The big feast is next week! I can hardly wait to spend the day with family and share a delicious home cooked meal. If you haven't made your menu yet - we have you covered from Appetizers to Dessert. Below find some of our very favorite recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner. We hope you'll try some and leave us a comment telling us what you made and how you liked it! Find all the links you need below: Appetizers Spinach Balls Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon . . .
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is famous for it's creamy, tart and sweet filling. Pair it with Grandma's flakey crust and you have a winner. This is the perfect for any occasion- especially on Thanksgiving when you have a pumpkin pie hater in the crowd. This recipe is my Sister-in-law family's recipe. It's been handed down, tried and tested- and is hand down the best! You can serve this pie when rhubarb and strawberries are fresh in season. Rhubarb is grown in green house and can be found all year . . .
We've shown you how to make a mean turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and now you need the rich gravy to compliment both. Making gravy is incredibly simple and fast. There are many ways to make a creamy gravy, but for this post I'll focus on making gravy from turkey drippings. Just what would be expected at a Thanksgiving dinner! In my family we grew up on Sunday pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade rolls. The gravy was always my favorite part. Well maybe the rolls were but the . . .
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving with out mashed potatoes. The turkey is of course the star, but mashed potatoes play a quiet and important role of best supporting actor. I mean really, with out the mashed potatoes what would you make gravy volcanos with? What would those fully rolls or turkey be dipped in? With out those creamy potatoes, a Thanksgiving feast just wouldn't be the same. So today I'm going to show you have to make some bomb mashed potatoes. They are so easy! Really, it is hard to . . .
Are you hosting the big feast this year? Curious about how much food you should serve to your guests? Well we have you covered. Below find a handy chart of how much per person you should serve at Thanksgiving Dinner. So just count your guests and get our your calculator and multiply the quantities below by the number of guests. This will ensure that no one will go hungry and you also won't have a fridge full of leftovers. If you're hosting this year - leave us a comment and let us . . .
Now that you've made that delicious turkey - how to you carve the darn thing? I've man handled a few baked turkeys and chickens in my life that I'm not proud of. They turned out to be a mess and I was left with lots of meat on the bones and turkey hands. Fortunately - I learned how to carve a bird, and it's much easier than you would think. Let's start with the tools. First and foremost you need a good carving knife. Zwilling Henckels and Oh So are pretty much BFFs because you can't . . .
I think we are all thinking about that big meal we are going to eat at the end of the month. And the turkey is the guy in the spotlight. So ditch that dry bird and trade it in for a tender moist highlight of the meal like it should be. How do you get your turkey tender and moist? Brining of course! Brining is marinating and adding moisture to you bird before it is cooked. So you can go from the photo above - to the finished product below. A brine is simply a salt water soak. But . . .
The HOLLAdays are here! Which means plenty of vintage recipes from our mommas and grandmommas, written in cursive on grease-stained old-school recipe cards. I've given the classic green bean casserole a facelift. No more cream-of-something soup. No more onion-flavored fried flour from a can. We've got fresh beans. Herbs abounding. Crispy onion strings. It's just perfect. Saute some garlic, onion, and mushrooms, then whisk in some flour to make a roux. Slowly add half-and-half for your rich, . . .
EVERY Thankgiving my husband asks for Pecan pie. He comes from southern roots and loves ( LOVES) a good Peeee-can Pie. Or is it Pe-con Pie? Well either way, he loves it. I've tried making them all, the chocolate, the "light karo-syrup" versions, the "dark karo-syrup" versions, the grocery store versions (wink wink) in the end he has decided that he loves the ol' fashion (nothing crazy added in) Pecan Pie's. So here it goes. I like to make my own pie crusts. Why? Because they are easy . . .
Apple pie is one of those pies that even pie haters love. Its always good to have a nice, classic (but amazing) apple pie recipe in your recipe box. This is one I have been making for years. It's my kids favorite kind of pie. WELL scratch that, they really like chocolate pie. I'd say apple and chocolate pie tie in the running for very favorite pie. The ingredients are for one pie, and same with the instructions in the recipe card. But if you have mini pie plates, or mini pie liners like I . . .