Thanksgiving Meal Planning Made Easy!

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Take the guesswork out of your Thanksgiving dinner this year! I have compiled all of my favorite recipes for the holidays into one easy spot!

Meat

Bust out the crock pot or Instant Pot and free up space in your oven so you can make more side dishes!

Crock Pot Holiday Ham

Holidays are filled with delicious food, good company and laughter! Take the stress out of your meal planning with this amazingly delicious crock-pot holiday ham! Even better yet, it won’t take up space or time in your oven!

crock pot holiday ham - the best most delicious ham ever!

Appetizers

Grab a serving platter and serve up your favorite appetizers!

Lipton Soup Spinach Dip with Hawaiian Bread

This Lipton Soup Spinach Dip with Hawaiian Bread is a delicious and savory appetizer that works great for a crowd! Serve with Hawaiian bread and enjoy!

Lipton Soup Spinach Dip

Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Need to free up space in your oven? Make this sweet potato soufflé in the crockpot!

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Soufflé - the perfect holiday side dish!

Goat Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Goat cheese scalloped potatoes most delicious homemade potatoes with a gourmet twist! They boast are rich and decadent flavor that leaves you craving for more! Goat cheese scalloped potatoes can be prepared ahead of time and make a wonderful side dish to any main course!

Goat Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

These oven roasted red potatoes are bursting with flavor and boast the perfect soft yet crunchy texture! They’re sure to be a huge hit!

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

It’s easy to be fooled with these savory cauliflower mashed potatoes! Skip the carbs and calories for more nutrients!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Make room on your plate for these twice baked potatoes because this might be the only dish you eat – they are THAT good!

Twice Baked Potatoes

Salads

Easy Kale Salad

This easy kale salad is delicious and packed full of vitamins! It takes only a few minutes to make and uses staple pantry items!

Easy Kale Salad

Soups

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

A copycat version of Panera Bread’s Autumn Squash soup rich with flavor! Butternut squash, pumpkin puree and carrots make this squash soup recipe a healthy and flavorful soup of choice this fall!

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup is a creamy and flavorful healthy soup for fall and those cold winter nights. Prepare in an Instant Pot pressure cooker and enjoy within 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Homemade Potato Soup

This homemade, creamy potato soup is an easy, one pot soup to make in a pinch for a quick meal.

Homemade Potato Soup in a Bread Bowl

Drinks

Serve your drinks and cocktails in pretty pitchers!

How To Make Homemade Eggnog + Recipe

Homemade eggnog is simple to make and is tastier than it’s store-bought companions. This non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is not too thick but rich and sweet in flavor. It’s a must-make holiday favorite!

homemade eggnog in glass with cinnamon stick on christmas themed platter

Christmas Morning Cocktail, non-alcoholic

This non-alcoholic Christmas Morning cocktail is the perfect kid friendly holiday punch that is easy to make and is only three ingredients!

non-alcoholic Christmas Morning cocktail

Easy Sangria

Easy and tasty, one bottle of wine sangria that incorporates the flavor from several different fruits that stock your fruit basket! Perfect for dinner parties or the holidays!

Easy Sangria

Pies

Be sure to make your own pie crust for an even better tasting pie! It’s easy, I promise! Everything you need to make the perfect pie crust!

Bourbon Caramel Pecan Pie

Decadent, rich and flavorful nutty pecan pie with a delightful accent of bourbon and caramel! Serve with vanilla bean ice cream and a warm cup of coffee!

Bourbon Caramel Pecan Pie

Mini Apples Pies, for the crust lover!

These individual Mini Apple Pies are easy to make using homemade apple pie pilling and store bought pie crust. Fill a cupcake tin and they are the perfect treat for fall, lunchboxes, dessert platters and more! The extra bites of crust will be loved by the crust lover!

Mini Apple Pies

All-American Apple Pie

A delicious take on the All-American Apple Pie…with raisins!

All-American Apple Pie with Raisins

Pumpkin Sundae Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin Spice season is here – and all in the world is right again!

Pumpkin Sundae Pie

Decorative Pie Crust

Once you’ve rolled out your pie crust, it’s time to decorate! My favorite tools for creating beautiful pie crust shapes are with the pastry wheel roller and plunger cookie cutters!

Pie Dishes and Plates

One thing to consider when buying beautiful pie dishes is the depth of the pie dish. The very first pie dish I owed was a glass Pyrex pie dish that is pretty shallow. I like this pie dish for pies that I don’t want to be super thick/deep or if I don’t have a ton of filling, and need it to be a smaller pie.

On the flip side, I have a beautiful 9″ Emile Henry pie dish that I use a lot, but it is very deep – and store-bought pie crust doesn’t fill the entire dish to the edges, as you can see here in my quiche recipe. When I use this particular pie dish with homemade pie crust, I adjust the size of my crust by making it larger in diameter).

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