We can all agree, that Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate with family and friends. Having a full table to share definitely helps to bring everyone a little closer. These recipes are straight from our families’ table to bring a touch of something different to yours. While we can’t give you the recipe card from our family’s house, the next best thing is the link to an online source where you can bring some of our family food to your home.
Everyone gets a little tired of the dried cheese ball and premade refrigerated dip. This salsa is a great way to incorporate the cranberries into your meal in an exciting way for your friends and family to enjoy. It takes just 15 minutes to prepare and then serve fresh. This pop of color and spice will add a beautiful looking dish to your table.
This dish presents two really great options for you. You can not only serve these on the big day but also the day after. With all the leftover turkey, why not try something fun and different with it instead of making sandwiches? Turkey Won-Tons are a great finger food for your guests to enjoy before dinner or to snack on for a few days after. There is no way that this isn’t a win.
There is nothing more American than bacon. Why not take your boring box of stuffing and turn it into something that your guests will love? By wrapping these and making a bite-size snack, you can look like a chef for this easy and delicious app.
This dish comes from a long-standing tradition. This creamy dish compliments all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes that will be on your table and give you a new taste for your celery. The prep time and cook time are minimal, meaning you’ll spend more time with your family and less time in the kitchen.
5) Corn Pudding
This strange combination is surprisingly sweet and savory. Straight from great-grandma’s table in the deep south, you wouldn’t think that corn would make a great dessert, but you would be mistaken. It serves as a side and also a dessert to the table.
The name of this dish alone makes the best hungry. With the apples and sausage alone your dressing can be improved. Adding in those roasted pecans makes it top notch. Here’s a classic way to improve your dressing with ease and something everyone will love.
7) Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
One of the best things about fall are the pumpkins. But year after year, the pumpkin pies can get a little old. Why not change it up a bit? Adding the cream cheese and heavy cream will make your tart pumpkin pie into a smooth and savory dessert.
8) Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
Thanksgiving cranberries with sweet oatmeal, this dessert is sure to make the whole family happy. Whether you make this the day of or use the leftover cranberries, this is the perfect handheld, a mess-free snack to serve to everyone.
Drinks – Adult and Family Friendly
9) Not Your Grandma’s Apple Pie (21+)
All the kids knew not to drink from the jars growing up. The mysterious adult beverage was reserved for the adults in the living room watching the game after dinner. When finally able to take a drink, this surprisingly sweet yet burning beverage was enough to make a memory of Thanksgiving. For those that have adult friends and want to impress with a home-brewed drink, this is sure to not disappoint. It can be made without the alcohol for a child-friendly version, or you can give them coco from the next recipe listed.
The best way to finish a long day of cooking, bickering with siblings and watching the game, is to sip on a cup of hot chocolate. While the instant powder is sweet, nothing can top the slow-brewed version that includes a little pumpkin for the holiday. Perfect for the whole family and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, everyone will love this simple yet classic dessert.
Tell Us About it!
What are some of the family favorites that you have each year? What do you serve or make a little differently? Comment below and feel free to leave a recipe!