We love Thanksgiving for time with family and friends.
We love the food too!
Here are the top 10 posts of tips and recipes for Thanksgiving dinner on Square Pennies.
Whether you like simple food or gourmet fare there are plenty of choices here. Pick some that work for you!
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1. Thanksgiving Menu Potluck Style
Ask everyone to bring a particular side dish or appetizer. Check out our easy menu we used last year! Think about having some people bring their casserole already hot in a slow cooker. Then plug them in on low at your place to keep them warm.
These are Square Pennies readers’ favorites year after year.
3. Little Known Tips to Make Thanksgiving Day Run Smoothly
Discover these unusual ways to get things done more easily.
4. How Much Food Do You Need for Thanksgiving? (Downloadable Calculator)
Don’t forget that the more appetizers, side dishes, and desserts you have the less meat you need. Then again turkey sandwiches from leftovers are really good and leftover turkey freezes well.
Maybe the kids won’t like all of these but that’s why you have macaroni and cheese and apple sauce, right?
This is less of a cranberry sauce and more of a candied cranberry confection with pistachios. Spread it on crackers and enjoy! There is a quick recipe for cranberry orange relish included in#1 if you want something more traditional. I love them both!
7. Use Slow Cookers to Keep Foods Warm or Hot
These are life savers if you are serving a big group. The main problem is finding enough electrical outlets if you have a lot of slow cookers.
8. Famous Chefs’ Recipes for Thanksgiving
When in doubt, go big. If somebody doesn’t like the dish you can blame it on the famous chef. If they love it you can mention whose recipe it is and bask in the glory. Win-win.
9. Perfect Pumpkin Pie with a Twist
Our family favorite. The kids dream of this stuff and beg me to make it even when it’s not Thanksgiving. So we have it for Christmas too. And sometimes birthdays.
10. Pumpkin Gingerbread Better than Starbucks’
I’ve been saying that this is just as good as Starbucks’ recipe for a long time. I have to finally admit it is better! You have to try this. If you have houseguests it will get eaten at breakfast, for dessert, for late night snacks, etc. There will be none left I promise. Make it ahead and freeze it. Thaw at room temperature overnight when you want it. Happiness is 3 loaves in the freezer!
BONUS: Fruitful Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Do a modern take on the traditional Thanksgiving cornucopia of fruit. Arrange sugared fruit in a pretty bowl for a beautiful centerpiece. It’s classy, inexpensive, and edible. Nothing to store away for next year. I love this look and this recipe does not use egg white as many do. Click here for the simple directions.
Wishing you a cozy Thanksgiving with plenty to be thankful for!
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