Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Table

This may come as a shock to you, but I’ve never cooked a turkey in my whole life.

My family’s Thanksgiving soirees have plenty of food.  And by plenty, I mean enough to feed a small army and if they’re at war, the opposing side also.  So there’s never any need to worry about the turkey.

In fact, I could bring nothing and every single person would leave stuffed.  To put it mildly, there is no lack of food.

So , if you’re anything like me, you’re not planning to make a main dish this Thanksgiving season.  You’re just trying to compliment the flavors of what everyone else has already brought.

If you’re still looking for the perfect side dish, dessert, salad or appetizer, I’m your girl.  Here’s the run down on my favorite recipes to properly feed even your pickiest relative or more importantly, yourself.


Sweet Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dressing 

Brad’s Spicy Pimento Cheese — serve with crackers and celery

My Grandmother’s Cheese Ball — a.k.a. the enormous cheese ball the disappeared in two hours at my NYE party.

Pear and Brie Flatbread

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Roasted Squash and Maple Tofu Salad


Oven Dried Figs and Spinach Salad 

Roasted Squash and Maple Tofu Salad

Orange Pomegranate Salad

 Sides and Vegetarian Entrees

Brad’s Sweet and Tangy Collard Greens

Pumpkin Risotto with Chicken Sausage (omit sausage to make vegetarian)

Caramelized Maple Brussel Sprouts

Acorn Squash and Maple Tofu Stir-Fry

Maple and Spice Chard

Arugula Pesto Brown Rice

Roasted Sweet and Yellow Potatoes with Sage and Parmesan

The Best Pecan Pie


Pecan Pie 

Sweet Potato Pie

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Pecans

Happy prepping for Thanksgiving!