Nov
17

Here we go. November brings Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving brings gratitute, appreciation and a meal to delight both the eyes and our bellies.

The words that are so frequently unspoken are often the ones we need to say the most to our loved ones. To tell them that we appreciate them. To tell them that they are beautiful, both inside and out. To smile at them, just because. To say thank you for being there for me when I needed you the most.

Let us not forget that our life is made up of millions of moments. Moments that make up an entire lifetime. Use a moment to show and speak your love to someone else.

This year, I want to start off the Thanksgiving feast by saying three things I’m grateful for out loud, before the feasting begins. I challenge you to do the same. And if you have any special traditions to show appreciation and gratitude, let me know in the comment section below! I’d love to hear them.

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Here's what you should make for Thanksgiving 2016

Last, but certainly not least, I’ve got wonderful Thanksgiving Day options for you. So pick your favorites and celebrate with your loved ones.

 

Appetizers & Snacks

Pumpkin Cranberry Cornbread Skillet by Ambitious Kitchen (cut into small squares!)

Whipped Feta & Avocado Crostini with Pomegranate by Ambitious Kitchen

The Ultimate Cheese Plate from What’s Gaby Cooking

Cranberry Sauce & Goat Cheese Crostini from Cookie and Kate

Parmesan Pesto Bread from Broma Bakery

White Bean Basil Hummus from Ambitious Kitchen

Baked Jalapeno Poppers from Ambitious Kitchen

Bacon Stuffed Dates with Goat Cheese by Fit Foodie Finds

Main Courses

Ultimate Vegetarian Lentil Loaf by Ambitious Kitchen

Tom’s Colicchio’s Herb Butter Turkey (my turkey recipe go-to!)

Tart Cherry Cranberry Glazed Turkey from Running to the Kitchen

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast by SkinnyTaste

Bourbon Orange Glazed Ham by The Chunky Chef

15 minute Homemade Cranberry Sauce by Ambitious Kitchen

Homemade Turkey Gravy by What’s Gaby Cooking

Soups & Salads

Butternut Squash & Kale Salad with Pomegranate & Goat Cheese by Ambitious Kitchen

White Bean & Butternut Squash Soup by Ambitious Kitchen

Autumn Kale Salad by Cookie and Kate

5 Ingredient Thai Pumpkin Soup from Foodie Crush

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Cranberries & Gorgonzola by Ambitious Kitchen

My Personal Favorite Side Dishes

Buttermilk Biscuits by Chowhound

Broccoli & White Cheddar Quinoa ‘Mac and Cheese’ by Ambitious Kitchen

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Casserole by Ambitious Kitchen

Honey Garlic Glazed Carrots by Heartbeet Kitchen

Maple Chili Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate by Ambitious Kitchen

Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage & Cranberries via Epicurious

Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes by SkinnyTaste

Lentil & Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by A Couple Cooks

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple, Bacon & Hazelnuts by Ambitious Kitchen

Potato & Squash Gratin by GrandBabyCakes

Dessert

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate by Ambitious Kitchen

Deep Dish French Silk Pie with Hazelnut Oreo Cookie Crust by Ambitious Kitchen (SERIOUSLY EPIC)

Healthier Apple Crisp by Ambitious Kitchen

Tart Cherry Pie by The FauxMartha

Cardamom Spiced Carrot Cake by Broma Bakery

Healthy Pumpkin Pie by Ambitious Kitchen

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pie by Joy the Baker

Double Chocolate Pecan Skillet Pie by Broma Bakery

Dad’s Sweet Potato Pie by Joy the Baker

Enjoy your holiday! xo.