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BLOG: Thanksgiving Food for Thought

11/25/2015

Wedged between two other fantastic holidays, Thanksgiving can sadly become lost in the hustle and bustle of costumes and candy canes. (Yes – we’re talking about you, Christmas and Halloween!) So lets put down the tinsel and pick up some turkey!

It’s time to give Thanksgiving the recognition it deserves because lets face it, who doesn’t love the four “F”s of Thanksgiving: football, family, friends and food.

We are going to focus on the fourth “F” – food – and help you get ready to leave everyone’s stomachs stuffed this Thanksgiving.

Here are some of our favorite recipes from “Entertain With Jane” and a few others that will leave your family and friends running for seconds, and ending up in a food coma on the couch while watching football in the afternoon.

Deviled Eggs | Recipe
These deviled eggs are simply heavenly. The hardest part of this recipe is trying not to eat it all yourself! Simple, yet so satisfying, this dish is sure to have your guests begging for more.

Here are some other festive favorites to help you fill your table with fun and flavor!

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Bacon | Recipe
Brussels sprouts may send up a red flag and frightening childhood flashbacks for some but accompanied with sweet brown sugar and cranberries, it will send your taste buds for a ride! And yes, you read that correctly, bacon and Brussels sprouts – they’re best buds and unbelievably good.

Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread | Recipe
Because if you are still feeling a little intimidated by Brussels sprout-bacon bliss, Grammy’s buttermilk cornbread is simple, sweet and so darn good. Like biting into a piece of a cloud, an amazingly buttery cloud that leaves you wanting more. Trust us: Stock up before Uncle Larry gets to them.

Green Bean Casserole | Recipe
We think green bean casserole could save the world, well this recipe at least. Crunchy fresh green beans draped in peppers, bacon, garlic and onions, and oh, did I mention bacon? This combination is dangerous, but in all of the best ways!

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel | Recipe
If you can even read this dish without drooling, well lets just say you are stronger willed than us. Sweet potatoes, pecans and marshmallows, need we say more? Oh, you’re already on your way to pick up a bag of mini marshmallows? We thought so.

Stuffing-Muffins with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy | Recipe
No Thanksgiving meal is complete without two things – well three things, we suppose, if you count the turkey. Stuffing and mashed potatoes are the backbone of Thanksgiving; the glue that holds it all together. The straw that broke the camel’s pants button. There are many amazing feats the human race has accomplished: walking on the moon, the Internet, the wheel, and last but definitely not least, stuffing-muffins with mashed potatoes and gravy.

So let’s give it up for Thanksgiving!