Exactly one week from today, 90% of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving by gobbling nearly 700 million pounds of turkey. With the overwhelming number of turkey hotlines and tutorials already available, I'm here to share something more important -- Thanksgiving sides and desserts. I've culled my archives and freelance pieces and have chosen my favorite Thanksgiving recipes to share. I hope some of them become favorites in your house as well.
What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes? Please share!
Appetizers, Sauces, Soups, and Salads:
Thanksgiving Popcorn! (above)
Spicy Rosemary Nuts
Spiced Persimmon and Pecan Muffins (published in Cooking Light)
Savory Butternut Squash Muffins with Apples, Caramelized Onions, and Cheddar Cheese
Homemade Cranberry, Raisin, and Walnut Apple Sauce
Cranberry, Pineapple, and Walnut Relish (published on Food52)
Velvety Butternut Squash and Chestnut Soup (above)
Roasted Purple Cauliflower and Arugula Salad
Dandelion, Persimmon, and Medjool Date Salad (below)
Southern-Style Greens: Collards with Ham Hock (published on NPR's Kitchen Window)
Roasted Kabocha Squash with an Orange-Honey Glaze
Roasted Root Vegetables with Pomegranate Molasses and Rosemary (below)
Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Shallots (published in Cooking Light)
Minted Apple and Almond Stuffed Carnival Squash
String Beans with Prosciutto, Pine Nuts, and Meyer Lemon (below)
Best Ever Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Fresh Fig, Walnut, and Rosemary Upside-Down Cake
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cranberries, Raisins, and Pecans
Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple and Pecans
Pumpkin Pie Pudding (published in Cooking Light, courtesy photo below)
Turkey photo credit, FCC, ingridtaylar.