IT’S HERE! We’re one day away. I love Thanksgiving. I’ve discussed this at length, so I won’t bore you again with how it’s the best holiday in the world, it’s also my birthday so I get presents but nobody else does, I get to eat as much as I want, etc. etc. etc. I was even featured today on SBS Food, which is an Australian website and funny enough, did a Thanksgiving piece today. Way to get on board with the best holiday, Australia. Anyway, I’ve included my absolute favorite Thanksgiving recipes below, but you should also check out ones I made for MUNCHIES this year. We spent some time making delicious sides, an awesome turkey or two, and, of course, some insanely good pies for you. Oh, and drinks. You need drinks. I hope that everyone has a bad ass Thanksgiving, whether you’re cooking or not. Cheers!
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I always have some kind of a Charcuterie Board at my Thanksgiving – it’s an easy appetizer to have out as guests arrive.
My favorite – The Best Fried Chicken. I make this every year and you should, too, if you’re not feeling turkey.
Or, if you’re a stickler for tradition, I’ve got this Easy Thanksgiving Turkey that cooks in under 90 minutes. Really.
This Gooey Baked Mac & Cheese is a one pot deal – no worrying about boiling pasta beforehand.
Waffle, Maple, and Sausage Stuffing. Yep, it’s made with real waffles.
This year, I’m making my Cornbread Stuffing again, but I’ll probably use a combination of bacon and pancetta instead of sausage. If you do go for sausage, I highly recommend going for the good stuff (i.e. Jimmy Dean’s).
Every Thanksgiving needs bread or rolls, and these Buttermilk Fantails are super fun to pull apart piece by piece.
My true love, though, are these Blue Ribbon Biscuits. I’m making them with butter this year, since I don’t have lard, but if you have lard, oh boy, these are god damn good.
Nothing says Amurrica like Sweet Potato Casserole – I made this one with brown butter.
These Momofuku Brussels Sprouts are insane – you’ve got to try them this year.
You should know how to make an Old Fashioned by now – seriously.
This is my favorite Pumpkin Pie because it’s super easy and has minimal ingredients.
I do love this Old Fashioned Pumpkin Slab Pie, though – it’s big enough for your whole party.
Or, have the best of both worlds and make this Pumpkin Pie Layer Cake with Candied Graham Crackers.
Of course, there’s always everyone’s other favorite: an Apple Pie.
You can always be different and make Shoofly Pie this year, which is custardy and thick and just all-around delicious.
And don’t forget to keep your turkey or chicken bones so you can make Homemade Stock the next day!