Thanksgiving prep!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? It’s still 80 degrees here, so it doesn’t quite feel like late November, but I’ve been testing pumpkin pie recipes (my favorite is this one by Ina Garten) and working on a menu for a Friendsgiving brunch we’re hosting on Saturday. I’m hoping to get a new recipe posted before Thursday, but I wanted to go ahead and give you some ideas if you’re also still in the planning stages!

pumpkin pie

Turkey Trot gear:
There’s still time to make your own Turkey Trot tutu, and a Turkey beanie for cold weather runs! No sewing required.

Sweet potatoes:
Best-ever sweet potatoes with marshmallows
Bourbon sweet potatoes
Coconut sweet potatoes
Chipotle sweet potatoes
Sweet potato banana bake with coconut and pecans

Cranberries:
Cranberry sauce
Cranberry-apple fluff
Cranberry applesauce
Cranberry sauce with pears
George Washington’s cranberry pudding
Cranberry-orange margarita

cranberries

Potatoes and other vegetables:
Mashed potatoes
Buttermilk mashed potatoes
Brussels sprouts with orange butter sauce
Roasted root vegetables
Spinach souffle
Salad with squash, pomegranate and goat cheese
Spicy collards

Bread:
Buttermilk biscuits
Cheese biscuits
Beer biscuits
Super flaky biscuits
Maple bacon biscuits
Sweet potato biscuits

buttermilk biscuits | marshmallows and margaritas

Pies:
Chocolate-bourbon pecan pie
Tiny pecan pies (these can also be made in a regular-sized cupcake pan, just double everything so it makes a dozen)
Sweet potato-pecan pie
Cranberry-apple pie
Brown sugar buttermilk pie with bourbon brown sugar sauce

Other desserts:
Cranberry upside-down cake
Purple sweet potato bars
Pumpkin-coconut bars
Pumpkin-pecan fudge
Pumpkin gooey cake
Pecan praline cake
Peach-pecan upside-down cake
Sweet potato cupcakes with marshmallow meringue

pumpkin gooey cake slice

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