Thanksgiving is just around the corner and so I thought I would compile a little roundup of recipes from the blog that might give you some new ideas or helpful tips. These are some of my favorites - some oldies but goodies! There's everything from a very different way to make turkey to a fun version of pumpkin pie. I hope you enoy some of these posts!
Worried about having the time or energy to make mashed potatoes while you're juggling the turkey, side dishes and all your relatives? You can make this dish the day before Thanksgiving and have it all ready to pop in the oven on Thanksgiving Day or even the week before Thanksgiving and freeze it. It's delicious.
Want something a little different than plain old Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream? This classic Pumpkin Roll will be just different enough to tempt your family.
Rolled Turkey Breast Stuffed with Cranberries, Apples, Walnuts
So you don't want to cook a whole turkey but just a whole turkey breast is so boring? This version can add a lot of gourmet flair to your turkey. It's a whole turkey breast that's deboned (with step by step photos) and stuffed with a delicious stuffing of fruit and nuts. Check it out.
You use the pan drippings and some chicken stock to make gravy, right? But what if you had a super rich, homemade reduced and concentrated stock to add to the gravy? It's just a little addition that makes a big difference. You can make it the week before.
Silky Chestnut Soup
I bet your guests have never had Chestnut Soup. And this recipe comes from Thomas Keller - it's a winner and delicious.
Cranberry Upside Down Cake
A beautiful, delicious special dessert that is easy that comes from Chez Panisse. If you want something different for dessert for Thanksgiving, this is it.
Here's another dessert that might give you something different to serve but still has a Thanksgiving flair. And the caramel mousse is crazy delicious.