Thanksgiving recipes Archive

Cajun Gravy (Copycat Popeye’s)

Tired of that powdered gravy mix? This recipe takes just a little bit of time to make, but it is SO worth it. This is a Cajun Gravy Copycat Popeye’s recipes and it is amazing! Servings: Plenty Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons minced green bell …

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Honey Baked Ham

Many years ago, I decided to start a new tradition. I’ve probably talked about this before, but I finally have a half way decent photo to share. Anyway, on Christmas Eve we always go to church that afternoon or evening and then the boys would come home and open their 1st gift which was always …

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Pumpkin Bread

Growing up my Granny, my Mom’s mom, was the best cook in my family. She always had banana nut bread or pumpkin bread stocked up in the freezer and any time I was walking out the door, she’d tell me to stop by the freezer and grab some bread to bring home. Ugh! How I …

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Andouille Cajun Dressing

This year for Thanksgiving I wanted to try something other than the Apple Cornbread Dressing that I normally make. I found one from Emeril. I tweaked the recipe just a tad and was so glad I made it. Everyone loved it. It is a bit spicy, so if you like spicy then great. If not, …

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Pecan Pie Bars

This is one of the first recipes I made after starting my sharing recipes on my blog. I haven’t made it in years, but finally decided to make it this year for Thanksgiving. Servings: 36 Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 35 Minutes Ready In: 50 Minutes Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup packed …

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

It’s that time of year again, when we get back in the kitchen to whip up yummy treats. Cookies, candies, cakes, pies, and brownies! Brownies? Yes, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies are a great alternative to your typical brownies. Servings: 18 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 8 oz. …

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Praline Sweet Potatoes

One of my all time favorite holiday recipes is this recipe that my Granny passed along to me, Praline Sweet Potatoes. So amazing. I was never a fan of sweet potatoes/yams until I tried this. I have people beg me every year to make this, so it is no doubt a must try! Servings: 8 …

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Praline Pumpkin Pecan Cake

I’m always on the lookout for different variations of holiday desserts. I get bored with the normal pumpkin or pecan pie. This Praline Pumpkin Pecan Cake is a true crowd pleaser. Pecan Pie + Pumpkin Pie = this delicious dessert! Servings: 12 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) …

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Baked Cinnamon Apples

Cooler weather, leaves beginning to change, football… It is officially fall and I’m loving it! I love seeing the large bushels of apples at the market during this time of the year. This recipe is one of my favorite standbys. I used these Baked Cinnamon Apples as a side dish, a dessert (just add some …

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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans {Savory}

I’m constantly on the lookout for easy sides, because more often than not I’m guilty of throwing some canned corn or green beans in a pan and heating them up to go along side some of my favorite entrees like my Tangy Pork Tenderloin or this Chicken Cordon Bleu. So if you’re in need of …

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Chess Cake with Pecans

Chess Cake with Pecans is just one of the yummiest desserts I’ve ever had. Now I’ll admit when I indulge on dessert, I usually want it to have chocolate in it. However, on occasion I crave something more like this and I also know that some people don’t care for chocolate as much as I …

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Candied Green Beans

I’ve always had it in my head that green beans need to be savory, rich with flavor. The other night I was brainstorming about green beans, because I had to send green beans for Rob’s thanksgiving lunch at his work. I thought, “Why can’t green beans be sweet?” See below for the recipe that I …

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Apple Cornbread Dressing

Do you have your Christmas meal planned out? Still looking for that perfect dressing? This Apple Cornbread Dressing is so flavorful. My favorite thing about it is that it never gets dry. The apple juice and butter keep it nice and moist. Servings: 10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 1 (9×9 …

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Ranger Cookies

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas {Treats}! On of Rob’s favorite cookies are the Ranger Cookies. Coconut, oats, chocolate chips and the crunch from rice crispies make for a cookie that you canNOT just eat one of! Servings: 30 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 cup brown …

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Praline Cookies

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas {Treats}! I love pralines, but often find them to be so sweet that one bite is plenty. When I found this recipe for Praline Cookies, I knew it had to jump to the top of my list. When I made them recently, I was not disappointed in the …

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Nutella Pumpkin Bites

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas {Treats}! Today is Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas treats and we’re sharing a simple recipe for Nutella Pumpkin Bites. These are not overly sweet and they are not overly pumpkin-flavored either. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice, so I don’t include that in …

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

I love these Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars. Now I will preface this by saying I don’t love Pumpkin Pie, so I have found it’s the Pumpkin Pie spice that is the whole reason why. Consequently, I just leave that spice out when making stuff that asks for it. I never realized how adding pumpkin makes …

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Oatmeal Carmelitas

These Oatmeal Carmelitas are a quick go-to-dessert. This one of my newest favorite desserts because they are so delicious and great for all occasions. Servings: 24 bars Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 1 tsp. …

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Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce {Crockpot}

Nothing says fall more than apples! I decided to kick the weekend off with some Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce. For my first time making it, it turned out pretty well. Rob’s Gramma was the first person I ever met who makes her own applesauce. Maybe after a few times of making it, it will be as …

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