How To Plan The Perfect Thanksgiving Menu
It's going to be tough to top last year's menu. That amazing fresh cranberry sauce recipe you got from Pinterest was your best yet! With so many websites, blogs and magazines overflowing with appealing Thanksgiving recipes, it can be tough to decide on a menu. We've picked a few Thanksgiving classics, each updated with a simple twist.
Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms
This bite-size version of the classic casserole can be served as an appetizer or a side dish. Baby portobello mushrooms are stuffed to the brim with a creamy mixture of green beans, bacon, cream of onion soup and garlic, then topped with fried onions.
Sausage And Walnut Stuffing
Stuffing can get predictable, but not this recipe. Sweet Italian sausage is paired with a traditional stuffing base of country bread, celery and onions, while a generous sprinkling of chopped walnuts adds a hearty crunch (it's also delicious with pecans). As an extra bonus, it can be prepared 2 days in advance to save time. And we can certainly use any extra time we can get on Thanksgiving Day. Between decorating the dinner table, picking up the kids toys and entertaining your mother-in-law, you've got enough to get done already!
Maple-Roasted Turkey With Sage & Smoked Bacon
Tired of the same old basted turkey and looking for a new twist? In this highly-rated recipe, Food Network chef Tyler Florence combines the smokey flavor of bacon with sweet maple syrup for a tantalizing, moist turkey you will be proud to serve.
Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie
This creamy, delicious adaptation of the classic pumpkin pie might just become a new family favorite. A zesty gingersnap crust cradles a frozen concoction of pumpkin puree, low-fat vanilla yogurt and spices.
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