Thanksgiving Recipes

This year I’m lucky to be celebrating two Thanksgivings; one with my family in New York and one in Oregon with my love’s family. We all feel so very thankful to have this opportunity this year! As we’ve all grown up and moved away, getting together to celebrate the holidays has proven very difficult with all of our schedules, so for it to work out this time, well, let’s just say we are “gobbling up” every second together!

With my new-found hobby of cooking, my mom didn’t hesitate for a list of what I’m contributing for Thanksgiving dinner. And she’s right to ask because I had a list that could have fed a party of 50! I’ve gathered recipes all over the place; libraries, internet, magazines, and cookbooks. Everything looks so delicious and I actually feel confident that I could pull off something successful. Just one hint for you while gathering recipes: don’t do it when you’re hungry. I swear my list would’ve been done faster if I wasn’t searching on an empty stomach. 🙂

So here’s a list of recipes I’m contributing for Thanksgiving #1:


Carmelized Onion & Apple Tarts with Gruyère

Apple Cranberry Sage Bites

Baked Stuffed Shrimp (from America’s Test Kitchen Holiday Recipe Magazine)


Homemade Cranberry Sauce


Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

As I write this, I’m staring at my very first cheesecake, the Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe from my sister-in-law, and it looks delish! It’s sitting in the fridge until tomorrow, so the final results won’t be until I try to slice & serve it for dessert. I have a feeling that no matter how it looks, it will taste divine!


Recipes I’m contributing for Thanksgiving #2:


Choice of Roquefort or Goat Cheese, Dry Salami and Arugula on Milton’s Multi-Grain crackers

Shrimp Cocktail


Mashed Potatoes with Gruyère

Roasted Root Vegetables with Maple Syrup

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Buttermilk biscuits


Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake


What are you making for Thanksgiving dinner?


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