Happy Thanksgiving!

Or rather, Happy Thanksgiving week– since it’s Monday 🙂  Kate is off vacationing, and I’m at home with my kids out of school all week, so we thought we’d leave you with a few of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes today since everyone seems to be in planning mode already.

I’m going to skip all the fancy descriptions and just show you pictures of the things that usually show up on my holiday table.  These are my faves!  No one minds if we start with dessert first, right?  I didn’t think so.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan-Gingersnap Crust

Layered Pumpkin Pie Toffee Cheesecake

Classic Apple Pie

Stuffed Bleu Cheese Potatoes

Roasted Garlic-Rosemary Potatoes

Caramelized Green Beans

Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Candied Coconut Sweet Potatoes

Parmesan Artichoke Stuffing

Italian Sausage Dressing

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans

Candied Walnut Salad

Poppyseed Mandarin Salad

World’s Best Dinner Rolls

Easy Herb Topped Dinner Rolls

Cranberry Sauce

Oreo Turkeys

Flower Turkeys

And if you’re  on turkey duty this week (wanna know a little secret?  I have somehow managed to avoid being on turkey duty for all 32 years of my life!  True story.) Definitely check out Kate’s Turkey recipe, along with her other new recipes this year, Creamy Pear Pie and Sausage Cornbread Stuffing.

What are you all doing for Thanksgiving?  You know, besides stuffing your bellies… I’m always curious to hear about other people’s traditions- in our house we always follow the big meal with a trip to the movie theater!  Kate and I are going to take the rest of the week off, but we’ll be back Monday (or maybe Friday, we’ll see how the week goes 😉 ) We hope you all have a wonderful holiday surrounded by people you love.  Eat lots, relax lots, and most importantly, give thanks!

 And don’t forget to enter the giveaways we have going on right now on The Scoop.  The Silhouette giveaway ends tomorrow (tues) and I am going to announce a winner for the ginormous Smucker’s Basket giveaway at some point today, so hurry and enter that one if you haven’t already!

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Questions & Reviews

  1. I made the Layered Pumpkin Pie Toffee Cheesecake and the Candied Coconut Sweet Potatoes for our Thanksgiving. My family ranted and raved over both! I could eat those sweet potatoes everyday! 🙂

  2. Just wanted to thank you for the Layered Pumpkin Pie Toffee Cheesecake recipe! It was a hit and something I will definitely be making again!!

  3. That’s it, I’m having a second Thanksgiving in a week. I have too many recipes I want to try!!!

  4. The biggest new-comer hit of the day was the candied coconut sweet potatoes! Everyone LOVED them! I also used the turkey making instructions and it was THE moistest turkey I have ever had! Thanks for all your great information! It made for a fabulous feast!

  5. Thanks for the great Thanksgiving recipes! I made the turkey, the coconut sweet potatoes, the green beans and the pear pie. All of them were amazing! The best Thanksgiving ever!

  6. I am waiting for my “World’s Best Rolls” to bake in the oven. My mother-in-law asked me to bring homemade rolls and a pie to Thanksgiving. The rolls are giving me serious anxiety. I mean, really, in my opinion, they are like the main event next to the turkey! And mine NEVER TURN OUT like yours do, well, at least how yours look in the photos. They are more flat, looking like a hamburger bun more than a dinner roll. Help. I want to perfect these.

  7. Um – so I made the candied coconut sweet potato thingy last year for Christmas and I believe my hips still show remnants of that scrumptious dish! Seriously – sooooo good!

  8. For Thanksgiving dinner, I reserve the kitchen/multi-purpose room and Cultural Hall (gym) at my church. I fix the main course (turkey, gravy, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pies) at home then transport to the church. I have about 40 family members that usually drive an hour to join us. They bring the salads, desserts, etc. After dinner, the men and kids go into the gym and play volleyball the remaining of the day and evening. Then we women get down to business with crafts that we have brought to share and teach one another…usually Christmas gifts, ornaments, etc. It is an awesome day and we’ve done this for about 18 years now.