The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu Plan

    Thanksgiving is a BIG deal at my house and since I love to cook, I say bring on the appetites! With only two weeks to go I will be doing a lot of shopping this weekend and the next. I have discovered a few great recipes over the years that I am now sharing with you. The dishes are a mix of family recipes handed down and some tried and true from other fine cooks. I make a lot of my side dishes the night before so I am not going absolutely crazy in the kitchen Thanksgiving day. I also have a double oven which is a lifesaver and I…

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    Bourbon Pecan Pie

    I absolutely love Pecan Pie and it is a huge hit in my house. Add bourbon of course and it is even better! You can always omit the bourbon of course but it’s the holidays so why not!   Print Bourbon Pecan Pie Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword bourbon, pecanpie Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 50 minutes Ingredients 3 large Eggs At Room Temp 1 cup Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 1 cup Karo Syrup 3 tbsp Butter At Room Temp 2 tbsp Bourbon 1 tsp Real Vanilla Extract 1 cup Chopped Pecans 1 Prepared Deep Dish Pie Crust I blind bake mine for a bit…

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    Bourbon Whipped Cream

    Pair this wonderful whipped cream with your pies! I don’t have a specific bourbon I cook with but there are so many local distilleries these days why not support one of them! Enjoy y’all! Print Bourbon Whipped Cream Course Dessert Keyword bourbon, whippedcream Prep Time 5 minutes Ingredients 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar 1 tsp Real Vanilla extract 1 tsp Bourbon Instructions In a chilled bowl combine all the ingredients and whip with a hand mixer until peaks form.

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    Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs are a must and I tend to make a crazy amount because they don’t make it to the table if I don’t! Again super easy and can make ahead.   Print Deviled Eggs Recipe is for a dozen but you can definitely make more! Ingredients 6 large Eggs 2 tbsp Olive Oil Mayo 1 1/2 tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish White Vinegar Just a splash 1 tsp Yellow Mustard Salt & Pepper To taste Smoked Paprika Garnish Instructions Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, add water covering eggs. Bring to a boil, cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes. Rinse under cold water for…

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    Corn Casserole

    Super easy and a great side dish! There are a ton of variations out there but I like to keep mine simple.   Print Corn Casserole Course Side Dish Cuisine American Keyword corncasserole, thanksgiving Prep Time 8 minutes Cook Time 55 minutes Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes Ingredients 1 15oz Can Corn Drained 1 14oz Can Creamed Corn 1 pckg Corn Muffin Mix I use Jiffy 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt Can sub Sour Cream 1/2 stick Butter 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, yogurt, and melted butter. Pour into…

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    Bacon Green Bean Casserole

    Yes I said bacon! I mean how else do you make an already great dish perfect! I don’t use canned green beans either and am thankful my hubby doesn’t mind breaking beans! Print Bacon Green Bean Casserole Course Side Dish Cuisine American Keyword sidedish, thanksgiving Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 45 minutes Ingredients 2 lbs Fresh Green Beans Snapped, trimmed and blanched 2 cans Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup 1/2 cup Milk 1 1/3 cup French Fried Onions I use French's Salt & Pepper to taste 6 slices Bacon (prepared & crumble) I use applewood Instructions Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9x13…

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    Mashed Potatoes

    Being Irish the potato is a staple in my house! I love them cooked any way possible especially mashed! Enjoy this super creamy easy recipe. Print Mashed Potatoes Ingredients 2.5 lbs Potatoes I love Russett or Yukon Gold 3.5 cups Water for boil 1 1/2 tsp Salt To taste 1 1/2 tsp Pepper 1 1/2 sticks Butter 1 cup Milk I use almond for my allergy people Instructions In a large pot place peeled and diced potatoes and cover with water. Cook on high heat and boil about 10 minutes and medium heat another 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat and discard water. (Save the water and sip on for…

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    Simple Cranberry Sauce

    There are only a few of us that enjoy cranberry sauce so I don’t make a lot. This is a super quick and easy recipe that you are sure to enjoy! Print Cranberry Sauce Course Side Dish Cuisine American Keyword thanksgiving Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Ingredients 1 pckg Cranberries 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Orange juice Instructions In a medium saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries, and cook until they start to pop (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

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    Nana’s Cornbread Dressing

    So this is a recipe passed down from my Nana and I have attempted to add directions as best as possible. As you can imagine Southern mama’s tend to cook everything by taste and look so it can be a challenge to get exact measurements. I made this last year for the first time and it was wonderful though a little dry. You will want your mixture wet but not swimming prior to baking. You will want to bake this at 350° for about 30-45 minutes checking frequently.   Print Nana's Cornbread Dressing Course Side Dish Cuisine Southern Keyword cornbread, dressing, sidedish, southern, thanksgiving Ingredients Cornbread 2 cups Self Rising…

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    Yia Yia’s Sweet Potato Casserole

    AKA Goodness! I was introduced to this recipe 8 years ago and it is so darn good I can’t stand it! The sweet goodness and crispy topping make this a dish that is not for the faint at heart. It is not diet friendly either but hey, it’s only twice a year right? Hope y’all enjoy this as much as my family does.   Print Yia Yia's Sweet Potato Casserole Course Side Dish Cuisine Southern Keyword delicious, sidedish, sweetpotatoes, yummy Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 35 minutes Ingredients 3 cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes I use Bruce's Yams with most of the liquid drained 1 cup…