanksgiving is all about sharing, I asked some of my foodie friends to share some of their Thanksgiving recipes so I can share them with you.

Because we all are a little a lot stressed around this time of year. And trying to find a recipe to take to your significant others mom’s home for the big day that will WOW everyone at the table is mind boggling on top of all the other stresses, like trying to decide what shoes to wear with your outfit! I mean really, should you wear heels, flats, or boots?

Plus, you have to decide how to wear your hair and then your boyfriend (significant other) announces he has "volunteered" you to make what?!? When?!? And for how many people?!? What time are we supposed to be there?!?

Oh the joys of family gatherings during the holidays!

No need to freak out because we have you covered. There's a recipe for cranberry salad, stuffing/dressing, dinner rolls, drinks, and everyone's favorite, dessert.

So sit back, pour yourself a glass (or two) of wine, relax, and tell your hubby you've got it covered.

Now if only you can decide what shoes to wear?

1.) Smoked Bourbon Gravy | Vindulge
Mary teaches you how you can get the taste of smoked gravy without ever smoking your bird.

2.)  Fall Harvest Stuffing | Baking in a Tornado
Karen shares with us her Fall Harvest Stuffing made with a smoky cornbread. Are you noticing a trend here? This stuffing mixed with the smoked gravy sounds delicious!

Another traditional side dish for Thanksgiving is potatoes. And you might see these spuds prepared in many different ways including mashed, au gratin, and sweet potatoes.

3.) Gratin Dauphinois | Mon Petit Four
Beeta shares with us a French version of potatoes, Gratin Dauphinois. Now don't let the fancy French name scare you away as these are easy to make and so worth it! This dish consists of potato slices that are layered with cream and gruyere cheese before they're baked. The cheese forms a crispy layer with creamy, tender potatoes underneath. Those French definitely do know how to cook!

4.) Potatoes Au Gratin with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce | Living Sweet Moments
As if those didn't have your mouth watering yet for the big day to come, Tiffany spices things up a bit with her Potatoes Au Gratin with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce. Mmm, y'all know how I love Mexican foods!

5.) Coconut Sweet Potatoes | Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Who can forget these from last year? A taste of the tropics mixed in with classic Thanksgiving flavors.

6.) Tamale and Cornbread Dressing with Chorizo | This is How I Cook
Another Mexican inspired recipe for Thanksgiving is this Tamale and Cornbread Dressing with Chorizo by Abbe.

7.) Biscuit and Cornbread Dressing | Chattavore
Mary brings us back to the states, down South to be exact, with this Biscuit and Cornbread Dressing. Thank you m'aam!

8.) Ricotta Filled Cornbread recipe | Living Sweet Moments
Tiffany combines buttermilk and ricotta cheese in a cornbread that is based on a traditional Jewish dish called "malay". It's a mixture of sweet, savory, while bursting with flavors.

9.) Apricot and Almond Stuffing | The Hungary Buddha
A Middle Eastern inspired stuffing that's packed full of flavors.

10.) Homemade Dinner Rolls | Living Sweet Moments
Here Tiffany shares her recipe with a tutorial so even the most amateur baker can have these light, fluffy dinner rolls on their Thanksgiving table this year.

No Thanksgiving table is complete without the cranberry sauce. I'm sharing with y'all four different ways you can enjoy this seasonal berry.

11.) Crazy Easy Fresh Cranberry Sauce | Full Belly Sisters
A few wonderful fresh ingredients and you have yourself a show stopping side dish!

12.)  Greek Yogurt Cornbread Cranberry Trifle | Full Belly Sisters
Such an easy dessert to make, yet so elegant looking.

13.)  Frozen Cranberry Salad | This is How I Cook
A frozen mixture of cream cheese, Cool Whip, cranberries, pineapple, and walnuts. Yes, please!

14.)  Cranberry Cherry Sauce | Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Made with red wine. Just another excuse to open up a bottle of wine!

15.) Pomegranate Sparkling Sangria with Asian Pear | Diary of a Mad Hausfrau
Start your Thanksgiving Day guests off with this festive drink for a merrier celebration.

16.)  Harvest Salad | Sweet and Spicy Monkey
A variety of autumn vegetables and fruits combined for a healthy and flavorful dish. Perfect for all vegans any time of the year!

17.) Lebanese Spiced Squash with Roasted Fennel Salad | The Hungary Buddha
Acorn squash with the flavors of za' atar seasonings.

18.) Pecan Pie | Platter Talk
Dan shares a recipe that's been in his family for decades. A traditional recipe that's not only delicious, but holds many memories and hope for more!

19.) Maple Pecan Cream Cheese Pound Cake | This is How I Cook
 A taste of fall with every bite!

20.)  GF Chocolate Chai Latte Pound Cake | Sweet and Spicy Monkey
I didn't forget about you chocolate lover's out there!

21.)  Apple Pie | Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Blends apples with bourbon for a smooth tasting apple pie like you've never had before!

22.) Soft Gingersnap Cookies | Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Perfect for keeping you from eating all the desserts before dinner.

23.) No-Churn Bourbon and Pumpkin Ginger Spice ice cream | Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Easy to make and oh so deliciously creamy!

24.) Bourbon and Brown Sugar Sauce | Sweet and Spicy Monkey
This sauce makes everything taste better!

25.) Cinnamon Baked Donuts | Amanda Bootes Blog
Easy to make without any specialized equipment or techniques. Mmm, Donuts!

26.) Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake French Macarons | Diary of a Mad Hausfrau
 A bite size cookie with a taste of pumpkin cheesecake and a caramel finish.

27.)  Turkey, Cranberry and Sweet Potato Pie recipe | This is How I Cook
This savoury pie of turkey sausage, breast of turkey, cranberries, and sweet potatoes all enclosed with a flaky pie crust is a meal in itself. This would be great for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving!

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