I haven’t had a moment to share my original recipes that are perfect for this season. Links to the posts showing the steps are given, and most have pdf downloadable recipes. I’m doing this roundup a bit earlier in the month this year so you have time to gather ingredients and plan a wonderful meal if you choose to do one of these for the holiday weekend.
Thanksgiving is on the way, and I have the perfect way to cook a holiday turkey with a Slow Roasted method that makes it juicy and delicious for the holiday and for days after on sandwiches. This year the turkeys are going to be more expensive, so I’ll want to be sure to do this right.
If you want to brine your turkey, I show you how in this post – How to Brine and Bake A Moist Succulent Turkey, but do know that the juices will be too salty to use in your gravy. But if you boil the neck and wing tips separately with some onion, you’ll have a nice broth to use as a base.
My Chicken Chili would also work with leftover turkey. Hot and filling, and gluten free!
Need a bowl of deliciousness a bit faster? Try my Alfredo Chicken Corn Chowder. I may try this one with leftover turkey this year.
Maybe you do a ham for your holiday meal, here is my post with Two Ways to Slow Cook Ham.
My favorite things for appetizers for football food, or nibbles before the big meal are on my Appetizer Meals post. I give recipes for my crispy baked chicken wings, sausage balls, and hot spinach dip for crackers or (even better) crusty french bread slices.
I highly recommend my Pumpkin Toffee Dump Cake as an alternative to the usual pumpkin pie.
Holiday times call for special breakfasts as well. Here are my favorites. First Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast, with a crispy outside and fluffy inside. My Sweet Babboo loves cinnamon so this is one of his favorites too. I soften the butter and warm the syrup sometimes, too.
The other favorite I only make on holidays is this overnight Breakfast Egg Casserole. I make this on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I change what I put in it from time to time, adding bacon instead of sausage, or sometimes adding mushrooms, and sometimes adding all three with several cheeses.
That post also has my recipe for Blueberry Turnovers, also a wonderful idea for a holiday breakfast.
My original delicious Pumpkin Orange Bread is wonderful for a breakfast treat, and works as dessert too if you add a drizzle of Salted Caramel sauce and a bit of whipped cream. The orange zest in the recipe brings the pumpkin flavor up with a lighter clean taste in a dense and moist tea bread.
Then, on the side of tradition, I have to have the jellied cranberry sauce from a can served on my grandmother’s cut glass dish, or it isn’t a holiday.
I have more recipes as I love to experiment in the kitchen, just click on the Cooking category on the sidebar, or use the search function for a specific ingredient or type – like leftovers, or pork. There are some great deals in the Most Loved Kitchen goodies on Amazon. My little waffle maker is on sale, along with lots of fun things for gifts for the cooks on your holiday list. I need to show you the cinnamon rolls in the waffle iron – tasty!!
What is your special dish for the holidays?