Tips & Goods | November 25, 2019

Everything You Need For A Delicious Thanksgiving

Are you still deciding on a menu for Thursday?  We are here to help!  We have you covered from the appetizers, the turkey, thru the sides, and on to the desserts.  Here is a list of our very favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

The Appetizers

Ranch Cheeseball

Classic.  Delicious.  Easy.  Loved by all.  You can’t go wrong with this guy.  Serve it up with crackers, and meats for an appetizer to please the crowds.

Ranch cheeseball recipe on a wooden cutting board with crackers, nuts, olives, grapes, and meats.

Cranberry Salsa

This sweet and savory dip will knock your socks off.  Tangy cranberry, spicy jalapeño, and smooth cream cheese come together for a festive and delicious dip


Pumpkin Pie Dip

Looking for something a little sweet to add to your appetizer table?  Pumpkin Pie Dip is the answer.  Creamy pumpkin and cream cheese pair with maple syrup and cinnamon for a sweet dip to serve alongside apple slices, pears, and gingersnaps.

Pumpkin pie dip on a wooden cutting board with apples, pears, and berries.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Always a favorite – bacon is the cure for all!  Crisp water chestnuts, wrapped in bacon, and drenched in a honey bbq sauce are a party in your mouth with this appetizer!

Bacon wrapped water chestnuts in a cast iron skillet.

The Turkey

World’s Best Fried Turkey

When it comes to turkey – fried takes the cake.  Crispy skin with a moist inside – this turkey will be the crown jewel of your Thanksgiving table.

Fried turkey on a platter

Brined Turkey with Herb Butter Rub

The classic brined and baked turkey.  Citrus and apple brine pair perfectly with an herb butter rub that make this turkey flavorful and tender.

Smoked Turkey

The new guy in town – and you’re gonna like him!  This smoked turkey has a depth of flavor you can’t replicate.

smoked turkey breast

The Sides

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic when it comes to Thanksgiving sides and these spuds are as smooth and creamy as they come.

mashed potatoes in bowl


You’re gonna have gravy, right?  Be sure to check out our tips for smooth, flavorful, and flawless gravy.

gravy in a gravy boat next to a turkey

Traditional Stuffing

Stuffing is my personal favorite part of the feast.  And this homemade stuffing will not disappoint.  We have this recipe perfected and it will be sure to be a hit at your party.

stuffing, rolls, cranberries and jam

Semi-Homemade Stuffing

If you want to skip part of the recipe, try our our semi-homemade stuffing.  Made special with cranberries and almonds.

Almond & cranberry stuffing in a white braiser, sitting on top of a wire cooling rack. Garnished with fresh herbs.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are another go-to at turkey day, but skip the marshmallow version.  Try out decadent sweet potato casserole for a gourmet version of those canned yams.

Candied Green Beans with Bacon

Bring on the veggies – these green beans are not your grandma’s cream of yuck version.  With bacon and pecans this veggie will not be left in the shadows.

Candied Green Beans - on a white platter atop a grey napkin.

Bacon Brussels

Another veggie that is near and dear to our hearts – these bacon Brussels are tender, flavorful, and a favorite around the table.

Brussel sprouts with bacon and garlic in a white skillet.

Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

Skip the canned cranberry sauce and make it homemade.  It’s easier than you think, and this dish will actually get eaten – unlike the can of gel.

Layered Jello

We ALWAYS serve jello on Thanksgiving, and this layered version is so fun.  This is a quick recipe to make, but will definitely deliver lots of smiles on turkey day.

raspberry layered jello salad

Healthy Pasta Salad

You always need a salad or two to balance things out on turkey day – right?  Try out healthy pasta salad for a refreshing change at the dinner table.

bow tie pasta in bow with sliced avocado

Baked Apple Salad

If you want to go a more traditional route – try our baked apple salad.  With the flavors and textures of fall, this salad will pair perfect with the big feast.

Baked apple salad on a white platter with a striped napkin.

The Desserts

Apple Pie

A classic.  There isn’t anything more American that apple pie.  Serve up this traditional dessert for lots of happy tummies.

Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie is a twist on a classic.  With a gingersnap crust and salted caramel topping – your guests will be coming back for seconds.

Pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust in a cast iron pan with blueberries to the side.

Razzleberry Pie

Triple berry pie – tart, tangy, and bursting with fall flavor.

Razzleberry Pie

Pecan Pie

Another classic – pure, unadulterated pecan pie.  Why change it if it isn’t broken?

Cherry Pie

This is the not cherry pie you make from a can.  This is homemade, tart, sweet, and Devine Cherry Pie.  Serve alamode of with whipped cream.

Tart Strawberry Pie

Rhubard come together with sweet berry for a tart and sweet slice of pie.



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