Over the weekend, I shared some cookbooks I’m excited to dig into this holiday season, as I’ve had Thanksgiving recipes on my mind. I’m actually not cooking this year- my friend Laurie Anne is taking care of the meal… we’re having Friendsgiving in Arizona, but I’m most definitely looking forward to eating delicious food. My doctors have me on a really strict diet right now, as they continue to request labs and I’m very much looking forward to getting back to gluten, dairy, starches, and all the tasty things- even if only for a day. Ha! I’ve been pinning lots of recipes in hopes they’re helpful to you this holiday season… consider this post a fun variation of 10 Pins this month, and click through for 10 classic harvest season recipes I’d love to make! You may also discover some talented food bloggers to follow, as well.
Sarah’s dessert recipes are always my go-to. Coming from Kentucky, we love our bourbon in this house… this classic bourbon chocolate pecan pie has mine and Emmett’s name written all over it. It looks divine!
Ah, potatoes. Another thing I’ve been missing lately, ha! Hasselback potatoes are not only delicious, but I think the presentation is superior… it looks better than a basic potato and allows the layers to get crispy and packed with flavor. These are made with a savory gremolata sauce.
Hot maple glazed brussel sprouts… what’s not to love? What is your favorite vegetable? I’m partial to broccoli, followed by brussels, then carrots. These would also be good with some crispy crumbled bacon on top, if you eat meat.
Cornbread stuffing is my favorite kind of stuffing. I’ll never go back to the regular variety! I’ve actually made this recipe in the past and it’s really delicious. Highly recommend!
#5 // Easy Herb Roasted Turkey
I think turkey gets a bad rep or a lot of people feel like it’s overrated. I personally love turkey any time of year and cook with it equally as often as chicken, but I think Thanksgiving turkey is all about the prep & packing it with flavor. Herbs, sweet orange slices, glaze, or a marinade go a long way.
Blistered beans with crispy garlic- that sounds divine to me! I’d also add shallots to this recipe. I’ve never liked green bean casseroles or the traditional green bean dishes that accompany this time of year… I think simple is better, and I’m not into the creamy casserole texture. This is my ideal green bean dish.
Bread is definitely my weakness. I grew up making yeast rolls with my grandma and there is nothing better than homemade bread with a butter spread. These parker rolls look as good as they taste… I’ve made them before!
Mashed potatoes are certainly a staple at a holiday table, but I find they can be boring & bland (depending on the recipe). This slow cooker recipe incorporates cheese, garlic, and herbs… my ideal combination. Tieghan can do no wrong when it comes to recipes, so I’m fully on board with these updated mashed potatoes.
Roasted beets, carrots, and lentils are sprinkled with feta and drizzled with a creamy yogurt dill dressing- this is the kind of veggie salad I always gravitate to. It’s perfect for November!
#10 // Brownie Petit Fours
Last, but not least- we have to end on a sweet note… brownie petit fours. After a big meal, I never have room for a large dessert. These mouth-watering bite size chocolate brownies are frosted and salted to perfection, and the proportion is ideal.
I hope these recipes were a fun scroll for you today! What are you looking forward to cooking & baking in the kitchen in the coming months? Do you have any fun holiday traditions in regards to food? Here’s to a great week ahead. I hope November is treating you well so far!