Nov
13

We’re about two weeks away from the best food day in America: Thanksgiving!

One of the reasons I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving so much this year is because 1) I can’t wait to be home for a week straight and 2) both my Mom and Grandma are flying in to Chicago to celebrate the holiday. Three Puerto Rican women together means we’ll be cooking and filling our souls with belly-aching laughter. And without a doubt, I’m sure Gloria (my Grandma) will bring her Zumba skills to the big city.

But alas! Today is about all of my weekly favs and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you FABULOUS recipes from some amazing bloggers. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Park City, Utah at the Better Blog Retreat; not only was it packed with delicious food and happy memories, but I walked aways with new friends and a full heart.

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photo via The Wedding Chicks

First thing though, how cute is that pie bar above? I realize it’s probably for a wedding, but if you have a big family this might just be the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert tray. Also… Pie will be served at my wedding. #nocake

Anyway since coming back from the Better Blog Retreat, I’ve been thinking nonstop about all the delicious food to make for Thanksgiving. I’m sure you might be finding yourself in the same predicament. So, how about we start off the weekend with a FULL Thanksgiving menu from some of the bloggers I recently spent time with? It’s time to get planning (and pinning)…

 

Appetizers/Snacks/Cocktails

Gluten-Free Breakfast Casserole from Iowa Girl Eats

How To Make a Cheese Plate from Can You Stay for Dinner

Cranberry Margaritas from Gimme Some Oven

Spiced Apple Margaritas from Cookie and Kate

French Onion Cheese Bread from Foodie Crush

Truffle Bacon Popcorn from Foodie Crush

Pomegranate Guacamole from Just a Taste 

Main Course

Roasted Turkey Breast with Oregano and Lemon from Foodie Crush

Spinach Artichoke Lasagna from Cookie and Kate

Buffalo Roasted Turkey from Foodie Crush

Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprout and Quinoa Gratin from Cookie and Kate

 

Salads:

Radicchio, Pear, Gorgonzola, Pomegranate, and Walnut Salad from Blogging over Thyme

Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries & Toasted Almonds from Ambitious Kitchen

Baby Kale Salad with Orange, Pomegranate and Maple Tahini Dressing from Can You Stay For Dinner

 

 

All the Sides:

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Crumble from Ambitious Kitchen

Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Orange Zest from The Lemon Bowl

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup from Cookie and Kate

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Green Beans from Two Peas and Their Pod

Healthier Green Bean Casserole from Gimme Some Oven

Farro, Butternut Squash, Sausage & Dried Cherry Stuffing from Foodie Crush

Garlic Chili-Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate from Ambitious Kitchen

The Best Secret Ingredient Mashed Potatoes from Just a Taste

Garlic and Herb Buttermilk Biscuits from Kitchen Confidante

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins from Ambitious Kitchen

Freekah with Tahini, Chickpeas and Pomegranate from The Lemon Bowl

Orange Cranberry Glazed Butternut Squash Noodles from Inspiralized

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Gimme Some Oven

 

Dessert

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie from Gimme Some Oven

Cranberry Bourbon Apple Crisp with Salted Caramel Sauce from Broma Bakery

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Caramel Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod

The Best Apple Crisp You’ll Ever Have from Ambitious Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie White Chocolate Bars from Broma Bakery

Favorite Pumpkin Roll from Foodie Crush

No Bake Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake from Kitchen Confidante

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars from Broma Bakery

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache, Toasted Hazelnuts & Sea Salt from Ambitious Kitchen

Pecan Pie Bars from Just a Taste

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie from Ambitious Kitchen

I hope you were able to find some recipes to put on your Thanksgiving menu! Have a great weekend. xoxo. 

You can find me cooking and baking on InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterest and Snapchat (username: ambitiouskitch).

 

Here are some more photos from my time at the Better Blog Retreat:

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