Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without stuffing. The best part of this dish is the variety we’ve been seeing at different Thanksgiving tables over the years. From cornbread to sourdough, and traditional fixings to trendy twists, we’ve tasted a wide-range of flavors and combinations. The only thing we’ve seen in common about this delicious side is the fact that someone always makes way too much of it! That’s why we suggest delectably disposing of your leftovers with this recipe. The crust top is reminiscent of a pot pie, and the acorn squash is an easy way to readdress your dressing!
After your tryptophan-induced food coma wears off, bake this easy treat using sweet potato leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner. This tasty treat pairs perfectly with your warm beverage of choice, a cozy blanket by the fire, and a book. If your family’s tradition is burying your potatoes in a layer of marshmallows, all you need to do scrap off that part and your set.
Chocolate covered popcorn is always a crowd favorite, and this easily-customized snack is perfect for giving as a gift in cute bags, or setting out for people to nosh on during any holiday party. Keep things simple by drizzling chocolate in a single color, or use two or three coordinating colors for a very festive effect. The possibilities are endless! Just follow the simple steps below. But be warned; this stuff is highly addictive!
Tensions run at an all-time high in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day. Even the best laid plans are bound to go awry and everything always takes longer than expected. Add to that a hungry crowd counting down to mealtime and we’re talking stress!
We may not be able to remind you to give that turkey plenty of time to thaw or make sure you have an extra pumpkin pie, just in case, but we can help satiate your waiting dinner guests with a couple super quick Thanksgiving appetizers. A little food distraction goes a long way.
Typically, a beautifully browned turkey gets all the attention when it comes to Thanksgiving. It’s tradition, and most people wouldn’t dream of celebrating the biggest food holiday of the year without this classic main dish. But when we asked our Gygi community what their favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is, they all answered with a side dish! It just goes to show you that people come for the turkey and stay for the sides.
This year, we’ve got two side dishes we think you’ll love. First, we put a spin on classic stuffing by using sourdough bread as the base and layering it with less traditional flavors, like Brussels sprouts, bacon, and dried apricot. Then we get nostalgic with a wheat salad that’s a familiar and loved dish at many Utah tables. Give these a try and see if you end up with a new Thanksgiving tradition of your own.
What goes better together than chocolate and caramel? Perhaps a cookie with chocolate and caramel? That’s exactly what we thought when we whipped up these simple tasty treats. The crunch of the cookie compliments the crispness of the cooled chocolate which flatters the softness of the caramel. Make a large tart to share or small individual tarts to give each person their own. They truly make for the perfect dessert.
Caramel apple cider is good for your soul, especially on those cold autumn days. Adding a bit of your own melted caramel sauce adds a homemade element that will truly set your cider apart from the rest.