So, Thanksgiving is upon us. Like, right now. It waited all the way till the end of the month, and then….BAM!
Get ready to eat!
Most of you probably have your line-up already planned, but if you are still looking for a few last minute ideas to change things up a bit, look no further! Here’s a compilation of some Thanksgiving goods from the blog, and a few other recipes from around the food blogosphere that are note-worthy and worth a try. I’m sure there are plenty more good recipes out there! We have so many just of ours that we didn’t even have time to share. And we just don’t have time to eat them all on one day….. (sigh). Good thing this happens once a year folks!
We’ve included a really quick photo (if there is one) and the link to each source for the recipe. Now go start baking!
Appetizers (to keep people busy while the turkey is finishing up):
Baked Brie with Brown Sugar and Grapes – this literally takes like 5 minutes to throw together and then just warm it up in the oven for about 20 min and serve with some nice crackers. I know, is there really room in the oven? Just squeeze it in with the other goods. It just needs to warm through to melt the cheese – that’s all.
Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberry, and Goat Cheese Crostini – Our friend, Karen, at TheFoodCharlatan.com, just posted this little gem to hold over the masses while getting the finishing touches ready. Chop the squash in advance so you can throw this together quickly. And if you are like me and just can’t do Goat Cheese (so weird – I like some of the stinkiest cheeses known to man, but Goat Cheese just doesn’t do it for me), you can probably substitute Boursin spread, ricotta cheese, cream cheese (plain or some flavored variety), or any other soft spreadable cheese.
Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Butternut Squash Salad – what seems to make any vegetable just a little better? BACON! Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on top to finish this off.
Italian Sausage and Bread Stuffing – I wanted to experiment with this recipe a little and put up a post about it because I have some great ideas for variations, but like I said, so little time. But seriously, this stuffing is SOOOOOO GOOD. Hands down the best I have ever eaten. (Also, if you are not familiar with epicurious.com, well, become familiar with it. This is an amazing resource for recipes.)
Of course the most recipe links here, right? Because, let’s face it….that’s what we all really want anyway!
Stracciatella Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll – Even if you don’t really like pumpkin pie, you might just want to eat this roll right up. It is a must have at our Thanksgiving table! Do it with or without the chocolate stracciatella.
Brown-Butter Cranberry Tart – Another great recipe that Karen shared a little bit ago. I kind of just want to eat the tart plain because anything with brown-butter is just hands down amazing!
Coconut Cream Pie with Chocolate Painted Shell – Substitute coconut milk to keep the texture silky smooth and paint the pie crust with a coating of chocolate. Yum! (There are still instructions for those of you who want to do use coconut flakes in the filling instead of the substitution.)
Suzanne’s Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie from SimplyRecipes.com – Thanksgiving just isn’t right without a pumpkin pie. And this one is pretty classically good. They even have instructions for if you are going canned pumpkin versus going full-out gutting and baking the pumpkin yourself.
Thank you all for reading! We love making good food, and we love sharing it with you! Thank goodness we have to eat every single day so we can have the excuse to keep baking and keep eating……
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