This week’s Saturday Seven is all about your Thanksgiving day. A Thanksgiving meal plan of attack if you will. And I definitely have more than 7 recipe ideas for you. Everything from breakfast to cocktails to dessert. Because we all know that Thanksgiving dessert is one of the most important parts of the holiday, right?
Question. Do you eat Thanksgiving dinner really early, take a nap, then go back for dessert later? That’s what we do. Maybe not always a nap, but there’s definitely some post-dinner, pre-dessert lazy couch time. I like to rest up before all the pumpkin pie business.
So, let’s begin with breakfast. I have a few ideas for you. All easy OR can be made ahead of time like these make-ahead maple cinnamon rolls. Oh my gosh, these cinnamon rolls completely melt in your mouth. Start them on Wednesday night!
Or you can make these caramel apple cinnamon scones, which are SO easy.
And so are these teeny spiced apple cider donuts!
For something healthier but just as comforting and cozy, how about my popular morning glory muffins?
For something savory, how about this make-ahead breakfast casserole? Also something you can prep ahead of time and you get your fill of veggies.
And this breakfast hash. In this post, I teach you exactly how to make that potato hash extra, extra crispy.
For appetizers and snacks? Totally have you covered.
Goat cheese and honey crostini which takes no time at all. Try these with seasonal fruit like apple or pear slices.
Also these bacon-wrapped cheesy stuffed jalapeños. Always a crowd-pleaser.
Roasted garlic spinach dip is obviously a must. (It’s so simple.)
To drink? Well there’s slow cooker apple cider to have out all day.
If we’re talking cocktails, PLEASE make my Honeycrisp apple sangria!
And I’m ALL over those Thanksgiving side dishes, especially recently.
Sweet potato casserole that is anti-marshmallows and pro-crunchy pecans.
Green bean casserole from scratch. No cans, please and thank you.
My family’s stuffing recipe complete with sweet apples, browned sausage, savory herbs, whole grain bread, and a sprinkle of dried cranberries.
Classic cornbread with a little honey for sweetness. You cannot beat this!!
Try my honey jalapeño cornbread muffins, too!
Speaking of bread, try my new recipe for soft and fluffy honey butter rolls. You can prep them ahead to save time on the big day, of course. Perfect for leftover turkey sandwiches too!
Super crispy zucchini fritters if you don’t eat meat. Or if you do!
And butternut squash macaroni and cheese with kale. Also vegetarian. It’s my healthier version of the ultimate cold-weather staple!
And, finally, the main event. I’m not talking about turkey, sorry.
The GREAT Pumpkin Pie recipe.
Or its funky little sister with nutella swirls and a gingersnap cookie crust!
Apple crumble pie because apple pie is LIFE.
Pecan pie is also life. (This is my grandmother’s recipe for it!)
Apple pie baked apples are obviously the most fun dessert EVER.
For the grand finale, you can also make my pumpkin cake cheesecake.
Over the top in the best way possible.
Or these pumpkin cream cheese swirl bars.
Need something that isn’t pumpkin? Here’s my favorite layered carrot cake.
This cranberry apple upside-down cake is also a personal favorite.
I can have, like, 10 favorites right? Because if we’re talking faves– I can’t leave out these super soft-baked white chocolate cranberry cookies!
Or this cranberry orange bread. Which isn’t technically a dessert but totally tastes like one.
Q: Are you making any of these recipes for Thanksgiving?
Q: Favorite Thanksgiving recipe? Tell me!
Here are plenty of fall favorite photos for you today. And here is my book tour schedule. Many of you have contacted me about not knowing where I’ll be on my tour. Check out that schedule! It’s all there. 🍭🍭