There is nothing quite like opening the fridge and chowing down on a plate of leftovers in the days after the largest meal of the year! Try out these fun ideas to give your leftovers a new life this year!
The Perfect Turkey sandwich! Go ahead and add a thin layer of mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce for your turkey sandwich this year, recreating the flavorful experience of Thanksgiving!
Peppers Stuffed with Stuffing! Grab a few bell peppers and fill them with leftover stuffing. Throw the in the broiler to give the top a nice crispy layer and enjoy your madeover leftover meal!
Beer-batter your leftover turkey and serve it up with waffles and a side of cranberry sauce for a Turkey-Day take on the simple pleasure of chicken waffles!
Nothing says holidays like colorful snacks! Check out these fun ways to add some festive flair to your feasts this winter season!
Red and Green Rice Krispie Treats! Throw some food coloring into a standard batch of treats for an easy splash of spirit to your holiday snack table!
Blue and White Waffles! Celebrate Hanukkah in style by dropping blue food coloring into your waffle mix and then covering with a generous dusting of powdered sugar!
Holiday Shortcake! Add some red food coloring to your angel-food cake mix and some green food coloring to your whipped cream. The strawberries will bring bright red and you can add green M&Ms for a colorful winter tribute to strawberry shortcake!
No need to sweat it in the kitchen this year, take the pressure off with these two easy and fun pie recipes that will satisfy your dinner guests without exhausting the chef!
Easy Peasy Pumpkin Pie
Place one frozen pie crust into a pie pan. Mix together ¾ cups of sugar, 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, ½ teaspoons of salt, 1 can of pumpkin, 1 ¼ cups of evaporated milk, 2 eggs beaten! Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 45 more minutes. Be sure to cool the pie for about 2 hours before serving!
Awesome Apple Pie!
Mix together 6 cups of thinly sliced, peeled apples, ¾ cups of sugar, 2 tablespoon of flour, ¾ tablespoons of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Place 1 frozen pie into a pie pan. Spoon the filling into the pie crust. Then, place the second pie crust on top and press . the edges together. Bake for 45 minutes at 425 degrees. To prevent the edges of the crust from getting burnt you can cover the edges with foil after the first 20 minutes of baking. Cool for 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!
Sick of trying to cook an entire Turkey in your tiny oven? Or just ready to leave the meat behind for a while and focus on other sources of protein? Here are two of my favorite no-meat main dishes to round out your Thanksgiving meal…
Pumpkin Pot Pie! A vegetarian option of the traditional chicken pot pie, this flavorful pie with the sweetness of pumpkin and the hearty quality of celery, onion, carrots and kidney beans will keep everyone happy and healthy!
Veggie Burger a la Thanksgiving! Add some November flare to your regular veggie burger by topping the patty with mashed potatoes, green beans and a dollop of cranberry sauce! Celebrate an American classic with a vegetarian spin!
The tart and tangy quality of the cranberry makes it a perfect balancing piece to the Thanksgiving spread! Gather the following ingredients for an unusual take on the classic sauce that will have your dinner guests requesting your secret recipe!
-2 cups of cranberries
-1 can of chunky cranberry sauce
-1 cup of chopped strawberries
– 1 cup of raspberries (optional)
-½ cup of chopped walnuts
Mix all of these delicious ingredients together in a serving bowl and provide your guests with a flavorful, crispy and tangy sauce to complement their meal!
Cream of Corn. Corn is a must have at any Thanksgiving feast! Why not try a creamy corn casserole at your table this year? This will be a particular hit if you decide to add some heat to any other dish! The creamy corn will soothe any palette and keep everyone coming back for seconds!
Sweet Potatoes. This decadent root vegetable pair exceedingly well with pumpkin! Add some pumpkin to your sweet potatoes this year for an even brighter orange color and an extra helping of fiber! Topping your sweet potato casserole with a layer of marshmallows before you toss it into the broiler will give you a gooey molten delicious side dish (or dessert!).
Green beans and Almonds. This is a hard one to mess up! Green beans, almonds and onions make a great team and will provide some very important vitamins and nutrients to an otherwise rich and splurge-worthy annual meal!
Fall is the time for warm stews, creamy soups and hearty chilis! Check out this simple and quick recipe for the best cornbread you will ever consume! Serve warm and with a dollop of honey on each slice!
Gather the following ingredients:
-1 cup Cornmeal
– 1 ½ cups Buttermilk
– ¾ cup Flour
-1 tablespoon Sugar
-1 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
-½ teaspoon of Baking Soda
-¼ teaspoon Salt
– 6 tbsp Butter
-1 greased 8 inch baking dish
-1 oven preheated to 425 degrees!
To help you remember this recipe: think dry ingredients first, wet ingredients second, mix wet into dry, pour into dish, bake until golden, cool and serve!