November 10, 2012

14 Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Ideas and Photos!

A MUST MAKE tradition in our family; Cupcakes that look like a full tiny Thanksgiving Dinner! (ALL CANDY!)

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you are starting to make your menu and get recipe ideas and your shopping list ready, then todays post is for you!

I started this website back in 2006.  After almost 7 years, I have thousands of recipes and obviously, a nice little slice of that recipe 'pie' includes Thanksgiving posts.  This morning I decided to do a random search using the search bar on my site (just above this post) and typed in the simple search;  "Thanksgiving".   From there, I grabbed 14 of my previous Thanksgiving posts to share with my readers.

Thanksgiving is a time for traditions;  and we make traditional food.  I will always serve some of the same dishes that are steeped in tradition, but I also always add 'something' each year.  For sure we will have turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cheesy corn, green bean casserole and rolls.  What might change is the style of cranberry sauce or dessert, the pumpkin desserts, or maybe the addition of a green bean and almond side dish.  You just never know!

So this year, how about keeping the old, but adding something new?  I'm also including in the list, directives on how to carve a turkey!

Mini Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes - a full sized cupcake that looks like a turkey dinner!
Perfect Thanksgiving Day Gravy - a make ahead option
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans with Gorgonzola
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Garlic 
Toffee Dream Pie
Green Beans with Mushrooms
Mashed Potatoes with Greek Yogurt
Real Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Dessert
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake Appetizer
How to Carve a Turkey
Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

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