You have your turkey on the door, and your scented pumpkins on the kitchen island, now it is time to finalize your Thanksgiving menu! Let Mom Does Reviews help you with everything you need from the appetizers to dessert! Don’t worry, we made sure to throw in a few favorites too!
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Appetizers & Starters:
Pam asked me to make her an owl for Thanksgiving this year and I thought she may have been confused. Of course, I was wrong, she did want an owl — because sometimes you need something other than a turkey in November! This easy Ranch flavored cheese ball will please your guests and give them each their own plate of cuteness. It requires so few ingredients that you may even find yourself asking your kids to make it!
My Sister-in-law always makes sausage balls for the holidays. It doesn’t matter what holiday (or event) it is, if she is there, we will be having sausage balls. Guess what we are having on Thursday? Yes, I decided you should be having sausage balls with me! Enjoy!
Beets is my new love and the perfect addition to this easy salad. When I was a child every salad was a chef’s salad and I never knew there were so many other options out there. Skip the traditional side salad or Caesar this year and give this beautiul Balsamic Beet Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts a try!
Nothing smells better than homemade bread! It fills the house with an amazing aroma that nobody can ignore. Don’t skip the rolls just because your oven may be a little full. Make room, I promise these fresh rolls are worth it!
Photo Credit: CopyKat.com
This year’s main course is a beautiful deep fried turkey. CopyKat even gives several spices options for you to enjoy any flavor your heart desires! Do you like spicy? Savory? Sweet? — thaw your turkey, pick your favorite, and heath the oil!
I don’t like cornbread dressing/stuffing … at all! Until I married my husband I was very anti-stuffing. I have since learned that when dressing is made without cornbread and by skipping that horrible (cough) red box, it is much much better! This recipe calls for white and wheat bread chunks and looks spectacular — I cannot wait to try it!
I really love canned jelly cranberry sauce, but this ABC Sauce has my taste buds standing in anticipation for Thursday! Doesn’t it look beautiful? Is it Thanksgiving yet? (yummies)
Roasted carrots are so good and add a great amount of color to the table. I also adore them candied, but since we will be feasting on a heaping bowl of sweet potatoes, I will be a good girl and go straight roasted with my carrots this year. To Simply Inspire has done such a beautiful job with these Roasted Carrots I know they will not allow me to miss my candied favorites.
Photo Credit: Mooshu Jenne
I can almost remember the first time I tried green bean casserole at my grandmother’s house. I think I was about twelve and she stumbled upon the recipe on the back of a can of creamed soup. It quickly became one of my favorite dishes. The version I picked out for you this year should be called “Not your Nana’s Green Bean Casserole” because it is packed full of flavors my grandmother and I never would have thought of! Bacon, cheese atop green bean casserole? Yes please!
This creamed corn is another “I need color” recipe. When thinking of your Thanksgiving table, think of the colors. What are the colors of autumn and how did these commonly known autumn colors come about? I think fall colors are derived from food so yellow goes on the table to make my Thanksgiving complete!
My Nana and I were the only two people in my family who loved sweet potatoes. Preparing them and eat them was always a special bonding moment for us. Do you have a special dish at Thanksgiving that you share with a loved one each year?
Cranberry salad! I have no idea if this is a side dish or dessert but it was too beautiful not to show you! It is topped with pomegranate – Yum!
Move over traditional pumpkin pie, there is a new favorite in town! Cheesecake lovers everywhere is going ga-ga for this one!
This inquiring mind wants to know…. how many pies do you bake for Thanksgiving?
Gobble, gobble! Even if you don’t have children of your own, if someone in your family has them, you have to make something special just for them! Check out these easy peasy turkey cookies!
I adore these pretzel rod indian corns because I think they are stunning for children or adults. Play around with the container idea and see what you can come up with!
I have never seen a cake look so hard, and easy, at the same time! I keep looking at this thinking “I could do that” and then when I look at it again I think I’m crazy for thinking I could pull it off. Can you do this?
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