I thought I would share with you all my favorite recipes for this season. I'd love to hear what your favorite dish or recipe is as well!
Turkey: Perfect Turkey
We made this recipe last year and it was literally the best turkey I've ever had in my life. My husband even loved it and he said he'd never liked turkey before he had this recipe.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Using my own recipe which I'm still playing with. I use broth and EVOO instead of milk and butter to create a healthier creamy mashed potato dish.
Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing: http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/2008/11/corn-bread-chorizo-stuffing
Green Bean Casserole: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/not-your-mamas-green-bean-casserole-recipe/index.html
Here is a video recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/green-bean-casserole/27743.html
Alton Brown rocks my socks! If you aren't familiar with this Food Network Chef, I promise you will love his recipes!
Brussel Sprouts: I haven't decided on this one yet! I'm thinking cranberry and pecan but I may do a bacon and onion version.
Sweet Potato Casserole: Thinking up my own version with a lighter filling and a pecan streusel topping.
Cranberry Sauce: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/1421
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pumpkin-gooey-butter-cakes-recipe/index.html
Apple Pie: http://potsnplans.blogspot.com/2010/06/apple-pie-in-jar.html
I am still deciding if I will make a whole pie or do the "Pie in a Jar" recipe to give each family member a jar to take home.
I hope my ideas might inspire some of you. I am so excited to be hosting Thanksgiving this year and I'm happy to share the traditional foods that I grew up with in a new way! In the words of Paula Dean "Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll!"