I’m not a big fan of meals composed of Thanksgiving leftovers (my dad used to literally put all of the scraps of turkey, stuffing, green beans, and mashed potatoes in a blender and serve it as an opaque gray “holiday stew”). When it comes to cocktails, however, I’m all about getting creative with whatever ingredients you have on hand. This particular drink caught my eye because it makes use of a handful of gorgeous fresh cranberries, pairing them with ginger ale and vodka. If you have any green apples left over from pie-making this week, I think a couple thin slices of those would be another great addition. Cheers! [Book Cooker]
You know Thursday is going to be a caloric shitshow. Why not pass on the tryptophan overdose and gun for a sugar rush instead? These Thanksgiving dinner cupcakes are all the fixin’s I need and with the appropriate amount of frosting, too. If you are a crazy person with lots of time on your hands to construct miniature green beens and corn kernels, you can find the recipes on on Instructables. The rest of us will just try to make it until Thursday afternoon for the real tater-stravaganza. [Instructable]
We may eat 10,000 calories worth of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, but all that is really just prep for the main event: dessert. Whether you’re a pumpkin pie loyalist or want to change things up with caramel apple trifles or chocolate bourbon bread pudding, we found 10 Thanksgiving dessert recipes everyone will be thankful for. Get your dessert stomach ready and click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
While you might be tempted to fill up on amazing vegetables, stuffing and mashed potatoes, save room for the main course – protein! Click on for amazing holiday-worthy turkey, pork roast, rib roast, and ham recipes that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner. Sorry, vegetarians, nothing for you to see here.
Stuffing is absolutely my favorite Thanksgiving food, followed closely by super creamy mashed potatoes. Seriously, I could load up my plate with heaping mountains of these two side dishes and be perfectly content. It’s easy enough to find basic recipes for stuffing and mashed potatoes, but if you’d like to try something a little different this year–artichoke parmesan stuffing, anyone?–I found 10 awesome recipes for stuffing and mashed potatoes that are guaranteed to steal the show. Click through to check ‘em out!
Ugh, you guys, I have only begun to think about what I’m going to make for Thanksgiving dinner and have already determined that I need to make all 10 of these amazing side dishes — and they don’t include mashed potatoes or stuffing, recipes for which we’ll be covering in another gallery. The great thing about a number of these vegetable sides is that they can very easily make up a whole meal for the vegetarians in your life (or yourself, if you don’t eat meat either). Click on to get recipes for twice-baked sweet potato, cauliflower gratin, green beans, brussels sprouts, and more! (And don’t forget to send me YOUR Thanksgiving recipes!)
Gobble, gobble, gobble … burp. Yes, it’s that time of year, again! We want your best and brightest Thanksgiving day recipes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, corn bread, pies, or whatever else you like to whip up. Send your recipe to Amelia@TheFrisky.com no later than Tuesday, November 20, and we’ll post them all in a gallery on The Frisky. Bonus points for anyone whose Turkey Day recipe is even tastier as leftovers. Mmmmm, leftovers.
As I mentioned in our “Foods That Make Us Angry” slideshow, it seems to be human nature to brag excessively whenever you make a pot of chili. As annoyed as it makes me to listen to someone talk for 15 minutes about the spicy 7-bean mixture they’ve got simmering on the stove, I try to be patient, because lord knows I’ve chili-bragged on numerous occasions, and you know what? Sometimes a chili brag is totally warranted. For example, in the case of these 10 chili recipes, all of which look delicious enough to brag about for daaaayyyyys. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of the awesome flavors of the season, like caramel apples and vodka. Yep, with a little creativity, clever use of a melon baller, and some gelatin, you can reinvent the traditional caramel apple as a sweet alcoholic treat. Best party food ever. [Buzzfeed]
My Italian great aunt used to always say, ” All you need is bread.” Of course, she also used to always say that I needed to be vigilant in order to avoid being kidnapped by gypsies, but let’s just focus on the bread thing, shall we? Because my zany aunt was right: there’s really nothing better than fresh baked bread. The smell! The taste! It’s a necessary part of a comfy cozy fall lifestyle. Click on the gallery to check out 15 bread recipes, from cinnamon swirl to beer cheese, guaranteed to inspire the baker in all of us…