Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving

With the biggest food holiday coming right around the corner, I wanted to highlight some great recipes from my blog that would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving spread.


Appetizers:
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Cranberry, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Dip
Pumpkin Pie Dip
Squash Bisque


Side Dishes:
Acorn Squash stuffed with Autumn Fruit Compote
Classic Cranberry Sauce
Butternut Squash and Spinach Casserole
Green Bean Casserole
Cous Cous Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Applesauce


Desserts:
Thanksgiving Two-Fer Bars
Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Blondies
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Brownies
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Spiced Caramel Apple Pie
Apple Cranberry Cake Pie
Classic Pecan Pie
Cranberry Almond Caramel Tart
Depths of Fall Butternut Squash Pie
Pecan Pie Cookies
Pie Crust
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cupcakes
Maple Walnut Cranberry Cupcakes
White Chocolate Cranberry Mousse


Boston area readers, don’t forget that I’m selling pies for Pie In the Sky. The cost of your pie will feed someone in need for an entire week! Please consider buying a pie for a good cause.

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5 Responses to “Homemade Holiday Gifts 2013”

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    Sarah C — December 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I’ve been brewing some vanilla extract since about August or September, and I can’t wait to give it to my friend who also loves to bake (and who, coincidentally, just pinned something on Pinterest about making her own vanilla – at least I know she’ll like it!). I need to find a nice bottle for it first though, and she’ll have to be OK that a label may be part 2 of her gift in January. I’m also going to make my sister some of the Fire Roasted Ketchup.

    Last year I did the salted caramel sauce for the same friend, and it was amazing. It took me 3 tries to get the taste right (I kept overcooking it and it tasted a little burnt) but it was totally worth it!

    • beantownbaker — December 9th, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

      Oh the homemade vanilla will be perfect for her! And, once you have one batch, you can just keep adding to it so you never run out of vanilla.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — December 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I’d love to be on the receiving end of these 😉 great ideas!

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    pancho — January 3, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Oh! I love making homemade gifts too! This year i made a ton of stuff: orange ginger marmalade, blueberry jam, lemon curd, vanilla sugar, caramelised walnuts, spiced honey, cardamom coffee beans and orange&clove loose leaf tea. Im working on my mustard and your recipe sounds nice!
    Love your blog, i always make your blueberry curd, yum!

    • beantownbaker — January 4th, 2014 @ 10:38 am

      Wow – you made a LOT this year! I bet people loved all the homemade gifts. Thanks for reading (and commenting!)

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