Favorite Thanksgiving recipes

Eek! Thanksgiving is this week! I love prepping and cooking for a big Thanksgiving dinner. In my family, I’m usually the designated planner. So if Thanksgiving were to be hosted at my parent’s house, I got to cook basically everything! I love it! Here are some of my favorite basic recipes.

Roquefort pear Salad

This salad is actually one of my favorite salad recipe. You make the dressing and it’s a sweet tangy taste. Super delicious and highly recommended.

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Directions

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Mashed potatoes

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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm. Drain and return to stove over low heat to dry for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add butter, Parmesan cheese, chives, cream cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Use a potato masher to mash until smooth, and serve.

If you’re like me and you like chunks of potatoes in your mashed potatoes, just don’t mash it as much.

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Creamed corn

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Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, combine the corn, cream, salt, sugar, pepper and butter.
  2. Whisk together the milk and flour, and stir into the corn mixture. Cook stirring over medium heat until the mixture is thickened, and corn is cooked through.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted. Serve hot.

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Green Bean casserole

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Directions

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Macaroni and cheese

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Apricot bacon wrapped pork chops

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon grainy dijon mustard

Directions

  1. Rub the pork tenderloin with the mixture of the cajun seasoning and brown sugar and wrap it up in the bacon.
  2. Heat an oven safe skillet over medium heat, add the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and cook until it is browned on all sides, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Transfer the pan to a preheated 400F/200C oven, roast until the pork reaches 140F, about 10-15 minutes, brushing on the mixture of the apricot preserves and mustard near the end before setting aside it to rest, covered, for 5 minutes.

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Ham

My favorite type of ham is honey pineapple ham. Here’s an excellent recipe for it.

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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place ham in a roasting pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey, orange juice, orange zest, Dijon mustard, and ground cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Bake ham in preheated oven uncovered for 2 hours. Remove ham from oven, and brush with glaze. Bake for an additional 30 to 45 minutes, brushing ham with glaze every 10 minutes.

Find the recipe page here.

Blueberry cobbler

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Directions

Pro tip: Serve this with ice cream!

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P.S. I’m not a big turkey fan, so I usually buy it from Honey Baked Ham. Their cut turkey is so yummy and not dry at all.

xoxo Catherine

 

 

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. OMG FOOD LOOKS SO GOOD! I can’t wait to try the recipes out!

    Liked by 1 person

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