Favorite Holiday Recipes

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
What dish does your family look forward to each Thanksgiving?
Please share your recipes with us!
Let’s try to get a HUGE variety of recipes to choose from this year!

My favorite holiday recipe are the mashed sweet potatoes that my husband began making a few years ago.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel Topping

Serves 6-7


5 large sweet potatoesor 6 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter melted
1/3 cup half n half
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs beaten
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Bake sweet potatoes in their skins in the oven at 425 for an hour.  Allow to cool.  Scoop the orange goodness into a bowl.  Add the melted butter, half n half, 1/2 cup brown sugar, vanilla and eggs.  Whip it up in your mixer or by hand.  Spread the potatoes in a casserole dish.

In a small bowl mix the flour and 1/3 butter.  Add the chopped pecans.  It should be coarse and flaky.

Sprinkle the flour mixture over the potatoes.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.


Cranberry Pear Chutney with Jalapenos

My family always used the canned cranberry sauce.  Several Many years ago, I found this recipe in RealSimple magazine and made it for Thanksgiving.  It has become a staple in our family…with a “You ARE making the cranberries, right?” before every Thanksgiving.

4 cups of fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 pears (diced)
1 jalapeno (minced)
1 cup golden raisins
2 tbsp. lime juice

Heat cranberries, brown sugar and 2 cups water over med-high heat.  Simmer, stirring occasionally until the cranberries start popping and release juices.  About 10 minutes.  Add pears, jalapenos, raisins and lime juice.  Simmer 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Cool.  refrigerate up to 2 days ahead.

“The Bobbie” Thanksgiving Sandwich

Years ago, when my brother-in-law was in college, he dated the sweetest girl (the whole family still misses her!).  She was from Delaware.  One year, my brother-in-law spent Thanksgiving with her family and Jason, the girls and I spent Thanksgiving with my family and then we all brought our leftovers to my mother-in-law’s house and hung out on Friday.  This lovely girl from Delaware introduced us to “The Bobbie” and Thanksgiving has never been the same.
Sourdough rolls or Submarine rolls
Cranberry Sauce
…and anything else you see fit to add!
We start with a little gravy on the bread, then layer the turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce and perhaps a bit more gravy….and we dig in!
Please link up your FAVORITE Holiday Recipes!
(we will be doing a Christmas Cookie Recipe Link the week of December 5!)

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