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Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Edition




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I live for food holidays. Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas – my moms’ family prepares the same thing each holiday and it’s my favorite food ever. If I could eat the food we eat those three holidays every day, I’d be one happy girl! Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Get ready to gobble ’til you wobble!

Swiss Corn Bake
Now, I have only made this once because in our family everyone has a designated dish to prepare and bring – mine is deviled eggs and a dessert and my moms’ is Swiss Corn Bake. I live for my little mamas’ corn bake. Swiss cheese, onions, corn and bread crumbs – what could possibly be tastier? This recipe is almost exactly my moms, except she uses 3/4 cup swiss cheese in the mixture and 3/4 cup swiss cheese in the breadcrumb topping – everything else is identical.
Green Bean Casserole
Not typically a dish my family does, but my mother in law serves it on Thanksgiving and I always get seconds! Just as simple as the Swiss Corn Bake with a different take on the flavor profile; green beans, mushroom soup and french fried onions make for a creamy side dish.

Pineapple Glazed Ham
My Papa has made this ham the exact same way since I can remember and we have it Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s always perfect, always tasty and always good on sandwiches as leftovers.

Mac & Cheese
My family cheats on the Mac & Cheese. Always have, always will. They (not me!) actually use a family size Stouffer’s and just add a topping of melted butter and crushed crackers to the top before baking. But if I’m in charge of the Mac & Cheese, we do things a little differently.

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
I make this for AT LEAST one Thanksgiving get together (I typically have anywhere from 4 – 6 holiday “dinners” between my family and the in laws!) and it is always a hit! The cheesecake layer adds a creaminess to the sweet and spiciness of the pumpkin layer – no whipped cream needed! Unless you want to. 🙂

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes
This year, I’m adding a new recipe to my tried and true collection. Chocolate. Bourbon. Pecan Pie. Cupcakes. Thanksgiving, meet your maker. I have legitimately never had a bite of pecan pie. Well, maybe in the years before I remember, but since then, not one. Check out the recipe on Half Baked Harvest.

Pumpkin Spice Truffles
Every year for Thanksgiving I make pumpkin fudge. This year, I’m mixing things up a bit by doing pumpkin spice truffles. These are so good! You can literally eat the truffle mixture right out of the bowl with a spoon – but don’t! Wait for them to be covered in white chocolate and have yourself a creamy, bite sized pumpkin pie treat! Get the recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Soft Ginger Cookies
Oh, my! These are the PERFECT soft ginger cookies. Seriously some of the best cookies I have ever baked. My husband couldn’t keep his hands off them!

What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?

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