thanksgiving roundup.

So there’s this thing coming up next week. I think they call it Thanksgiving. Anyway, it’s a pretty big deal, when a lot of family and friends gather around the table for gratitude, good conversation and a great meal. And some of us might be hosting it, and some of us not, but we’re moving to a different state this week and all of our stuff is packed up in boxes and we’re kind of freaking out about how we’re going to help out this year because we really want to because HELLO, it’s Thanksgiving but we’re pretty sure we accidentally packed away the cranberry sauce somewhere that remains to be discovered, oh and we’re in charge of the turkey for the first time ever and we have no idea what we’re doing but that’s OK, right, because turkey’s like the easiest thing in the world to make and suddenly I’ve forgotten how to make mashed potatoes. (Good thing you can’t see me dripping sweat right now. I MEAN…)

ANYWAY, thankfully that’s all I have to worry about this year besides my sanity (thanks to the husband’s family who is crazy-talented in the kitchen). But for those of us with a little more planning to do, fear not! I’ve rounded up a list of my recipes from all ’round the Interwebs that’ll knock your Turkey Day-loving socks off. Strangely, the only thing it’s missing is the actual turkey, but I figured that’s because you’ve got it under control, JUST LIKE WE DO.

At least that’s what I’ll tell myself. Oomph.

Breads, Rolls & Biscuits


Roasted Pumpkin Spoonbread
Mini Honeycomb Buns
Parmesan Garlic Knots
Chevre, Onion & Spinach Stuffed Rolls
Black Pepper Buttermilk Biscuits
Smoked Gouda, Sun-Dried Tomato & Parsley Muffins
Ricotta Olive Oil Herb Bread
Cranberry Orange Cornbread
Hawaiian Sweet Bread
Brown Butter Sweet Potato Buttermilk Rolls
Russian Black Bread
Fast French Baguette
Rosemary Peasant Bread
Loaded Baked Potato Bread
Braided Challah
Savory Wheat Biscuits
Parker House Rolls
Gluten-Free Bacon, Apple & Cheddar Bread
Homemade Croissants

Side Dishes

cheesy casserole.

Bourbon Baked Brie
Greek 7-Layer Dip
Roasted Grape, Chevre & Honey Flatbread
Cheesy Bacon-Corn Casserole
Bacon, Spinach & Onion Galette
Blue Cheese, Hazelnut & Honey Polenta
Brussels Sprouts & Couscous
Cognac Cranberry Sauce


toffee blondies.

Alma’s Prune Cake
White Russian Cheesecake
Pomegranate Poached Pears
Toffee Blondies with Whiskey Caramel Sauce
Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie (with my cinnamon roll pie crust!)
Pumpkin Pie Wontons
Lattice-Topped Cherry Pie Bars
Blueberry-Cherry Cobbler
Candy Cane Cookies
Cinnamon Brown Butter Pull-Apart Loaf

Recipes To Use Up Those Thanksgiving Leftovers (If They Exist, That Is)

sweet tater gnocchi.

Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Needhams Candy
Cornbread Croutons
Sweet Potato Burritos
Maple Stout Bread (To use up that leftover beer. I realize, though, this is a long shot.)
White Wine & Honey Pizza Dough (This too.)

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I’ll see you next week (unless I’ve packed myself in a box somewhere).

P.S. I know Pinterest isn’t working on my page — I’m desperately trying to fix it! Until then, you can re-pin this post from my profile.