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15 Thanksgiving Recipes To Make This Year


In just one week I’ll be breaking all my rules and boarding a flight on the busiest travel day of the year to spend Thanksgiving in New York with Conor’s family before he and I head to Copenhagen. Along with feeling lucky to spend the holidays with his family (they really are the best), I’m looking forward to a few days in NYC and to the six of us making Thanksgiving dinner!

I’ve been talking about baking a pie for months and really hope I can pull it off. Back in college I thought 6 cups of confectioner’s sugar meant 6 cups of granulated sugar, so I wouldn’t say I’m naturally good at baking, but I’ve since learned about the different types of sugar. I’ve got this.

After scouring the internet for Thanksgiving recipes, I decided to compile a list of some of the ones I’m most excited about. Here we go.

Start the day off right with some carbs and sugar. These pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls should do it.
And some Thanksgiving hors d’oeuvres
Since we’re all about carbs today, how about some homemade crescent rolls?
A dash of healthy with these maple balsamic roast vegetables
root-vegetables-03Anthony Bourdain’s candied sweet potatoes with bourbon
Parsnip gratin
Pumpkin spice latte bread pudding
And since the bourbon is already open, why not add some to the cranberry sauce?
A roast turkey with herbs de provence rub
gallery-1475783576-clx1112106a-2The Gingerlist’s smoked turkey
A good old fashioned pumpkin pie
And a very fancy caramel pear lattice pie
screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-20-31-pmOk one more pie in case I screw the first one up.
recipe_caramelapplepie_750x750This is way too much effort for someone like me but I want to be the person who makes homemade marshmallows and cocoa. In case one of you is more ambitious than the person writing this post…

If you have a favorite recipe or food blog, please leave a link in the comments below!

  • Mimi Napleton Collins

    So glad you plan on cooking all these wonderful things! Looking forward to spending Thanksgiving together in NYC!

    • I can’t wait! Think we need to make those cinnamon rolls! 🙂

  • Heather

    For Thanksgiving, I make Ina Garten EVERYTHING! I make her turkey, the cognac gravy, apple chutney, green beans, goat cheese mashed potatoes and cornbread. My mom brings an incredible sausage stuffing and I make an apple crumb pie for dessert.
    Ina Garten’s recipes never fail. They’re so easy and so impressive.

    • I want to hear about the pie! Apple? Pumpkin? And can I come over?

      • Heather

        I make a caramel apple crumb pie that’s a slightly altered version of a recipe I found in better homes and gardens a few years ago. It’s so easy that my 3 year old son helps me make it. He pours the ingredients into the bowl and the mixer and stirs everything together. I do cheat and use a pre made graham cracker crust. It makes life so much easier.
        You are welcome to join our Thanksgiving! I live on Long Island so I’m close to where you’ll be for Thanksgiving 😉

        • That sounds AMAZING. I’ll bet he’s a better baker than I am. Ha.

    • Ina is just the best, no doubt. 🙂

  • These recipes look delicious! Specially those sweet potatoes.

    Favorite food blogs:
    and for sweets
    Trying to get into healthier cooking so I got Daphne Oz’s Cookbooks,

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