Entries Tagged 'Thanksgiving'



Memories of Leftovers

Thanksgiving 2013

We had a really nice Thanksgiving celebration yesterday at my cousin’s house.  There was lots of family, lots of laughing, and lots of delicious food.  All the leftovers we made off with went to work with Phil this morning so there’s no cold pumpkin pie for breakfast and no turkey sandwiches for me today, something that’s a little unusual.  But I had my fill of turkey and all the trimmings yesterday and I’m feeling okay about bucking tradition and just eating a light lunch today.  I am, however, sitting here enjoying some memories of what Thanksgiving was like when I was younger and rather than feeling melancholy about loved ones lost, I’m feeling pretty lucky to have so many wonderful holiday celebrations to look back on. Continue reading →

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Non-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts

Pumpkin Praline Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

While it’s honestly a little hard for me to imagine, I know there are some of you out there who don’t really care for pie.  I may not agree with that sentiment, but I can accept it.  And I can agree that there should always be room for delicious, seasonal, non-pie desserts on the Thanksgiving table.  As long as there is also pie.  Here are some ideas: Continue reading →

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Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

Maple Rosemary Glazed Walnuts

Baked White Bean Dip with Rosemary and Parmesan

Baked White Bean Dip with Rosemary and Parmesan

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds

Sweet and Spicy Chinese Five Spice Roasted Almonds

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Smoked Tuna Dip

Other Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas from around the web:

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Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Raisins, and Cashews

This is one of my favorite salads ever.  It combines all of my favorite things: broccoli, bacon, raisins, and cashews!  How can you go wrong with that combination?  I even had a hard time taking the photo because I  just can’t stop eating this salad once it’s put together. Continue reading →

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Mashed Potato Casserole with Cream Cheese and Sour Cream

Don’t worry, don’t worry! This recipe does NOT include peas of any kind.  But this is how I like to eat my mashed potatoes at every single holiday meal.  The more peas, the better!  But whether you like a side of peas with your meal or not, I have no doubt that you will love these mashed potatoes that are whipped with both cream cheese and sour cream!  Seriously, they are insanely delicious! Continue reading →

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