Giving Thanks

It’s right around this time, a week or so before a big holiday, that I like to do a sort of “round up” post where I share some of my favorite recipes from my blog with you again. I think it’s fun, it gives me a break from posting a new recipe (let’s face it, I’m kinda lazy sometimes!), and it brings up old recipes for new readers that may have missed some goodies.

This time, though, I thought that I would share recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. After all, it’s Thanksgiving and what better way to say “Thanks!” to these fabulous people for sharing their recipes and gorgeous photos with all of us than by spreading the linky-love?

So, here it is…A trip around the blogosphere for some amazing Thanksgiving goodies!

(Photo courtesy of A Southern Fairytale)

First up, let’s start with the turkey. Of course, right? The turkey is the star, especially when Rachel from A Southern Fairy Tale makes it. She roasts her turkey with poblanos and cilantro making this bird flavorful and fun. Click right here for the recipe!

(Photo courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker)

Next, let’s move on to the veggies. Would y’all freak out if I told you that I’ve never had Green Bean Casserole? Well, I’ve never had it. I may just have to rethink that this year, because this completely homemade (if you don’t count the canned fried onions) version looks pretty stinkin’ amazing. I love that it’s made from scratch and not a big congealed mess of canned goods. This just screams Thanksgiving to me, even if I never have tasted the stuff. Click over to Michelle’s blog Brown Eyed Baker for the recipe.

(Photo courtesy of Two Peas and Their Pod)

Next up is another food that I’ve never dared try. Brussels sprouts. I know, I’m a big weeny, but this year I think I’m going to make these guys and I’m actually going to taste them. These Brussels sprouts are from Maria at Two Peas and Their Pod and they’re roasted with balsamic vinegar. I’m pretty sure they’ll be fabulous, even for a chicken like me.

(Recipe courtesy of Savory Sweet Life)

Next up we have the stuffing. Thanksgiving just would not be complete without stuffing and this one from Alice at Savory Sweet Life looks like a winner. I love how simple it is…sometimes the simple recipes without a ton of fancy ingredients are the very best ones. I might even make this for breakfast tomorrow. Is it weird that I like stuffing for breakfast? Don’t answer that.

(Photo courtesy of Dine and Dish)

Moving on from the stuffing, let’s do the bread. I like bread. Bread is our friend. This bread is extra nice, because according to Kristen from Dine and Dish, it won’t break your teeth when you bite it, yet you still get that yummy crunch on the outside and soft chewiness on the inside. These French Bread Rolls are definitely going to be on my Thanksgiving table.

I realize that I haven’t featured any potato recipes, but that’s because the law requires you to served mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving and I think you can handle that on your own. Just add cream and butter or we can no longer be friends, okay?

Let’s move on to my happy place now. Dessert.

(Recipe courtesy of She Wears Many Hats)

I’m not entirely sure I have words for this one. How about just the name of this pie? Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. Yep, I think that does it. Oh, also: heavenly. Divine. Amazing. Yum. Amy from She Wears Many Hats sure knows what she’s doing when it comes to pie.

(Photo courtesy of Sing For Your Supper)

This recipe right here is one of those that just grabs me. I knew the minute that I saw this that I would have to make it and I’d have to do it soon. We’ll be having this Man Pleasin’ Buttermilk Pie from Sing For Your Supper for Thanksgiving. I don’t care if I’m not a man. This pie pleases me. Greatly.

That’s all I got. There are hundreds more fabulous recipes out there, but my little fingers are getting tired of typing. Feel free to share some of your favorite links or recipes that you can’t wait to try in the comment section!

And, because I’m so thankful for all of you, don’t forget to check out some of my holiday traditions and hear how you can win a trip home for the holidays courtesy of Folgers. I’ve also got an awesome giveaway going on for a $250 Best Buy gift card.

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10 Responses to “Giving Thanks”

  1. Meadowlark November 18, 2010 @ 9:09 pm (#

    Roasted brussels sprouts ROCK! They get sorta burn-y crisp and the balsamic sweetens em up. YUM.

    And your giveaway url is malformed (404). Not that I really want you to send anymore people there. 😉 but thought I should mention it.


  2. Rachael November 18, 2010 @ 10:09 pm (#

    Okay, I’ve already been craving Thanksgiving dinner and now you are making me drool with these pictures you posted. I can’t believe you’ve never had green bean casserole…it’s tradition!!! I’ve had steamed brussel sprouts and for someone who was super picky as a child, I can now say that I’m an adult who is not as picky and yes, I enjoyed the brussel sprouts. Quite tasty! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I can’t wait.. we are going to my in-laws and my MIL makes the best meals ever, especially on Thanksgiving…homemade everything and she loves to plan meals and make the table setting look like it came out of a Martha Stewart magazine. YUM!!!


  3. Rachel November 19, 2010 @ 9:36 pm (#



    thank you so much for including my turkey recipe.. i’m honored. and wow… the other recipes AND photographs are amazing!


  4. Jess November 20, 2010 @ 10:39 am (#

    I tried roasting brussels sprouts in balsamic vinegar and olive oil about 9 months ago and since then I’ve never cooked them any other way!


  5. Deborah November 20, 2010 @ 2:59 pm (#

    It all looks so good and makes me excited for Thursday to come!!


  6. Barbara November 22, 2010 @ 6:04 am (#

    Nice roundup Karly. And yes, on to desserts…my favorite!


  7. Kasey November 22, 2010 @ 9:54 pm (#

    These all look so delicious!! You must try green bean casserole, it is yummy!


  8. Brittany November 23, 2010 @ 2:21 am (#

    Whilst we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I can still appreciate these deliciosu recipes and images. Your turkey looks perfectly cooked, and your pie looks seriously tempting.

    Hope you have a fun Thanksgiving, and lots of yummy dishes and good memories.


  9. Rick DIAZ-GRANADOS November 24, 2010 @ 10:58 am (#

    Here’s some tips & techniques for TG! Enjoy



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