Thursday, November 7, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comI had to shuffle my schedule around and the project that I was going to share with you today isn’t quite ready. But since I was meal planning with my mother for our Thanksgiving dinner and going through my recipes, I’d thought I’d share some of our favorites with you. Some of these make a regular appearance on our Thanksgiving table. The spinach apple & glazed pecan salad, cranberry conserve, cheesecake bars and pecan mini tarts are always requested. A few others are new recipes that are also perfect for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comCranberry, Apple and Mandarin Orange Conserve. Years ago, I heard this recipe on the radio while driving to work and memorized it since I couldn’t jot it down. I’ve made it year after year and it’s always a hit.

Quinoa Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comThese Quinoa Salad Bites would be a perfect replacement for a heavier appetizer since we want to save our appetites for the stars of the show – turkey, gravy and stuffing.

Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comI love this Spinach, Apple & Glazed Pecan Salad - it’s perfect year round. Refreshing in the summer and also delicious in the fall with the crisp apples and sweet glazed pecans.

Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comIf you’re not into traditional stuffing, this Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Casserole would be delicious with turkey. What the heck, have the stuffing and the casserole.

Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comDid you leave room for dessert? Mini Pecan Tarts that are perfectly bite-sized and oh-so innocent looking. Every time I make these my husband says “I don’t like pecan pie but I love these”.

Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comNot a fruit pie lover? Try this Classic Southern Chocolate Pie. It’s rich and gooey and incredibly chocolaty.

Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comCheesecake Bars are also on the menu this year. I’ll be making these and they’ll be served along side of my mother’s pies.

Yum, I can’t wait! Our menu this year is: shrimp cocktail, spinach apple & glazed pecan salad, cranberry conserve, turkey, stuffing, candied yams, green bean casserole, apple pie, pecan pie and cheesecake bars. I’m also making a new appetizer which is the post that wasn’t quite ready for today. I’ll be sharing that recipe next week.

What’s on your Thanksgiving menu? Do you stick to the same exact menu every year or try out new things once in a while?
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  1. it's been a long while since i have thought about that southern chocolate pie. chess pie? is that what i remember it being called? yummmmmmm.

    hope you'll have a moment to stop by and see what i have been creating:

    smiles to you.

    hello lovely



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