Thanksgiving is always treated with extra special care wherever I go. It is no doubt in part seen as a tribute to my Dad and his love of the holiday. He was an incredible cook and was a master with everything from the “main event” to desserts. I always remember the table filled with so much effort and love in every dish. It was a day where all the stress and turmoil could melt away and we could remind ourselves of what is truly important, one another.
Now that I have a lovely little familia I am so excited to start some traditions of our own. I am beyond super happy that the babies are interested and getting old enough to be helpful in the kitchen. This year I also have my little sister coming to stay which is wonderful. She is one of my favorite people to share the kitchen with.
I know the time is tick, ticking away but if you are like me you work best under pressure. I have collected a list of some of the most delicious and unique recipes I could gather, along with a few classics of course. You may find a last minute addition or replacement for your holiday table. Or if you are feeling “crazy” you can make them any day just because! Have a safe and beautiful holiday. I hope you are surrounded by those you love at a table filled with delicious food, laughter and gratitude. XOXO Nicole
Sweet Potato Biscuits – I made these last year and I will again (I used a cookie cutter to make them extra fun).
Masala Cranberry Mango Sauce – I saw this one just in time and I am excited to make it.
Dumpling Squash with Cream and Sage Sauce – Yum…must make this year!
Chestnut and Apple Stuffing – In honor of my Mother in Law who loves chestnuts
Mini Cornbread Puddings – Why are mini foods always that much more appealing?
Lemon and Caper Mashed Potatoes – I love this idea!
Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat’s cheese – Yes Please!!
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese – A nice autumn spin on a classic
Apple Pie – Wait till you see this adorable pie!
Sage and Garlic Roasted Chicken with Pomegranate and black pepper glaze – This is a top contender for my holiday bird right now
Cinnamon Chai Cream Pie – Heavenly sounding!
Watercress Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Refreshing and lovely looking!
Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon– Shitake and Bacon with Green Beans, sign me up!
Mashed Red Curry Sweet Potatoes – This is a delicious sounding spin on traditional Sweet Potatoes. I will definitely be trying this.
Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate – I can’t wait!
Mushroom Puffs – An easy make ahead appetizer