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Family Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted Nov 22 2011 4:40pm

When it comes to our family Thanksgiving meal, we are very traditional. If there isn’t turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, homemade rolls and pumpkin pie, it isn’t Thanksgiving! Our side dishes may vary somewhat, but we don’t venture far from sweet potatoes or butternut squash, creamed spinach, corn, cranberry something and tossed green salad, which gets sadly neglected on this holiday meal! My mother always made a humongous  bowl of cooked spinach, creamed with whipping cream and lots of bacon and onion!

On today’s post I am including some of the recipes featured in the past that could compliment your Thanksgiving menu.

This recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Apple Dip makes a perfect appetizer for your Thanksgiving meal. It is also good to keep a plate of sliced apples along with this dip, on the counter for all to nibble on throughout the evening. It is not high in fat or laden with refined sugar.


I found this recipe years ago and continue to make these Butternut Squash Dinner rolls for our Thanksgiving meal.


This side dish of Wild Rice with Butternut Squash adds great color and texture to your Thanksgiving table. This particular post it was served with tilapia, however it makes a complete dish all on its own.


This famous Stetson chopped salad made its way to our table a few years ago. The flavors and textures of this amazing salad have made it famous worldwide!


My honey claims that his favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the stuffing. Here is the Mushroom Herb Stuffing recipe passed down from my father…a winner by far!


For those who prefer a gluten-free stuffing, this recipe of Roasted Butternut Squash with Brown Rice Stuffing is a fantastic alternative!


Pumpkin Pie is required for the Thanksgiving meal, however, this recipe of Pumpkin Pie with Almond Ginger Cookie Crust, adds a healthy twist. You won’t feel guilty indulging in this fantastic dessert!


You can also have a plate of these delicious Butternut Squash Cookies for the kiddies who don’t eat pie!


If you have leftover butternut squash or sweet potatoes, try this recipe for your breakfast the next morning. Apple Pumpkin Pecan pancakes will stretch out your Thanksgiving feast for another day!

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