Best Thanksgiving Recipes

apple pie recipeWith Thanksgiving less than a week away, I teamed up with some very talented bloggers and we are sharing some of our best Thanksgiving recipes! These are the recipes we prepare and serve at our own Thanksgiving dinners. So they are tried and true and delicious. We have appetizers, a salad, a vegetable dish, a turkey, side dishes, a drink, and desserts. 

The bloggers that I am joining today are Janine from Happy Happy Nester, Ashley from Modern Glam, Rhonda from Hallstrom Home and Becky from Becky’s Farmhouse. Be sure to read about the Giveaway at the bottom of this blog post!

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How to Smoke a Turkey

how to smoke a turkey

The first time we smoked a Thanksgiving turkey was about ten years ago. I was a bit skeptical that about smoking the turkey when we were hosting twenty people for a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner. So to be safe, I cooked one 25 lb. turkey in the Big Green Egg and another 25 lb. turkey in the oven. Just in case the smoked turkey wasn’t good, I wanted a fallback plan.

It turned out the smoked turkey was so delicious we barely ate any of the turkey we baked in the oven.

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My Favorite Apple Pie Recipe

apple pie recipe

I love to bake and I am excited to share with you my favorite apple pie recipe. Lately, I have started making what I call fancy pies! I knew I wanted to make a fun crust so I made this one a little different from the berry pie I made a few weeks ago. When I made my first “fancy pie”, I found a lovely rose and leaf pie crust on a site called The Kitchen McCabe as my inspiration. It was fairly easy to make but did take more time than I expected. 

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Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up

The weather has cooled off a bit and my home smells fabulous from my Pumpkin Spice candle from Antique Candleworks. This feeling of fall has arrived at our home and I am motivated to cook! I am thrilled that today I have teamed up with six bloggers to share fifteen fabulous pumpkin recipes. I cannot wait to try them all myself.

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