Recipe Roundup

Can you feel it? The buzz of the holidays in the air? We certainly felt it at Trader Joe’s yesterday. It was packed, and there was a near-fight between two women because, in the very crowded check out area, one woman stepped over the other woman’s basket of groceries. Because really, there was nowhere to walk. There was an exchange of words, which made me glad I get to do my actual Thanksgiving shopping in a country that doesn’t even celebrate.

And do stores really need to be so hot? I don’t like being cold, but with all of those people, they could probably turn the heat down 5 degrees and save a ton on heating costs. Just a thought.

As I am planning my Thanksgiving menu, I thought I would share some seasonal favorites and some not-so-traditional ideas to mix things up in case anyone is looking for inspiration. If you have a favorite of your own, feel free to link back in the comments. I love suggestions!

cranberry and cheddar biscuits

Cranberry Cheddar Biscuits


butternut squash, apples, fennel

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing (or the time I met Amanda Hesser)



Brussels Sprouts


Sriracha Maple Brussels Sprouts – add a little spice to your Thanksgiving!


baked macaroni and cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese 

As for wine, I’ll probably be keeping it simple and sticking with bubbly.


What’s your favorite all-American Thanksgiving recipe? Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving dishes that are special or unique to your family?

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  1. Alaina’s avatar

    All of those dishes look delicious! Especially the cornbread stuffing. My mom makes the best sweet potato casserole. It’s like dessert. :-)

    This year I’m making the cranberry sauce and a pumpkin coffee cake. Along with a bottle of wine.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!


  2. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Cornbread stuffing is definitely one of my faves. Love thanksgiving :)


  3. Daisy’s avatar

    love it! Brussel Sprouts and Mac n cheese made my latest recipe post, too!! I need to make your spicy version of the brussels!


  4. Michelle’s avatar

    I’m looking forward to making mashed potatoes…and bringing it with me to Thanksgiving dinner!


  5. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Great recipes! My MIL makes a fantastic cornbread stuffing – I love that you added sausage to yours!


  6. Megan’s avatar

    Those biscuits are gorgeous. I made a mini Thanksgiving dinner today and am so excited about the turkey soup I have cooling on the counter now.


  7. cara’s avatar

    everything looks yummy! I posted my fave Thanksgiving recipe on my blog yesterday :)


  8. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    It’s so fun to see other’s holiday traditions. My mom always cooks the same recipes because she knows everyone likes them, but I think I’ll try to convince her of a few newer dishes next year.


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