How To Not Ruin Thanksgiving / A Recipe Guide

Ahh it’s that time of year… the holidays are coming!

The weather is cooling down, stores are starting to sell holiday flavored beverages, people are arguing over Starbucks cups, Christmas Trees are being sold ridiculously early… I LOVE IT. Minus the whole insanity over the Starbucks cup. I mean, c’mon… IT’S A CUP. 

I’m currently taking a break from the insanity that is my work day & just lit the most amazing new candle. In case you’re wondering, it’s a Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange  scent. I don’t know what that means, but it smells like cranberry sauce cooking in my office and I love it. I decided to start prepping for Thanksgiving (crazy, I’m not planning the day before) and created a super nifty Thanksgiving Recipe Pinterest Board. Feel free to browse it for some awesome recipes I found. I’ll be adding more over the next week in case you’re looking for inspiration.

Whether you’re in charge of pulling off a whole spread for your family and friends or were  delegated a plate to bring, I’ve got you covered. Here are my TOP PICKS for Thanksgiving this year. I plan on trying these recipes out and devouring them in a couple of weeks! 

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria


 Because let’s be real… I’ll probably have a cocktail or four to start the day off right.

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs & Slow Cooker Spinach Dip

IMG_5293editSpinach Dip

 Don’t think I forgot about appetizers. I’ll definitely have a a cheese plate, some chips & salsa and a few new recipes on hand. You have to start the day expanding your stomach to prepare for the main event, duh.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce


 The fact that I can throw a bunch of ingredients into a crock pot and come back 8 hours later to a masterpiece is a selling point. You could easily make this the day before too.

Green Bean Casserole

Green-Bean-Casserole-2-smCover vegetables in creamy sauce and fried onions? SOLD!

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes 

Garlic-Parmesan-Mashed-Potatoes-and-gravy-1I’ve got my mashed potato recipe pretty dialed in (and I might share it with you soon), but these look pretty darn tasty. I might have to double up on my mashers.

Pumpkin Bread Rolls


 Try to tell me these aren’t the cutest rolls you’ve ever seen. 

Maple Glazed Turkey with Bacon

Maple-Glazed-Turkey-with-Bacon-and-Sage-Butter-Thanksgiving-Recipe-by-Five-Heart-Home_700pxHorizNo explanation needed. Just take that in for a second.

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

sweet-potato-casserole-7Hold the phone… this is served with dinner? So you’re saying I get dessert during dinner? Done and done.

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers CakeObviously I’ve got dessert covered, but I had to share this. It looks INSANE. Maybe, just maybe… I’ll incorporate some of her ideas into a new Revenge Bakery recipe!? 

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