November 22, 2013

Friday Favorites: Thanksgiving Recipes

Let it be known to all- Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. A few years ago, I probably would have told you it is my least favorite holiday, but I've softened a little. There are multiple factors that go into my dislike, particularly, the food. I generally feel that we roast a turkey once a year for a reason, because they aren't that great. But, I'm changing my tune. My gracious Aunt bought a Heritage Turkey from Rainbow Meadow Farms, and I am really looking forward to eating a traditional turkey with my family. Most of all, what has really changed this year is that I truly am thankful. I am thankful for a loving husband and family. So, I ask that you keep your loved ones in mind this holiday season, and enjoy so really good food while you're doing it. Below, I'm sharing a few recipes that we will be using next week. Plus, a few that look too tasty to pass up.

Need a turkey recipe? We will be using this Simple Roast Turkey by the NYTimes.

Keep drinks simple with a punch you can make in advance. We will be making a variation of a this Algonquin Bar Punch featured on Bon Appetite.

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes  by How Sweet Eats. Need I say more?

Take an apple pie to the next level with this Apple Mosaic Tart with Salted Carmel by Smitten Kitchen.

Instead of roasting brussels sprouts, serve them as a salad with Not Without Salt's Brussels Sprouts Salad with Red Onion and Pecorino.

In my southern family, we only eat cornbread stuffing, and we usually call it dressing. This Cornbread Dressing by Southern Living is pretty similar to our recipe.

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