Hi, I'm Rachel.

A few years ago I could barely boil water.

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Determined to be a kick ass wife, I developed a love for football and learned to cook in my tiny Jersey City kitchen. I spend my days working in Manhattan, my nights and weekends chasing after a rambunctious toddler, and the hours in between cooking with my husband and feeding my TV habit...oh, and I blog about it all! 

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A Whole Lotta Thanksgiving Recipes

I'm so excited because Thanksgiving is a mere 2 days away. Though I ate my body weight in turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and more on Sweatsgiving, somehow I'm still not sick of it yet. Bring me more! And in case you are still on the hunt for a dish to bring to dinner, I'm rounding up a whole bunch of my own that would work fabulously. I'm trying some new things this year, which I'll be sure to tell you about! For dinner at Shaun's aunt's house, I'm bringing my grandmother's famous cranberry sauce mold and a Brussls sprouts and bacon dish. And for dessert at my aunt's house? I'm going with traditional pumpkin pie! Just thinking about it makes me hungry...

Anyhow, happy recipe hunting!

Light Appetizers:

Baked Cranberry Brie

Gorgonzola Fig Crostini

Roasted Garlic & Goat Cheese Crostini

Sundried Tomato & Olive Tapenade

Warm Spinach & Artichoke Dip


Soup & Salad:

Butternut Squash Soup

Mixed Greens with Cranberries, Goat Cheese & Balsamic


Turkey Sausage & Apple Stuffing (my favorite!)

Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Bananas with Honey

Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Best Ever Mashed Potatoes

Simple Cranberry Sauce

Asiago Fig Macaroni & Cheese

Honey Roasted Vegetables

Carmelized Potato & Parsnip Tart

The Main Attraction:

Brine & Roast a Perfect Turkey

Make Gravy from Turkey Drippings (the only way to make gravy, in my opinion)



Apple Cupcakes & Cinnamon Frosting

Caramel Apple Cider Shake

Chocolate Caramel Apple Bars

Maple Syrup Cupcakes

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Honey Frosting

Ginger Snap Crusted Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Trifles

Pumpkin Cheesecake

So there you have it! A roundup of all my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving!

What are your plans for this holiday?

Reader Comments (9)

WOW! Everything on here looks so good!!! Pumpkin pie trifles and the apple pie cider ook delicious! :) Haha, I love dessert :)

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie @ Table for Two

Oh my goodness -- you made me so hungry! These all look fantastic -- what a feast!

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlauren @ spiced plate

Ok, you just made me even more excited for Thanksgiving (if that is possible)!

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

Sooo many delicious recipes!! This just got me so excited for Thanksgiving :)

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFriendacrossthedesk

those are some tasty looking dishes. we finally finalized our thanksgiving dinner menu on sunday (+ i just posted it on my blog a few minutes ago in case you're curious). hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramy @ fearless homemaker

You reminded me that I need some brie in my life!!! I might bring some to thanksgiving!

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremily (a nutritionist eats)

That is one helluva comprehensive list! Can I come to your house for Thanksgiving, please?! ;)

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristin@purplebirdblog

everything looks amazing! so ready for this holiday :)

Happy (American) Thanksgiving to you! While our thanksgiving was a while back, I think i'll be giving that baked brie a try this weekend, YUM! :)

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhailey @ nakedcupcakes

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