The Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide

You guys, Thanksgiving is almost here! If you’re super prepared, you’ve probably had your menu planned for weeks (or months.) If you’re like me, your plans are probably still up in the air. I’m a great procrastinator, what can I say?

Today’s post is the Our Best Bites Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide–all our favorites (and YOUR favorites) in one place so you can find them easily. We’re going to take next week off to spend with our families, so this post will be up all through Thanksgiving, so it will be easy to find everything you’re looking for!

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PicMonkey Collage (1)1.  Thanksgiving Turkey
2.  Tutorial:  How to Make Perfect Gravy
3.  Delicious Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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The Best Thanksgiving Desserts

1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
2. Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie
3. Layered Pumpkin Pie Toffee Cheesecake
4. French Silk Pie
5. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
6. Orange-Cranberry Cheesecake
7. Classic Apple Pie
8. Classic Apple Crisp
9. Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

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The Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes1. Soft and Fluffy Dinner Rolls
2. Roasted Whole Carrots
3.  Italian Sausage Stuffing
4.  Artichoke Sourdough Parmesan Stuffing
5.  Sweet Corn Spoon Bread (two ways, both sweet and savory)
6.  Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
7.  Cranberry Walnut Salad
8.  Cornbread Stuffing
9.  Candied Coconut Sweet Potatoes

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Thanksgiving Extras
1. Flower Turkey Place-settings
2. Candy Turkeys
3. Maple Cinnamon Butter
4. Sugared Cranberries
5. Cranberry Salsa
6. Baked Brie

Lastly, check out this Thanksgiving Planner to help keep you on track and our favorite Thanksgiving items to keep you sane during all the madness! 

Be sure to stay tuned the day AFTER Thanksgiving because we’ll be giving you a sneak preview of all our Cyber Monday deals in the Shop–new flavors, new sizes, new gift boxes, kitchen-y items, and gifts, plus all your old favorites will be in stock and we can’t wait for you to see them! 

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Meet The Author

Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving??Our Best Bites!!! Thank you so much for all of your recipes!! Everyone I have made I fall in love with! This thanksgiving I was all on my own and I have never cooked a turkey. I followed your recipe and suggestions to a T and it was by far the best turkey I have ever had!! I always know if I need to cook something that I can count on a win with your “Best Bites”! Thank you!!!

  2. I made these for Sunday dinner. They were a hit! My only regret was not doubling the recipe. They were sooo good and gone within minutes. I already have request to make them again for the next family get together. One suggestion is eat them within minutes of taking them out the oven. They taste so much better warm than cold.

  3. Ok, so I’m not sure if it’s just a brain problem that I’m having on this snowy Monday morning, but I can’t seem to figure out how to read comments for any of the posts. What am I doing wrong?

    I’m trying to decide between the pumpkin cheesecake, or the one that’s layered with the pumpkin pie filling, and I thought the comments might help me make my decision (such awesome commenters you have — they always help me out).