Thanksgiving Recipes

I’m  hosting Thanksgiving Dinner this year.  It’s just going to be our family and a couple of guests, so nothing major.  I’m starting to sort through the recipes I’ve  used in the past, and thought I would share them with you.

Let’s start with what matters most.

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Tyler Florence’s Velvety Mashed Potatoes

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Wayne’s Cranberry Sauce by Paula Deen

This one is a little more involved, but man, is it good!  And you can make it ahead of time.

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Martha Stewart’s Gourmet Green Bean Casserole

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Ina Garten’s Smashed Sweet Potato Casserole

The Hubs is in charge of the turkey and he always turns to Martha’s instructional video on “How to Roast a Turkey.”  I guess I’m not the only Martha in his life.

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Martha Stewart’s How to Roast a Turkey

Other than that, I just heat up some frozen corn, make stuffing from the bag mix — some in the bird, some separate.

I’m terrible at making gravy, so any tips or recipes would be appreciated!

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Paula Deen’s Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

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The Pioneer Woman’s Pie that will make you cry

I think I’ll leave one more dessert to the guests who will be joining us this year.  But when it comes to the whipped cream, it simply must be homemade!

I just pour a quart of heavy whipping cream into my mixer, pour in a dash of really good vanilla, and a couple tablespoons of sugar.  I don’t like my whipped cream too sweet.  I whip it until soft peaks form and then cover it with saran and keep it in the fridge until dessert time.  Freshly ground nutmeg and/or cinnamon tastes (and looks) delicious on top of the cream.

Gobble, gobble.  Nap, nap!

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