Thanksgiving Recipes: My favorites for the holidays

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In preparation for Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to pull out some of my favorite recipes that work great for holidays! Cranberries, pumpkin and so much more, I just love Thanksgiving, the food that accompanies it, and the family that surrounds it. I hope you all have a joyous Thanksgiving feast!

(If you are looking for some Thanksgiving crafts be sure to visit my craft blog!)

Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Now I haven’t included any main dish recipes here, but I will tell you that last year we roasted a 28 pound monster. I brined it and it was incredible! I bought the same brine this year, though I know you can make the brine yourself, I was really happy with the brine I get from Spice Hunter. This is not a paid mention, just telling you what we had and loved enough to buy again!

Here are the recipes Use the numbered text links below the picture to get to the recipes. 

Below mine at the end of the post you will see even more recipes listed. If you have a blog and would like to play along, see the instructions at the end of this post. If you are just looking for recipes, I hope you enjoy!

ANOTHER DELICIOUS IDEA >>  Sugar Free Peach-Pear Crisp

Coffee cake recipes

White Chocolate Cranberry Coffee Cake Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Cranberry Pumpkin Coffee Cake Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

1. White Chocolate Cranberry Coffee Cake


2. Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
3. Cranberry Pumpkin Coffee Cake
4. Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

muffin recipes

Banana Upside Down Muffins Peach Almond Bread with Cinnamon Topping Vanilla Maple Butternut Muffins click for all muffin and quick bread recipes

1. Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins with White Chocolate Chunks
2. Banana Upside Down Muffins
3. Peach Almond Bread with Cinnamon Topping
4. Vanilla Maple Butternut Muffins

breakfast recipes


Bacon and Green Onion Frittata with Smoky Gouda

2. Eggs Baked in Ramekins
3. Quick Orange Rolls
4. Raisin Bread French Toast

salad recipes

Easy Tuna Pasta Salad Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad KFC Coleslaw Chicken Salad with Grapes click for all salad recipes

1. Easy Tuna Pasta Salad
2. Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad
3. KFC Coleslaw
4. Chicken Salad with Grapes

bread recipes


Pull Apart Cornmeal Dinner Rolls

2. Pull Apart Dinner Rolls
3. Katie Kinser’s French Bread
4. Simple One Hour Homemade Bread

pie recipes

Homemade Baker's Square French Silk Pie Perfect Pumpkin Pie Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake Amanda's Espresso Chocolate Pie click for all pie recipes

1. Homemade Baker’s Square French Silk Pie
2. Perfect Pumpkin Pie
3. Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
4. Amanda’s Espresso Chocolate Pie

cookie recipes

Cranberry Orange Spiral Cookies Blackberry Pie Squares White Chocolate Pumpkin Blondies Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Cookies click for all cookie recipes

1. Cranberry Orange Spiral Cookies
2. Blackberry Pie Squares
3. White Chocolate Pumpkin Blondies
4. Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Cookies

cake recipes


Amanda’s 4 Layer Chocolate Dappled Pumpkin Cake

2. Chocolate Cake w/ Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate Topping
3. Greek Apple Pastry
4. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Rum Whipped Topping

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  1. Tasty Eats At Home says

    Amanda, what a great mix of recipes! I'm linking up my recipe for a gluten free stuffing and gravy that's make ahead!

  2. Deeba PAB says

    I love the virtual feast here Amanda, and the selection is wonderful. Off to Stumble you! Thanks for organising the 'linky'…mine doesn't look like yours. Wonder what I did wrong?

  3. Beverly @ says

    This is a great list Amanda!! Thanks so much for putting it all together – I can't wait to try some of these. :)

  4. ♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ says

    Hullo Amanda, so happpy to be here, found u thru dear Deeba's blog and totally love this collection!!
    My internet in troubling me but will try to add and link as many recipes as i can ok!!
    WOnderful idea u came up with and am already loving it!

  5. Ingrid says

    I want to eat all of it. I don't even want turkey or any of the other stuff. I just want the desserts with a BIG ice COLD glass of milk.

  6. Natasha says

    Your ideas are wonderful! Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here in Australia I will certainly be trying one of these ideas for my Aussie Thanksgiving dinner that I am hosting on Thursday night. Thanks!

    I will tweet about this too! I am only new to twitter so am loving this re-tweeting idea!

    Best wishes,


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