Thanksgiving Recipes

11/8/2018 - 3:04:30 PM

Photo: Timothy Eberly


Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Can you believe it?! In addition to the traditional turkey, every gathering seems to have certain dishes that are a unique tradition. Dishes like peach stuffing, baked artichoke hearts, and sweet potato-coconut casserole are just a few of the possibilities.


Here are a few of the dishes our family enjoys every year. My wife, my sister-in-law, and my brother-in-law were kind enough to share their recipes. If you’re inclined, share your favorite(s) in the comments!


Cranberry Sauce

Put the following 3 ingredients through the food processor:

2 apples

2 oranges

2 bags of fresh cranberries

Then add:

2 cans of whole cranberry sauce

1-2 cups of sugar depending how sweet or tart you want it to be.

Stir together.

Best if made the day before and chilled in the refrigerator overnight so all the flavors can blend together.

It’s a must at our family Thanksgiving ??!


Thanks Donna!


Photo: Mariana Medvedeva


Carrot Casserole

12 carrots (4 cups)- cut & cook until tender

1/4 - 1/2 lb Velveeta cheese

Cut into pieces & layer with cooked carrots in a buttered 2quart casserole dish.

Make a white sauce:

Melt 1/2 c butter & cook diced onion until translucent (1/8 c)

Add following ingredients & stir/cook until thickens

1/4 c flour

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp celery seed

1/2 tsp dry mustard

2 cups milk

Pour over carrots/cheese- don't stir!

Top with buttered bread crumbs & bake at 375 for 15-20 mins.

Can assemble everything but the bread crumbs & refrigerate overnight, increase baking time if you do.


Got this recipe from my Mom & make it EVERY Christmas b/c Mom Groff & Sara really like it. Thanks, Audrey!


Easy Fall Spice Cake

1 box Spice cake mix

3 eggs

1 can (15 oz) pumpkin


mix well - pour/spoon into Bundt pan

Bake 350 30-40 min

glaze if desire: orange juice and 10k sugar


Thanks Audrey!


Photo: Joanna Kosinska


Miracle Whip Chocolate Cake

Mix the following dry ingredients:

2 cups of all purpose flour

1 1/4 cups of flour

4 tablespoons of cocoa

2 teaspoons of baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

Mix the following ingredients and blend with the dry ingredients.

Do not over mix. There will be some lumps in the batter.

1 cup of Miracle Whip

1 cup of water

1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Check with cake tester in the center to make sure the cake is fully baked.

This cake is easy to make and full of flavor! It is quite moist. It can be frosted with any vanilla flavored frosting. Enjoy a piece with your favorite hot beverage!

Thanks Dwight!



If any of our readers have a recipe or two you’d like to share, feel free to post in our comments section!


Have a Happy Thanksgiving! May we all know peace, strength, and love.



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