Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. It’s also one of the busiest times of the year. During the busy fall and Thanksgiving rush, it’s very easy to miss the most important part of Thanksgiving: preparing the best thanksgiving dinner.
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Turkey isn’t the most obvious ingredient when you start making your list of thanksgiving dinner recipes. But do you really want to miss out on the most delicious part of thanksgiving dinner?
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A thanksgiving dessert is almost always easy to make, but not so easy to avoid. The classic pumpkin pie is certainly delicious, but if you’re serving it at your Thanksgiving party, chances are your guests won’t be able to resist the spiced up pumpkin pie.
A tasty alternative is a baked sweet potato with some added pumpkin sauce, nuts or dried fruit. This is a slightly less traditional thanksgiving dessert, and it will still be a hit at your party.
Another delicious thanksgiving recipe is the most basic of recipes: pumpkin pie. Even if you don’t have pumpkin seeds, the spices in pumpkin pie will still knock your meal into the top five list.
And thanks to the rise of the internet, you can find your pumpkin pie recipe and have it delivered right to your door. Don’t forget that a traditional pumpkin pie is made with buttermilk, which is highly acidic.
If you add cinnamon to the buttermilk to make the pie taste even more spicy, add some cranberries or raisins to enhance the flavor.
Buttermilk isn’t the only thing you need to enhance the flavor of your thanksgiving dessert. Add some cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to the butternut squash casserole to give it a warm, spicy touch. Or, you can replace the butternut squash with a pumpkin and use brown rice instead of pasta.
Use applesauce in place of the oil in the casserole. If you like, you can use cinnamon or nutmeg to disguise the taste of pumpkin. This delicious buttermilk pumpkin pie recipe is one of the best thanksgiving desserts you can prepare.
Mashed Potatoes. Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?
If you want to disguise the taste of pumpkin, use the potato-like ingredient in a savory pumpkin sauce to give thanksgiving dinner a hearty twist. To make the mashed potatoes appear more authentic, you can add canned tomatoes or a bit of cream cheese.
A buttermilk sauce can be used to enhance the creaminess of the mashed potatoes.
Carrot Dogs. Who doesn’t like carrots? You can make a super easy thanksgiving dessert by replacing meat-based dip with vegetable dip.
This recipe uses carrots, celery sticks, bell pepper and green onions for the most delicious vegetables you will have for thanksgiving.
Roasted Marshmallows. This is another delicious buttermilk recipe you should try if you are looking for something different during thanksgiving dinner. Replace plain old chocolate chips with marshmallows for an extra spicy twist. You can also substitute orange rinds for the candy thanksgiving side dishes if you want to go a little nuttier on the spice.
Turkey and Leftovers. Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving anymore. You can serve this delicious dish any time of year as it also makes a fantastic base dish for other Thanksgiving recipes.
Roasted turkey mixed with leftover ham and cheese makes a healthy alternative for dessert and a delicious way to top off your thanksgiving dinner.
Potatoes au Vin. Everyone loves potatoes, and this delicious potato pie recipe is especially memorable thanks to its name. Even though this sounds like a French word, the actual translation means “potato pie” and not “pies.” Delicious!
Bourbon Chicken. Bourbon chicken might sound weird, but it’s actually made with a mixture of sweet and dry spices. Bourbon is the brandy you buy at the liquor store, and you’ll need all the flavor you can get your hands on thanks to the inclusion of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. A rich, buttery, and spicy chicken dish, this one is definitely worth trying.