Posts in Thanksgiving
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bread

One of my favorite flavor combinations is pumpkin and cream cheese. They go together so well and compliment each other. This pumpkin bread with a cream cheese swirl is part dessert and part breakfast - it would be delicious as dessert on your Thanksgiving table or even for Thanksgiving breakfast. It is also a great hostess gift to give if you are going to someone’s house for Thanksgiving.

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Mashed Potatoes with Herb Infused Cream

When I worked in the Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen, one of my coworkers, Melissa introduced me to this recipe for mashed potatoes and it put all other recipes to shame. We loved this recipe so much in the Test Kitchen that we would literally have it for lunch in the middle of July - who says mashed potatoes are just for the holidays?

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Sausage Stuffing with Mozzarella

The name of this stuffing is really Luke’s Stuffing but if we called it that, no one would really know what was in it, right? Well it is full of lots of delicious things including sausage, chunks of bread, and mozzarella. In all honestly this may be more of a strata rather than a stuffing, but it is Thanskgiving and it is deliciois so who really cares, right?

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

To me, Thanksgiving is all about easy comfort food. Especially if I am hosting, I don’t want to be worrying about anything last minute. The name of the game is to totally enjoy myself and hopefully not stress.

I love to make food that is tasty but also can be made ahead. That goes for appetizers too - no reason to be making any dishes that require last minute attention. Enter my spinach and artichoke dip. I took the traditional spinach and artichoke dip and lightened it, by adding more spinach and artichokes, and the result is one of the tastiest dips ever.  Also make sure to serve this with toasted crunchy baguette slices.

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Overnight Praline French Toast

In my family, breakfast the morning of Thanksgiving and Christmas are just about as important as the holiday dinner themselves. So don’t skip out on making a delicious breakfast to celebrate the holiday. This Overnight Praline French Toast is super easy to pull together and the best part is since most of the work is done the night before, it can just be baked off the morning of.

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Leftover Turkey and Biscuits

Every Thanksgiving the same question comes up - what can I do with all of my Thanksgiving leftovers? There are only so many sandwiches that a person can make and eat before it gets old. This leftover turkey and biscuit recipe is perfect for all of that leftover turkey.

You could even freeze the turkey and make this at a later day. If you don’t have turkey, feel free to swap in cooked chicken instead.

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Three Cheese Mac & Cheese

We serve mac-n-cheese at any and all holiday dinners. I know that some might consider that blasphemy but I love it... because it is mac -n-cheese! It is the perfect comfort food and when you make it homemade, it is a total game changer. Looking at the food that I like to eat, especially at the holidays, I tend to skew Southern. I am not sure why, I didn't really grow up in the South but when it comes to food, Southern food is my total comfort food. This mac-n-cheese is no exception. 

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Crispy Skillet Potatoes

Next up in my Thanksgiving recipe series are my crispy skillet potatoes with garlic and herbs.  I am not saying not to serve mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, but I am saying that these are delicious and a total showstopper. If you can’t imagine not serving mashed potatoes, you can also just make them for dinner and throw a fried egg on top, just saying, because this recipe is a keeper.

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