We all love our favorite, traditional Thanksgiving recipes. At our house we have several special dishes that we make every year, and we have done so for many, many years. My girls always ask for the green bean casserole and the sweet potato casserole. Another traditional dish that we have at Thanksgiving is cranberry sauce with whole cranberries . . . but the girls aren’t thrilled with that one, so I thought about trying something a little bit different this year. That’s when I started looking for a few new ideas, and came up with several that I could try out and share with you here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage. All of these recipes are from websites / blogs I discovered while looking for Thanksgiving recipes, so if you would like to try out one or two (or more!) just click on the links provided and you will find the original recipes.
from Simply Recipes
Waldorf salad on its own is really one of our family favorites, and adding chunks of leftover turkey make this the perfect light meal the day after the huge family dinner on Thanksgiving Day. This one includes the traditional ingredients for old fashioned Waldorf salad, with a sweet-tart dressing made from honey and mayo. We always add chopped celery, too, and just a squeeze of lemon juice to the dressing. Give it a try; I know your family will love it! Visit Simply Recipes for the complete recipe for Turkey Waldorf Salad
from Taste of Home
Cranberries and cornbread are two traditional Thanksgiving dishes – even if you’ve never figured out your favorite way of fixing cranberries – so this recipe might be the perfect combination for your family this holiday season. Adding the cranberries to the cornbread casserole will add a different taste and texture, and you might discover a new family favorite! Visit Taste of Home for the recipe to make Cranberry Corn Bread Casserole this Thanksgiving.
from Taste of Home
Even if you aren’t from the southern states and your family tradition has always included pumpkin pie, here’s a new twist (for some of us!) on an old favorite. Sweet potatoes are always part of our Thanksgiving dinner, but we have never made them into a pie. And since we really, really love sweet potatoes around here, this looks like a fun new way to serve up one of our traditional holiday favorites. Visit Taste of Home for the recipe for Southern Sweet Potato Pie, along with so many other great recipes to add a new twist to your family Thanksgiving dinner.
How about something different this Thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie – or sweet potato pie! These Frosty Pumpkin Squares from Pillsbury look absolutely yummy, and the recipe is pretty simple, too. Your family will love the new version of pumpkin for your Thanksgiving dinner, and you will be glad you tried a new twist on a traditional favorite. Find the complete recipe for Frosty Pumpkin Squares on the Pillsbury website, along with lots of other great ideas for your family Thanksgiving.
from Taste of Home
More cranberries, and this time in a creamy, sweet dessert-type salad that will add a sweet-tangy addition to your traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Even if your family hesitates to try new foods, especially at the holidays when we all look forward to our traditional favorites, this Creamy Cranberry Salad from Taste of Home just might tempt them to change their minds. You can find the complete recipe for Creamy Cranberry Salad on the Taste of Home website, where you will also find Thanksgiving and other holiday recipes that your family will love and make your Thanksgiving celebration one to remember.
Green Bean Casserole is definitely one of my family’s favorites at Thanksgiving – especially with our teenage daughters. So there is no question about whether or not we will have Green Bean Casserole this year! So when I discovered this recipe for putting the Green Bean Casserole in these little Crescent Roll cups, I couldn’t resist. If you would like to give this recipe a try, be sure to visit the Pillsbury website for this and lots of other Thanksgiving and other holiday recipes.
Wishing you a joyous, blessed, and peaceful Thanksgiving celebration with your family and friends!
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