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Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up

While Kari and I are on our way to Philly and considering Thanksgiving is only 5 days away,  I figured it was a good time to do a Thanksgiving recipe round-up! Most people are probably doing their holiday food shopping this weekend (others are running marathons & half marathons) so hopefully this is good timing.


Appetizers on Thanksgiving almost seem ridiculous considering the gluttony of the main meal itself but most people want something to pick at before sitting down to the turkey, right? Here are a few light, yet still delicious options.

Pumpkin goat cheese dip with caramelized onions

pumpkin dip 4 v2

Spicy rosemary roasted almonds

roasted almonds 4 v2

Pumpkin hummus



Arguably the best part of Thanksgiving. Who needs turkey?

Coconut crusted acorn squash rings

acorn squash 5 v2

Brussels sprouts with crispy shallots


Sweet & spicy broccoli rabe

broc rabe

Rosemary dijon roasted potatoes


Apple & lentil stuffed acorn squash

acorn squash


I hope there’s a pumpkin pie on your table, but 1 dessert is never enough. So, here’s a few more.

Pumpkin cranberry chocolate chip bars

pumpkin cranberry bars 3 v2

Pumpkin brownies

pumpkin brownies

Pumpkin walnut chocolate chip bars

pumpkin walnut bars

And if you end up with leftover pumpkin, you can always make these.

See you from Philly!


What’s on your Thanksgiving menu?

Pumpkin pie or apple pie? I prefer apple, Ulysses is ALL for the pumpkin.

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Sunday 4th of December 2011

Hope you had a good trip!

kari @ Running Ricig

Monday 21st of November 2011

I totally made another batch of those pumpkin bars when i got home last night. I topped them out of the oven with vanilla frozen yogurt. Holy cow they were amazing.

Kathryn Barrett

Sunday 20th of November 2011

Those all look amazing! My kids and nephews insist on me making my mashed potatoes every holiday. My "secret" is sour cream and cream cheese (no milk!!). They're creamy and oh so yummy.


Saturday 19th of November 2011

Mmmm...I can't wait for Thanksgiving! I will definitely be making quite a few of these. I'm particularly excited about the stuffed acorn squashes. The combination of apple and lentils is brilliant!