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Thanksgiving Recipes

The holidays are my favorite time to eat homemade foods made from sweet local and seasonal ingredients.  I’ve posted several recipes here, and thought I’d share them with you now so you have some exciting recipes to try this year!

Homemade Hot Buttered Rum

Homemade Hot Buttered Rum

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Delicious Winter Squash Souffle

Winter Squash Souffle

Fresh Pumpkin Pie

(Includes Homemade Pie Shell and Filling)

Fresh Pumpkin Pie

As I went through my recipes I realized we have several more in our holiday repertoire, so I will upload some more holiday recipes in the coming weeks.

Please Share Your Own Favorite Recipes!

You are more than welcome to post your recipes in the comments here.  Or if you have posted a favorite recipe on your blog, please feel free to link to it here.

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5 comments to Thanksgiving Recipes

  • I can’t stop looking at recipes! They’re everywhere. This souffle however may be just the dish for the day after the holiday. I love that you recommend mixing the ingredients by hand. That always brings me present to the food in a way that I never am when I use a utensil. Thank you.

  • Rob

    I make a mean cranberry cream cheese dip that is a bit different than other dips- kind of fruity, kind of tangy. One of my favorite holday appetizer recipes comes from Miss Paula Deen, bacon wrapped breadsticksEveryone loves them in my family

  • Next year I’m trying that hot buttered rum.

    I tried some recipes from this month’s Vegetarian Magazine; they were great – butternut squash/bartlett pear soup and carrot-cranberry-walnut salad. And my friend’s mom came over with her recipes. Pecan loaf is amazing. Yum.

  • Katrina, you’re welcome. The souffle is something I think you’ll enjoy very much! I will say that my husband likes the souffle better when the squash is mixed well with a mixer, but I like it both ways. And I totally agree – mixing by hand is wonderful!

    Rob, ok you didn’t get me with the bacon wrapped breadsticks, but the cranberry dip sounds very interesting!

    Stephanie, yum yum and yum! Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving at home. And the hot buttered rum is great throughout December. :)

  • Having just discovered the greatness of farming in our own garden, I have to say potato soup is our favourite of the month. I found a website dedicated to just potato soup recipes, can you believe it?!. There’s a website for anything and everything nowadays it appears!

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