Thanksgiving is different for every family. It’s always fun to see what everyone’s go-to recipes are. With only a week left we decided to share some of our Turkey Day favorites and a few extra menu additions for this year.
This is a new one for me this year, but dang it’s good! I’ve always heard of people putting a slice of cheddar cheese on top of apple pie but it just seemed a little too odd for me. This recipe adds just a hint of cheddar cheese baked into the crust for the perfect amount of savory. Add this to your Thanksgiving menu!
Surprise! I’m a vegetarian. Actually, I became a vegetarian about 14 years ago the day before Thanksgiving. Yes, I know. And no, I’m not the “weirdo” that brings the tofurky for herself. Since my mom discovered her kid was crazy and wasn’t going to eat any turkey on turkey day, she decided to look for a yummy recipe just for me! We searched for a bunch of recipes and came up with a delicious vegetarian stuffing that has become a staple every year. Everyone loves it, even the meat eaters! While the recipe linked above isn’t the exact recipe we use, it’s pretty darn close. We just don’t use any vegan sausage or cranberries, and add in sunflowers, pecans and shredded cheese.
Nothing fancy here. Just the traditional green bean casserole that almost everyone has on their tables! I actually didn’t grow up eating this every year for Thanksgiving. I was introduced to it about 8 years ago and immediately told my mom we have to start making it. Sure enough, it’s another staple! Just be sure to add extra crispy fried onions.
Another must. Always delicious. Goes perfectly with every dish Thanksgiving has to offer. Have one for breakfast with your coffee in the morning to get your day full of cooking started and dip it in all the gravies and potatoes and turkey juices. Then make mini sandwiches out of any leftovers!
I’ve always been a huge fan of pecan pie, but when you eat it year after year for Thanksgiving it can get kinda boring. One year I was scanning through one of my Rachael Ray magazines and came across her Caramel-Walnut Pie recipe and decided to change things up at the dessert table. That was a few years back. Ever since then this has become a favorite I never get tired of because it’s so delicious.
Huge fan of Tyler Florence and absolutely love mac ‘n cheese. Who doesn’t? Macaroni and cheese was never on my family’s list of sides for the holiday until I made this recipe. Now it’s mandatory that this always be on the menu for Thanksgiving. Seriously amazing!
Okay, so I know I’m cheating by not making my rolls from scratch but so is buying ready-to-bake rolls from the bakery department. At least I’m putting a little effort in here. If you’ve never tried Bridgford’s Parkerhouse Style Rolls, what are you waiting for? These rolls are awesome and so easy to make. Just place the frozen rolls on a lightly greased cookie sheet, set aside, and let the dough thaw and rise before baking. Your family will thank you for these bad boys.
This is actually not one of my favorites because I’ve never tried it but it’s landed on this list because I want to try making it this year. These days, I’m all about wine. Red, white, sweet, dry, I love them all and it honestly depends on what kinda mood I’m in. But, I’ve never tried mulled wine before. It sounds like the perfect treat to keep warm during this chilly weather. I can’t wait to try this spiced wine with brandy, apple cider, and oranges!
Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Are you adding anything new to your table this year or are you sticking to tradition…or both?