Certain recipes keep popping up among the most popular posts here at Square Pennies over the years. Here are readers’ favorites that work well at Thanksgiving and Christmas. They might become some of your favorites too! Click on the red text to find the recipes.
1. Sugared Fruit makes a classic centerpiece with no waste that is easy to make. Also there is nothing to store for next year. It looks great in any bowl or on a platter for a Thanksgiving look of an abundant harvest. Kids will enjoy eating these, especially the small ones. I like this recipe because it uses no egg whites to get the sugar to adhere. If you can stand the mess, kids would love to help make these.
2. Sweet Potato Bacon Endive Boats make a great gourmet appetizer for Thanksgiving or anytime you want to wow your guests with great flavor and textures. Everything an appetizer should be! This is more of an adult-type appetizer. You might want to provide kids with something simpler, like veggies and dip. If you make ants on a log and/or ladybugs on a log for the kids, they do look a bit similar to these boats.
3. Mustard and Herb Encrusted Turkey Breast makes a beautiful presentation even though it’s not the whole bird. Just very yummy turkey. This is especially nice if you don’t want to deal with a whole bird afterwards too.
4. Quick Garlic Green Beans help get your meal on the table a little faster. I use whole frozen green beans that look so nice on a plate. You can add some toasted chopped walnuts for extra gourmet goodness.
5. Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake is a perennial favorite dessert recipe. The caramel sauce just seems to take it into Thanksgiving territory and it makes a nice dessert for those who don’t like pumpkin pie. A very nice ending to a meal accompanied by a good cup of coffee.
These are the Thanksgiving Greatest Hits here at Square Pennies. There might be a new contender this year: Paula Deen’s Mystery Pecan Pie. Whoa. I’d need a very small slice of that.
|Paula Deen’s Mystery Pecan Pie|
Hi, MC! I think it’s because it has the unexpected ingredient of cream cheese. You don’t see that in most pecan pies. It’s the “secret ingredient.” Ha!
The Pecan Pie does look delicious! Why is it called ‘Mystery’ Pecan Pie?