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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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Two three of my favorite things to do are: cook, bake and eat. Sounds to me like a match made in the kitchen. Cheeseball status: elevated.

Everyone always asks for my recipes, quickly followed by “where do you find your recipes”. To address this, every month I’ll be doing a roundup of my favorite dishes I prepared the previous month. Sweets, savouries, beverages – anything goes. Join me on my culinary adventures and perhaps you’ll pick up a new recipe on your way. (And now I sound like I’m in my own show on Food Network.) 😀

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Cupcakes
Let me start by saying, I wanted to crumple this recipe up and set it on fire because it gave me so much trouble, but it’s my own rushed fault and they actually came out perfectly even with all my back and forth. The cupcake isn’t super sweet on its’ own but when you add the frosting and butterscotch filling and drizzle it is incredible! Took these to a pig roast and got nothing but rave reviews. Note: the recipe only makes 12, so double it if you want 24.

Beef and Bean Chimichangas
I am teaching my little brother how to cook every other Friday night and this past Friday he wanted to do another Mexican night. Little brother + Mexican night + Deadpool = Chimichangas. These were everything good Mexican is: simple, flavorful, with a bit of a kick. I like mine with lettuce, tomato and guac.

Slutty Brownie Cups
Yes, really. We made these for dessert for Mexican night and they were a big hit – nothing but yums from around the table. Another plus? Super simple. They’re basically a brownie filled a lump of chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiched between two oreos and smothered in a chocolate ganache. Tip: the recipe says to use cupcake liners – don’t, just grease the pan well.

All Day Apple Butter
I don’t know about you, but when September 1st hits two things happen: 1) pumpkin spice lattes and 2) apple butter. This is a fall staple recipe that I come back to year after year because it’s so easy and so darn good! I like to make it at about 7pm and let it cook overnight so when I wake up I can have it for breakfast. Not to mention it makes the whole house smell incredible.

Shrimp and Gnocchi w/ Parmesan Cream Sauce
My brother and I made this for my husbands’ birthday at his request. It was the first time I had ever cooked gnocchi and it will not be the last! As fancy as this dish sounds, presents and tastes, it’s deceptively simple to prepare. Thumbs up across the board, from picky teenagers to foodies.

Honey-Lime Grilled Drumsticks
Another simple prep dish with big flavor. The honey lime combo sounded really weird to me, but the photo looked delicious so I went for it. The  honey adds a subtle sweetness to the BBQ sauce and you can definitely tell the lime is there, but not in a weird way. My husband told me how good it was at least five times while we were eating – totally husband approved.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Cake
Saved the most extravagant for last! This was one of the cakes I made for my husbands’ birthday and probably one of my favorites of all time. Let be really clear. This. Cake. Is. Rich. And sweet. My family thought it was too sweet, but they also all had large pieces. I have one heck of a sweet tooth and thought it was fantastic! So did my husband and it was his birthday so that’s all that matters. 🙂 Tip: have it with a huge glass of milk

And that’s a wrap for this months’ recipe roundup. Check back next month (hopefully sooner!) for another round of recipes!

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