Thanksgiving Recipes

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Everything You Can Cook with Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I have to admit, even though our grocery shopping chores are done, I haven't started prepping anything just yet. The reason is that I still don't know how many guests are going to attend our feast. The list keeps growing by the hour! What I know for sure is we're going to have Thanksgiving leftovers on Friday. Sunny's college roommate, M. K., is going to be staying with us so I hope she'll have a good appetite for all the food I prepare for her! 

If--like us--you're about to cook for a large crowd and fear you're going to have a lot of leftovers and don't want to waste all the food, look no further! I’ve put together a list of my favorite recipes that you can use to cut into that mountain of mashed potatoes, stuffing and more.

According to a recent article I read in the news, the average American consumes about 4,500 calories during the Thanksgiving celebrations!! I don't think our family members will reach that calorie count but I know we will enjoy the festivities and one another's company. 


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Pumpkin Banana Cupcake Recipe Recipe

Pumpkin Banana Cupcake Recipe

11.25.14 by Jackie

Little Aria asked to see one of her favorite classmates, Colin, on a playdate. Aria can be very detail-oriented and asked if we could prepare mini cupcakes for the occasion. To make the sweet treat a lot more playful for the children, I topped the cupcakes with icing and sugar cookie letters.

The cake part is made with mashed bananas and pumpkin and I used an alphabet cookie cutter set. Aria helped out all through the baking process and she loved it. Colin loved the cupcakes too, and I was amazed to see he knew his alphabet as well. Isn't it impressive at only the tender age of three? It was so precious to watch them have so much fun!

I'm planning to bake the same larger-version cupcakes on Thursday 

Thanksgiving cupcakes recipe with Picture

 

 


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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Dessert Featured in TODAY Recipe
Today, my pumpkin mousse is featured on Today.com. The article is about alternatives to traditional pumpkin pie. You can see other delicious desserts such as pumpkin pie cookies, double-layered pumpkin Oreo cheesecake, peanut butter pumpkin fudge or cherry jam heart pie pops.
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Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes Recipe

It seems unbelievable that we're only a week away from Thanksgiving now. If you haven’t figured out what to prepare for your special feast, I’ve compiled a list of my versions of our family's favorite side dishes such as mashed potatoes, stuffing and numerous roasted vegetables.

Hope you feel inspired!


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Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas Recipe

Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

11.13.14 by Jackie

Our typical Thanksgiving starts with my husband Lulu watching the game, so we usually have a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with bite-sized portions before the Gargantuan feast. This year, Sunny will be back home from her college dorm and will be accompanied by her roomie, whose family lives on the East Coast. I'm sure serving appetizers to the two petite young ladies won't scare them away from our "real" Thanksgiving. I've listed a few appetizers I prepared over the years; I'm still not sure which ones will make it to the table in a few days. Happy planning!

Don't forget to take a look at my first cookbook "Haute Potato", which feature many recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving. Two of my personal favorites are the potato cigars and the lavender and white chocolate potato torte. If you order the book today from Barnes and Noble, there's still a good chance it will arrive before Thanksgiving. And if not, it's packed with other great holiday recipes as well! 


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