OT- Thanksgiving Recipe Thread!

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OT- Thanksgiving Recipe Thread!

Help a planner who got surprised that her family is coming to her for Thanksgiving out!!! The more fat/sugar/crap in it the better- have to get serious about weight loss after then! The only thing I know I'm having is the Turkey but need help with everything else. Smile

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I'm making pepperoni dip (I'll post later I don't feel like moving lol) and pumpkin bars:
Pumpkin Dessert Bars Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes

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Smile Hi Lillie!

We actually have a lot of really great recipes onsite (Kudos to Julie / Jules for finding/compiling/writing.) Here are some that may help you:

A Traditional Thanksgiving Feast (Includes recipes for Roasted Butternut and Pear Salad, Perfect Baked Turkey,Aunt Helen's Corn Bread Stuffing, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Green bean casserole, Grandma's dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.)

If you prefer something with a Southwestern flair:

Southwest Thanksgiving feast and countdown (Includes recipes for Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pepitas and a light and fruity Aragula Salad with Mangos and Avocados; Ancho-Chili Rubbed Turkey with Ancho gravy; Cumin refrigerator rolls; calabacitas; Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes, & Nopales and Beet salad. Desserts: Apple and Cinnamon Empanadas or Caramel-topped pumpkin flan.

There is also this one:
Savory sweet potatoes with sausage and peppers

If there is something else that you are looking for, we probably can help you out. Just ask!

Good luck!

P.S. There is even a Preparing a gluten-free Thanksgiving meal if anyone needs it!

All of these ideas and more were posted on our "What's New" board as they launched. Also, you can find tons of great recipes within our featured content. Just type "Recipe" in the very top right (pink) Search bar and browse through. If you don't see what you need, drop me or Jules a note and one of us likely can come up with it for you! Smile

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Last year I made a fantastic pumpkin cheesecake. . .will have to dig for the recipe as that was pre-blog! I'll try to find it, it turned out great.

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I have go to favorite recipes all from Allrecipes.com

Sweet Dinner Rolls
Citrus Brine Turkey
Sweet Potato Casserole with Rum Wink
My family also likes garlic mashed potatoes, and stuffing right from the box, with gravy, and cranberry sauce from the can.

Making my own pumpkin pie from scratch this year.. should be yummy!

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I thought this looked really interesting:
Kalyn's Kitchen?: Recipe for 100% Whole Wheat Stuffing "Muffins" with Sausage and Parmesan


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Here are my Turkey Brining instructions. Smile

Montana Parent Magazine | A Parenting Resource Promoting Healthy Families

And a link with a whole menu. I particularly am fond of the holiday beans.

Montana Parent Magazine | A Parenting Resource Promoting Healthy Families

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I have been assigned to make green bean casserole this year, so I think I'm going to do it up Alton Brown style.

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole Recipe : Alton Brown : Recipes : Food Network

DH made these one year, and they were. amazing.

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I love sweet potato casserole, although I will confess to being to lazy to type the recipe up right now.

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This is the recipe I'll be using for the cheesecake:

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe : Paula Deen : Recipes : Food Network

Although I have been making TONS of pumpkin desserts as of late, both healthy and un, if anyone needs recipes!

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This is our new favorite holiday dessert: No-Cook Pumpkin Chocolate Icebox Pie recipe

I don't like plain mashed potatoes on a holiday so I make mine 50-50 potatoes and celery root and then stir in a little sour cream & butter when mashing them. It gives them a bit of a holiday specialness but without being too fussy.

And my favorite autumn side dish, holiday or not, is roasted root vegetables. Chop some carrots, parsnips, turnips, a small peeled rutabaga, a few red-skinned potatoes, and a shallot or two into 1-inch chunks. Toss with some olive oil, minced garlic, salt & pepper, and plenty of fresh chopped thyme or rosemary -- or both! Pour into a shallow baking dish (veggies should be as close to a single layer as possible) and bake at 400 for about 40 minutes until the veggies are tender & browned. The carmelization adds a bit of natural sweetness to the vegetables. These are addictive, even people who claim to hate various veggies in it end up gobbling this up!

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Thanks for that info on the roasted root veggies. I want to try parsnips and turnips again but not a fan and this seems like something I could get on board with.

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I don't like pumpkin pie, so this year I'm making a dessert for me! I found this apple dump cake recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago and it is freakin' amazing! Super easy to make too!

A. Liz Adventures: Fresh Apple Cake