We do Thanksgiving at my mom's....but I do a lot of the cooking. Mom does the turkey, but I will always do some sides and desserts.
In case you are wanting to find some new recipes for your Thanksgiving gathering, these are ones we have tried and loved. These are the best Thanksgiving recipes (in my opinion!)
Let's start with side dishes. For an easy, yummy side dish, my creamed corn is always a hit! It is super easy but yummy (I mean, who doesn't love cream cheese?)
We used to make sweet potatoes with maple syrup and marshmallows...and then we discovered Paula Deen's sweet potato casserole. To die for, y'all.
For desserts, I make a signature dessert at the holidays: German apple cake. Mine is 99% identical to this one (but I add 1/2 cup chopped nuts to the batter). But top it with homemade cream cheese icing...it's a must.
For the main dish, we always make turkey. But sometimes when we are expecting a bunch of people, I will make a ham to go along with the turkey. And I'm telling you, Alton Brown's City Ham recipe is THE BEST. Everyone loves it. It is covered in brown mustard, bourbon, gingersnaps, and brown sugar. And now my mouth is watering. If you are making a turkey, my mom only ever makes hers in an oven bag and she bastes with orange juice.
And we always serve some snacks. Nothing fancy...just dips and such. We usually have a Wind Willow cheese ball there. We have had the S'mores, Tiramisu, and their Bacon Ranch dip, and they are all good.
Another favorite dip is the Knorr Spinach dip. We love it with crackers before the big meal. I mean, when all that yummy food is cooking and you are smelling it, you get hungry. You gots to have snacks.
So those are some of our family's faves. What are "must haves" at your house for Thanksgiving? Let me know if any of these sound yummy! I have tried all of these recipes before, and they are hits at our house!