Thanksgiving is nearly here, which means time with family, lots of food and a course, football! (Let’s go Cowboys!).
If you haven’t started planning your Thanksgiving feast, have no fear. Below are a few crowd-pleasers for you and your family to enjoy throughout the day, and even a great way to use those leftovers that will have you looking like Ross if someone else touches it.
During the fall, there’s no such thing as too much pumpkin. This Thanksgiving start your day with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. Click the link for the full recipe.
3 cups (15 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (see note)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil (I often sub half applesauce/half oil)
2 cups (15 ounces) granulated sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin puree (15-ounce can)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup (4 ounces) powdered sugar
1/2 cup (3.75 ounces) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (1.25 ounces) all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Once you sit down to enjoy your meal as a family, everyone will be passing the dinner rolls around. This year, kicks yours up a notch with cranberry and brie bombs.
1 (12.3-oz.) wheel brie
1 (16.3-oz.) tube biscuit dough
1/2 c. cranberry sauce
4 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. chopped thyme leaves
1 tsp. chopped rosemary
1 tsp. Pinch flaky sea salt
Don’t spend the day slaying in the kitchen and miss out on family fun. Here’s a quick dessert that you can throw in the crockpot to take one thing off of your to-do list. Try easy crock pot fried apples, best paired with vanilla ice cream if I say so myself.
Bag approx. 14 oz of sliced gala apples or similar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter melted
1 tbsp lemon juice
After the day has finished and you’re wondering what to do with all that left over food, have a second feast with these amazing turkey-cranberry sliders.
1 package Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (12 count)
2 cups diced turkey
1 cup cranberry sauce or relish
6 slices Swiss (or favorite cheese)
6 tbsp butter
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tbsp dried minced onion
salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese (optional)
dried parsley (optional)